November 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British broadcaster the BBC signalled its intentions to launch a video channel for its flagship Radio 1 station earlier this year, with plans to house it within the Beeb’s own catchup TV service...

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November 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is the UK’s number one single this week, but also the latest illustration of how streaming is changing the dynamics of the chart. The song has actually spent 19...

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October 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this week, Ed Sheeran was talking publicly about why he sees recorded music as basically a driver for his touring, which by extension is the reason he’s happy to have his music available...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

UK streaming music service Blinkbox has been a quiet success on one level this past year, with 1m registered users and more than 1bn streams, with its backer Tesco helping it reach a more mainstream audience....

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September 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s all about that bass for Meghan Trainor, but also all about those streams in the UK, where her song wasn’t on sale until this week. On streams alone last week, ‘All About That Bass’...

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September 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yesterday, the UK became the second country to get advertising in Instagram, following the US, where the Facebook-owned app launched ads last year. Seven brands are on board for the UK launch: major label...

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September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association has appointed a new chairman: Raoul Chatterjee, SVP of music at 7digital. The former Warner Music exec is the first person to hold the role with a digital...

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September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A technically-accomplished ticketing startup from a cool part of London, with a mobile focus? No, not Songkick. We’ve been tracking the plans of startup Dice through its recruitment for a few months,...

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September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last year, we wrote about a remixing app released by UK band The Nyco Project, as part of a wider Musicjelly initiative that saw them travelling the world recording musicians for an interactive installation...

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