October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google bought Songza in July, promising to “explore ways to bring what you love about Songza to Google Play Music“. Now we know how: yesterday, the company updated its Google Play Music app...

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October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We reported yesterday on the launch of BBC Music, and the expansion of its streaming playlists service Playlister. But we missed the Beeb’s announcement of a couple of stats: in the year since Playlister...

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October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last night saw the launch of a new recording of the Beach Boys‘ ‘God Only Knows’ commissioned by British broadcaster the BBC, in the same vein as its ‘Perfect Day’ promo from...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Online community Reddit has closed a $50m Series B funding round that includes investment from VC firms Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital. Oh, and individual celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Jared...

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September 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, we can, but can you? When we browse an album’s page in Spotify’s desktop client, hovering over any song in the column underneath the thumbs-up icon at the far right shows its play count....

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September 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

WhoSampled has been helping people dig back into the samples in their favourite songs since 2008 as a website, and since 2012 as an iPhone app. Yesterday, the company ported the latter to Android, albeit...

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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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