September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile analytics firm Localytics has published its latest report based on data from apps using its tools, and the results are encouraging for the music industry. “The amount of time people spend...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A pair of stories from the world of connected set-top boxes this morning, starting with Amazon’s Fire TV in the US. Spotify is now available for the device, with Amazon having incorporated the streaming...

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September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Shazam has announced another music service integration for its mobile app, this time on Android. “You can now purchase tracks straight from Google Play and listen to full tracks with Google Play...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music Group’s revenues for the first half of 2014 were down 10.4% year-on-year to €2bn, including an 11.8% decline in the group’s recorded music revenues to €1.6bn. While release schedules...

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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Okay, tell us something we don’t know. But youth research firm Voxburner’s survey of 913 16-24 year-old Brits this month does at least provide some more figures on the familiar trend of YouTube...

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August 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Gracenote has a new chief executive: John Batter, who joins the Tribune Media Company subsidiary from online video firm M-Go, and before that, DreamWorks Animation. He starts work next week, reporting...

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August 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm Juniper Research has published its latest digital music forecasts, predicting revenues of $12.3bn this year, rising to $13.9bn in 2019 – slow growth, to say the least. The report suggests...

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August 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Are the streaming exclusivity wars about to kick off in earnest? It’s been predicted for a while, but yesterday’s tweet from Beats Music set the cat among the pigeons. “America! You can now listen...

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August 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s some good analysis in Billboard this week of single-track sales figures in the US so far this year. It’s good news for Pharrell Williams, whose ‘Happy’ single has sold 5.9m units in the...

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