April 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Calling any digital service a something-killer is usually simply journalistic shorthand: it’s hugely rare for a single company to kill another – high-profile copyright lawsuits aside. So is Twitter’s...

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March 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The battle is on in the latest wave of live video-broadcasting apps, with Twitter’s recently-acquired Periscope launching yesterday on iPhone, to compete with SXSW-buzz Meerkat. Among Periscope’s differences...

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March 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud has traditionally frowned on apps that simply provide an alternative listening method to its official mobile app. White Label is an example of an app that adds a layer on top, though – specifically,...

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March 25th, 2015 by leo@musically.com

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Lead: Artists often run multiple social media accounts as part of their marketing. But just how well are they using them? And are they tailoring content to the specifics of each platform? Or treating them...

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March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Remember Foursquare? It’s working with Twitter on a new feature for the social network that will enable users to tag their tweets with more specific locations. Something that could be interesting when...

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March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Well, this was inevitable: Twitter is testing videos that start playing automatically when encountered in people’s main feed within its iOS apps. Why inevitable? Because Facebook did it some time ago,...

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March 18th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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We’ve seen several phases of social streaming, with the most notable one being Facebook’s debut of “frictionless” sharing in 2011 – also known as “blatting out everything you play to everyone...

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March 16th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The hot app at this year’s SXSW is Meerkat, fuelled by the fact that tech journalists and startup folk are getting over-excited about streaming live video of whatever party they’re at to single-digit...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

More big data here, in the form of a new chart from social analytics firm SocialRank, which has launched its Music Index. The idea: it takes the artists from the Billboard 200 and tracks their followers...

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