June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

When Soundtrack Your Brand appeared in Sweden a year ago (Bulletin, 20-May-14), there was some confusion over whether its service based around providing Spotify to small businesses for their offices and...

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June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple’s promise to pay royalties during the three-month free trial of its Apple Music streaming service has won over indie licensing agency Merlin. In a letter to members that leaked last night, CEO...

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June 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Streaming service Rdio has never said how many users it has, let alone subscribers, but its CEO Anthony Bay is using its underdog status to speak out increasingly candidly about the streaming market and...

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June 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Forget Apple Music and indie labels: for some people, Spotify’s iOS app icon going a different shade of green is this week’s big scandal – as you’ll see from the strangely-outraged tweets about...

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June 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Plenty of Spotify news today: the company announced its latest mini-milestone yesterday. Its PlayStation Music app has now been downloaded more than 5m times by Sony-powered gamers, which Spotify reckons...

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June 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

What to do after helping a high-profile subscription-based entertainment service go public? If you’re Barry McCarthy, you join another high-profile subscription-based entertainment service that’s on...

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June 17th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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“What we’re really excited about is the acceleration into streaming, with streaming radio and paid on-demand. Finally it’s happening! It took a while…” It’s no wonder that John MacFarlane...

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June 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Oh, we prefer Loren Kramar’s early stuff, before he shot to fame by being used as an example in an Apple keynote… Oh, wait, there was NO earlier stuff than that: the singer/songwriter hadn’t actually...

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June 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve seen several startups emerge in recent years to make playlists available across the various streaming services – usually those created by users. French firm Soundsgood is taking a slightly different...

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