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Report 407: Block ‘n’ roll

Lead: Blockchain is simultaneously one of the most hyped and most misunderstood technologies currently around the music industry. Some evangelists have suggested it will fix every problem in the digital-music ecosystem while...

Music Ally Report 406: The China/India crossroad

Our cover feature looks at the two most-populous nations in the world which, between them, account for a third of the people on the planet. A huge amount of expectation has been placed on both India and China as places where...

Music Ally Report 405: Smart Speakers Special

Welcome to our ‘Smart Speakers Special’. Here we look at how the likes of Amazon’s Echo and Google Home are setting the agenda, but also how others like Whyd, Clazio, Clova and more are extending what is possible....

Music Ally Issue 404: IFPI Data & Five Big Questions

Lead: For the most part, the IFPI’s numbers for 2016 were good news – albeit presented with the caveat that we are not out of the woods yet. But digging into the numbers, we have five big questions that need answering...

Music Ally Report 403: Hardware Special

Welcome to our hardware special. Here we look at the music-related technologies that are most exciting, interesting or liable to propel the music business into its next stage of evolution. We have consciously stepped back...

Music Ally Report 402: Talking Points

We’re fresh back from the FastForward and by:Larm conferences, so our lead feature is a roundup of the 20 most interesting talking points from both events: from expanding music-marketing cycles to VR, bots and loot...

Music Ally Report 400 – 2017 Special: The Ways Ahead

Welcome to the first Music Ally Report of 2017. We ended 2016 by speaking to a wide range of people from around the industry about how the year was for them – outlining the things they were both excited and frustrated...

Music Ally report: 30 music startups worth watching in 2017

The state of the current music/tech startups scene was a big theme at the recent NY:LON Connect conference that Music Ally and the Music Business Association co-organised. Six British startups pitched their technologies...

Music Ally Report 399 – In Review

Here you go guys! The last report of the year is an interview special, where we pick the brains of senior industry executives, artists, lawyers and investors on the key themes of this year, and what they mean for 2017. Rob...

Music Ally Report 398 – Tube Exit

Lead: Music Ally has heard that at least one major label is threatening to pull its content from YouTube before Christmas. This could prove to be a negotiating strategy/last resort, but what would happen if they actually...

Music Ally Report 397 – One Inflation Under a Groove

Lead: The price of a subscription service sits at a psychologically attractive $£€9.99 monthly fee and that helps hook users. The problem, however, is that this price point solidified in the early 2000s with Rhapsody...

Music Ally Report 396 – A “Bloody Fortune”

Lead: Secondary ticketing is seen as fleecing the fans (according to its critics) or providing a valuable service that ticketing companies can’t or won’t offer (according to its supporters). Beyond that, however, is...