August 29th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The prospect of a transition from music ownership to music access has been floated for many years now, but now it's underway, there's a sense that its pace has managed to take many people in the industry...

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August 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music’s latest music-tech investment may be unlikely to end in a Beats-sized exit, but it’s interesting nonetheless. The company has made a strategic investment in Rockbot, one of...

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August 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US mobile operator T-Mobile launched its Music Freedom initiative earlier this year, promising that usage of Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Slacker and Samsung’s Milk wouldn’t...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yesterday morning, we reported on SoundCloud’s plans to introduce advertising on its surface with an initially-limited number of partner artists and distributors. Now CEO Alexander Ljung has been giving...

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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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