September 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Scandinavian streaming music service WiMP is launching in the US and UK, and sensibly, has come up with a new brand that has less connotations of weakness. The new service will be called Tidal, and it...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

EDM (or, as non-Americans call it, dance music) is in the grip of a tremendous gold rush as the US finally embraces it and its repetitive beats. Miller is joining the charge by creating the Miller SoundClash...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Game-streaming service Twitch, which is being bought by Amazon for nearly $1bn, now has a peak-time audience that rivals the average prime-time audience of some famous cable networks in the US. At least,...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Snapchat is expanding the Our Story feature that it launched earlier this year for the Electric Daisy Carnival festival in the US (Bulletin, 19-Jun-14). The feature is designed to aggregate snaps taken...

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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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