May 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We last wrote about Playground Sessions – a US music-education startup co-founded by Quincy Jones – back in 2013, when it launched as a $9.99-a-month subscription service teaching piano online (Bulletin,...

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May 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube and Vevo may be the most popular music video apps, but there have been some interesting alternatives focused around live performances in recent years. The latest is VuHaus, armed with the slogan...

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May 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A 60-minute stream of Prince’s gig in Baltimore this weekend was made available on Tidal – but not just for subscribers. That set it apart from previous webcasts by Jack White and J Cole, which were...

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May 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm ParkData has been exploring the popularity of digital music services on iOS and Android in the US, and its findings make for interesting reading – even if the top dog in its chart isn’t...

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April 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

As the rhetoric around US music royalties ramps up again this year, expect an upswing in lobbying. Yesterday saw the announcement of the MIC Coalition (Music, Innovation, Consumers apparently). With members...

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April 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

US satellite radio provider SiriusXM announced its first-quarter financial results last night, with revenues up 8% year-on-year to $1.08bn, and net profits up 12% to $106m. The company added 431k net new...

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April 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Jukely is the American startup charging music fans $25 a month to attend an ‘unlimited’ selection of gigs – well, apart from the fact that it’s limited both by the number of days in the month,...

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April 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

T-Mobile US has provided some updated stats on its Music Freedom initiative, which launched last year as a way for its mobile subscribers to stream music without data charges. It now has 19 million people...

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April 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Remember the days (i.e. 2014) when record labels signing Vine stars was news? Then the days (i.e. still 2014) when those Vine stars topping the iTunes charts was news? In 2015, the news is about them topping...

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