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Music Ally Report 354 – YouTube Music Key unveiled

In our cover feature, we look at YouTube’s new Music Key service, which is being unveiled today – in fact, it’s being officially announced as we send out this report. We’ve got full details of its price, its content...

Music Ally Report 353 – The Millionaire Club

In our Cover Feature, we look at the panic surrounding artist albums that may or may not clock up 1m sales in the UK and the US this year, and explain why this obsession with unit sales is a fool's errand that ultimately...

Music Ally Report 352 – Apple: Where Next?

In our Cover Feature, we poll experts from different parts of the music business on what Apple needs to do next to stay relevant and to maintain its position as the centre of gravity for digital music. The company has, arguably,...

Music Ally Report 350 – Sound of 2014

In our cover feature, we crank up the audio to look at the new streaming services that are pushing up their sonic quality as well as their monthly subscription prices. Deezer Elite and Tidal (the US and UK version of WiMP)...

Music Ally Report 348 – Game Face: Music and gaming’s next levels

Our cover feature looks at the latest developments in gaming and how they are evolving in a way that could offer new ways for music to return to this space. It won't be a repeat of the golden Rock Band and Guitar Hero days,...

Music Ally Report 347 – Return Ticket

Our cover feature looks at the obstacles facing the ticketing industry as it attempts to move itself onto mobile. The desktop ticketing experience has not evolved in years and the mobile version is too cumbersome to be truly...

Music Ally Report 345 – New Entry: streaming crashes into UK chart

Our cover feature considers what the inclusion of streaming will mean for the UK singles chart. We speak to service and label executives in both Sweden and the US to ask them how the architecture of their charts changed following...

Music Ally Report 343 – Fight or flight?

In our cover feature, we look at how streaming music services are marketing themselves in 2014 and what techniques are having the best impact. This year is already off to a turbulent start in the sector with Bloom.fm and...

Music Ally Report 342 – Last Orders

In our cover feature, we look at what is going on at Last.fm and how it must evolve to survive. The service recently outsourced its streaming to Spotify and YouTube, two services that symbolically came in its wake. Since...

Music Ally Report 341 – Data Volume

Our cover feature picks apart just how data from Shazam, Twitter and Spotify is being used in the spotting, signing, developing and marketing of acts. The music industry has been getting excited about tapping into the fire...

Music Ally Report 339 – Talking Head

In our cover feature, we look at David Byrne's latest posting on the state of the streaming business from an artist's perspective and his vision for how things can and should be improved. Too often this conversation has been...

Music Ally Report 338: 2013 – Unlucky for some

In our cover feature, we pick through the IFPI recorded music numbers for 2013. After the excitement of, albeit minuscule, growth in 2012 (after over 12 years of steady decline), the global business took a dip last year....