July 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Billboard has a good piece today on the US launch campaign for Sam Smith’s debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’, and specifically the question of whether its Spotify holdout – it’s not been available...

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July 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Microsoft’s Xbox Music service already has a scan-and-match feature, examining a user’s personal music collection and matching files to its database for playing on other devices. What it’s...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music manager Nick Stern has published an op-ed piece on The Hollywood Reporter calling for greater transparency between labels and artists over streaming revenues. “I’m constantly disappointed...

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June 25th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Our cover feature considers what the inclusion of streaming will mean for the UK singles chart. We speak to service and label executives in both Sweden and the US to ask them how the architecture of their...

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June 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The long-awaited Spotify IPO is drawing closer, with a Quartz report claiming that the streaming music service is holding “practice earnings calls”. It suggests that Spotify held one in early...

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June 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Fans of Katy Perry are getting another chance to watch ‘Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me’, but this time on Facebook. The 2012 film focuses on the star’s tour the previous year, and has...

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June 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Curation and personalisation isn’t just a feature for on-demand streaming music services. Personal radio players are getting in on the action too, as shown by the new version 5.0 of Clear Channel’s...

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June 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile Entertainment has run an interview with Oleg Fomenko, CEO and founder of Bloom.fm. The piece is mainly an introduction to the service and what its intentions are – a lot of which will already...

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June 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music Ally’s next evening conference focuses on transparency and digital music, and we’re about to sell our last few tickets. It’s an old argument: from black box income, breakages clauses...

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