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Dubsmash has relaunched as an app focused on dance challenges

The last time Music Ally wrote about social-music app Dubsmash was in December 2016, when it had just raised a $9.6m funding round in order to fight back against fast-rising rival Musical.ly, which was gaining more traction...
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Classical streaming app Idagio has passed 1m downloads

Idagio is one of the companies (see also: Primephonic) trying to build a business out of a music-streaming service focused purely on classical music. It has a new milestone to report: more than 1m app downloads globally,...
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Pitchfork calls TikTok ‘the great music meme scam’

Pitchfork spares no punches in its profile of social-video app TikTok, drawing an unflattering comparison between the value of its parent company Bytedance, and the level of royalties being paid to musicians for use of their...
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US iPhone owners’ music spending grew by 22% last year

Mobile-analytics firm Sensor Tower is publishing a new report this week that quantifies app-spending in 2018 by iPhone owners in the US. The headline is that this spending increased by 36% year-on-year to $79 per iPhone...
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Israel and Wales get new local-focused music-streaming services

Shiri? Isn’t that what you talk to on your iPhone when you’ve had a few-too-many gins? But no: Shiri is actually a new music app launched by the National Library of Israel, with a catalogue of more than 400k tracks by...
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MTV Play D2C app launches in the UK with monthly subscription

MTV has launched its new ‘SVOD’ (subscription video on-demand) app in the UK. It’s called MTV Play UK, and is available for Android and for iOS devices as a free download from their respective app stores. It’s not...
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India draws up new rules for ‘intermediary’ apps like TikTok

Social apps from overseas, particularly China, have been dominating the upper reaches of app stores in India. Now the government is responding, with new regulations aimed at ‘intermediary’ apps that get their content...
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Apple clarifies rules for iOS in-app subscriptions

Apple has published some new rules for how in-app subscriptions should be advertised to people using iOS apps. Those rules include clearly explaining the terms of a subscription to new customers, including the billing amount....
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WaveAI launches its Alysia app as an AI ‘singer-songwriter’

We’ve written about startup WaveAI in recent months, with its plans to launch an AI-music-creation app called Alysia. This week, the app went live on Apple’s App Store for iPhones and iPads. It’s pitched at music fans...
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Research firms publish apps and games market data for 2018

If you’re following the mobile apps and gaming markets, a couple of reports published yesterday will make interesting reading. App Annie has put out its annual ‘The State of Mobile’ report, which claims that across...
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Alissia launches crowdfunding for AI-powered mood-music app

The AI-powered music startups are coming thick and fast at the moment. Alissia isn’t entirely new: attendees of the Midem conference last June may have spotted the German company’s stand. Now it’s preparing to launch...
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Sandbox Issue 219: The Tools and Trends That Will Shape 2019

Lead: A new year and a new slate. To kick off the year, we speak to marketers around the business and around the world about what tools they think will be indispensable and what trends they believe will shape 2019. From AR...