July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

One more barrier to Apple buying Beats Electronics has been removed, with news yesterday that the European Commission has approved the proposed $3bn acquisition. “The Commission concluded that the combination...

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July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Musician David Byrne has been talking, again, about his views on digital music services and artists’ rights. “The Pandora model, and that of many other internet companies, is, IMO, like Amazon: hang...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When it launched last year, the BBC’s Playlister service helped people create playlists from songs recommended and/or played by radio DJs, then export them to Spotify, Deezer and YouTube. Now there’s...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Indie licensing agency Merlin has been conspicuously silent amid the recent storm about YouTube’s licensing negotiation tactics with independents – unsurprising, given that it remains at the negotiating...

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

For all the excitement around personalised radio and on-demand streaming services, traditional radio remains one of the most powerful music discovery media. The latest data from British radio authority...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google is quietly expanding the geographic reach of its Google Play Music All Access streaming service, adding six more countries yesterday. Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Ukraine now have...

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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

On the face of it, Sonos adding SoundCloud to its list of streaming services available through its connected hi-fis is of average significance, albeit nice for people with those hi-fis and active SoundCloud...

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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In March this year, connected hi-fi firm Sonos announced plans for a big redesign of its iOS and Android apps, with a slinkier interface and new universal search feature to look for artists and songs across...

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July 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Bop.fm is one of a clutch of startups trying to help people build and share playlists between the various streaming music services – see also Whyd and Songdrop. Now the company has some more money to...

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