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August 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Okay, YouTube is already the world’s largest video-on-demand service for children – see the success of Minecraft-cat Stampy for proof of that – but they don’t have registered accounts on the service...

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August 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s some good analysis in Billboard this week of single-track sales figures in the US so far this year. It’s good news for Pharrell Williams, whose ‘Happy’ single has sold 5.9m units in the...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Here’s an interesting stat about personal radio service Pandora’s audience: 25% of its monthly listeners are Hispanic. Billboard reports that the company now has nearly 19m Hispanic listeners, making...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A few years ago, Music Ally had a stand at the Midem conference, well within earshot of the stand for rapper Pitbull. We admired his entrepreneurial instincts in sending his team to an industry conference,...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US startup Smule has become one of the most successful creators of music creation apps in recent years, claiming 20m users for apps including Magic Piano, Sing! and AutoRap. Now the company is launching...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If a report on Billboard yesterday is to be believed, next July could see the global music industry adopting a unified strategy of putting out new releases on Fridays. That would be a big change in markets...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Variety brings news of an intriguing survey asking US teenagers who the most influential celebrities are. Only three of the top 10 are ‘traditional’ stars: late actor Paul Walker (sixth), actor...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rappers Drake and Lil Wayne have set off on a high-profile joint tour of the US this week, and we’re fascinated by the role its official app is playing in the concerts. Released for iPhone just in time...

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August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Viacom has published some details of its latest research into US music fans’ habits, quizzing more than 1,200 13-40 year-olds on “the music experience in 2014”. Some of the key conclusions won’t...

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