January 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Still recovering from a serious cycling accident, U2 frontman Bono published a lengthy "A to Z of 2014" blog post on the band's website yesterday, to mark the new year. It includes his latest views on...

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December 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

How many Christmas songs are there in the western digital music catalogue? Here’s a specific answer: 180,660. At least, that’s according to an analysis of Spotify’s catalogue by Aaron Daubman, which...

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December 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When Spotify first gave artists the option of promoting merchandise within its service earlier in 2014, the company’s chosen partner was D2C firm Topspin with its ArtistLink feature. However, when Topspin...

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December 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming services like Spotify and Deezer are mustard-keen to sign partnership deals with hi-fi makers, but the latter companies may have their own streaming ambitions too. Latest in that group is Bose,...

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December 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud has changed a lot over the course of 2014, in terms of its design. The company had one more tweak in store before the end of the year though: a new feature called Collection. “We designed...

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December 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify boss Daniel Ek has granted a rare interview to Billboard, talking about his company’s highs and lows of 2014. Unsurprisingly, Taylor Swift makes an early appearance. “The public probably...

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December 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Was it strange that Taylor Swift pulled her back catalogue from Spotify while leaving videos for her singles on YouTube? Not really: YouTube might be the biggest music-consumption platform in the world,...

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December 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Ed Sheeran may be BFFs with Taylor Swift, but he hasn’t been scared to disagree with her stance on Spotify. Having suggested earlier in the year that the streaming service fuels his real love – playing...

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December 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Not the most surprising headline you’ll read this week, in fairness. Sony/ATV chairman and CEO Martin Bandier remains unimpressed with streaming payouts, with his latest criticism coming in an internal...

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