December 22nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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So, remember how Taylor Swift pulled her catalogue from Spotify at the start of November, and people wondered whether her fans would turn to YouTube? Here’s a new data point to play with in that argument:...

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December 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Strange though it is for end-of-year charts to have been coming out since the start of December, that’s the pattern. YouTube launched its Rewind charts yesterday, for example, breaking out separate charts...

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December 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Bop.fm is one of the startups trying to build bridges between the various streaming music services, helping people share links with friends that automatically play tracks from whatever services they have...

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December 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met Psy,” admitted a blog post from the official YouTube Google+ account...

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December 17th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Vessel is the latest company hoping to take on YouTube in the online video space, armed with former Hulu executives as co-founders and a rumoured $75m of funding. Today, it revealed more on its strategy...

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December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If the headline ‘Apploud Is Like An Instagram For Live Music Where Musicians Get Paid’ makes you want to flee for the hills with a little red button marked ‘destroy all apps, app hype and the people...

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December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s become standard for US TV music-talent shows to make performances available to buy from Apple’s iTunes store, pioneered by American Idol. Now rival The Voice has announced a milestone: 20m such...

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December 9th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Since YouTube introduced its Content ID feature, most of its emphasis has been on the rightsholders that can use it to claim videos using their music and make money from ads around them. Now YouTube...

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December 4th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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YouTube is big with The Kids. Regular Music Ally readers will know all about this: we’ve regularly covered research showing that for children, YouTube is increasingly their go-to destination for music...

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