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...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »

December 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’re anticipating a streaming price war in 2015, possibly sparked by Apple’s relaunch of Beats Music, following reports that the company is pushing for a $5-a-month subscription price. The company...

Continue reading »

November 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The US Country Music Association has published the results of a survey that it claims suggests streaming is a better driver of music sales than radio play. The details: of people who remembered hearing...

Continue reading »

November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, we say ‘kids’ – under-35s, anyway. Which in the context of usual perceptions of the Pink Floyd fanbase, are pretty much babes in arms. But yes, Spotify has published some data on the...

Continue reading »

November 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We reported on Rdio’s press release explaining why it still had Taylor Swift’s back catalogue yesterday, but CEO Anthony Bay talked in more detail about his views on artists and streaming in...

Continue reading »

November 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Since its launch earlier in the year, Audiam has been making waves in the digital music community with its focus on YouTube royalties collection. Now it’s turning its attention to publishers, setting...

Continue reading »

November 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve written a lot about Indian streaming services like Saavn, Gaana and Dhingana over the last couple of years, but rivals from other parts of the world are eyeing the market too. Rdio, for example,...

Continue reading »

November 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The closing session at yesterday’s Web Summit conference featured U2 frontman Bono, who ended up talking more about streaming than iTunes. “The real enemy is not between digital downloads or streaming,...

Continue reading »