United States Stats, July 2014
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
July 9, 2014
Lewis Watson gets his own Instagram album sampler
We were reading the other day about an inventive use for Instagram by retailer Ikea, which has created a ‘catalogue website’ using tagging and cross-linking for individual products. We wondered if this kind of...
July 8, 2014
Mariah Carey planning Beyoncé-style surprise album drop
Well, you might ask whether a surprise album drop is quite as much of a surprise if you reveal plans for it in a Billboard cover interview. But yes, Mariah Carey appears to be the next big artist to adopt a Beyoncé-style...
July 1, 2014
Public Enemy release five-track iTunes EP following BitTorrent remix contest
Last June, Public Enemy launched a BitTorrent bundle based around their ‘Get Up Stand Up’ single, including audio stems so anyone could remix it and upload the results for the group to hear. Now there are some...
June 30, 2014
Spotify asks Vulfpeck to take down silent ‘Sleepify’ album
Boos and hisses online for Spotify this week, after it emerged the company has asked US band Vulfpeck to remove its ‘Sleepify’ silent album from the service. The band launched the 10-track album in March and encouraged...
June 30, 2014
YouTube hurts album sales
That’s the claim from researchers at Fairfield University and the University Of Colorado who looked at the impact of Warner Music pulling its videos from YouTube in 2009. (The label subsequently reached an agreement to...
June 13, 2014
AlunaGeorge album to be revealed using SoundCloud API
Hotly-tipped UK duo AlunaGeorge are releasing their new album 'Body Music' on 29 July.
July 25, 2013
Jay-Z tipped to sell up to 500k albums in the US alone this week
Jay-Z teamed up with Samsung to give away up to 1m digital copies of his new 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' album three days before its official release.
July 11, 2013
Sigur Ros encouraging fan feedback on their new album
Fans are getting excited about Sigur Ros' new album 'Kveikur', which comes out next week. The band are streaming it on their own website – an increasingly common tactic – but we like what they're doing in encouraging...
June 13, 2013
Caspar Babypants children’s albums get their own app
Have you heard of the Caspar Babypants albums? You might have if you're a parent: they're the work of Chris Ballew, who was the lead singer of Presidents of the United States of America (of 'Peaches' and 'Lump' fame).
June 10, 2013
Iggy Pop forced to digitally self-release latest album
Who would pass on an album of cover versions and French chanson by Iggy Pop? His label Virgin EMI, that's who. Pop says he's been forced to release the album, 'Après', himself.
May 14, 2012