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 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm eMarketer has published its latest predictions for the US digital advertising market – figures with significant importance for digital music firms like Pandora and Spotify, as well as social...

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March 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In early 2013, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ended an investigation into potential antitrust practices at Google. Now it has emerged that in doing so, the commissioners went against the recommendations...

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March 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The much-anticipated 2014 recorded music figures for the US were published yesterday by the RIAA, providing an overview of the current digital transition in the market that’s most influential on the...

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March 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

US singer Kelly Clarkson took to Twitter yesterday to hold a listening party for her new album ‘Piece by Piece’, inviting fans to press play on their copy at 8pm ET, then read her tweets alongside...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple is on the wrong end of a sizeable patent-infringement ruling, with a federal jury finding the company guilty of infringing patents held by US company Smartflash. How sizeable? Damages of $532.9m,...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Well, it will if you believe eMarketer’s latest estimate, which suggests Pinterest will grow from 47.1 million users this year to 59.3 million in 2019. But let’s stick to 2015 for now: eMarketer thinks...

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February 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Flush with its early success in signing up 200,000 users in the US, Deezer is taking its Deezer Elite hi-res streaming service global. The company announced the news yesterday, including Sonos as its exclusive...

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February 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A third? That’s actually higher than we’d have expected, given the dominance of free and freemium apps on the stores of Apple and Google. Still, 33% is the percentage that’ll pay for apps in the...

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