May 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We were wary of all the media ‘hot takes’ pronouncing Tidal doomed on the strength of its relaunch press conference, and it seems veteran industry exec L.A. Reid agrees. “I don’t think any of us...

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May 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

“Over the past few years, China’s music industry has seemed to vacillate between cautious optimism and a modicum of despair,” writes Mathew Daniel, president, international of music distribution...

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April 16th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Tonight is Music Ally’s Future Music Marketing event in London, where we’ve gathered a panel of opinionated experts to give their views on whether a selection of technologies are hits or hype – or...

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April 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify playlists, YouTubers, music blogs and sundry other digital services are creating a new wave of music curators, even if quite a few of them are just the old curators trying on new platforms. A...

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March 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

GOLD! You’ve got the power to know, your royalties are destructible… Etc etc. It’s a good day if you’ve been wondering what the singer out of Spandau Ballet thinks of streaming music: Tony Hadley...

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March 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Jay Z’s acquisition of WiMP and Tidal owner Aspiro has now been approved, with the company’s CEO Andy Chen describing the deal as “a game-changing move for Tidal” – which appears to be the lead...

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March 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The battle lines are being drawn up in 2015’s debate about the effectiveness of free, on-demand streaming as a funnel towards paid subscriptions. Lucian Grainge, Jimmy Iovine, Lohan Presencer and Doug...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Samsung has launched a website version of its Milk Music service – the first time it’s been available on non-Samsung devices. The personal radio service launched in the US in March 2014 (Bulletin,...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

As we reported yesterday, at least one major label is firmly aligned with Apple on the desire to push back on freemium. But what about all the labels’ views on Apple’s desire to undercut the current...

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