February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music sales in Japan fell 4.6% to ¥297.9bn ($2.5bn) in 2014, according to Billboard’s analysis of figures published by industry body the RIAJ. And yes, a drop in physical sales was the cause, in a market...

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February 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The latest artist to debut a new album – well, a mixtape in this case – to a startled world is Drake. Overnight, he tweeted a link to ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’, a 17-track mixtape...

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February 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Soundalike ‘in the style of’ recordings are one of the prime sources of digital-music clutter, but it seems Apple is having a crackdown. According to Digital Music News, the latest iTunes style guide...

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February 4th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Yes, “Live Music 2.0” is a horrible phrase that’s best left well alone. But global agency GroupM’s entertainment and sports division’s new report about the interaction between brands and live...

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February 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We sent out an alert on Friday about the news that a company owned by Jay Z has tabled a bid for Aspiro, the parent firm of streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Industry consultant Mark Mulligan pegged...

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The upcoming album from Father John Misty is, according to friends who’ve heard it, marvellous. 

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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 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US personal radio service Slacker is getting a high-profile relaunch this week, with an emphasis on human curation, including some well-known YouTubers. The site and its iPhone app have been redesigned...

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December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s been a lot going on around digital music and sound quality in 2015, from PonoMusic’s crowdfunding to the launch of high-def streaming services Tidal and Deezer Elite. Now veteran hardware firm...

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