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Music software, sounds and services made $884m in 2019

‘Technology’ for making music is nearly as old as music-making itself – construct own ‘banging rocks round a campfire in the stone age was the GarageBand of its day’ Ted Talk here – but in 2020...
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BandLab adds ‘Sounds’ library of royalty-free music samples

There’s a decent business in selling beats, loops and samples to musicians – and growing appeal to artists and producers capable of producing that content. Splice paid out $11m in royalties to sound creators in the...
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Ashnikko’s new track has a Beats by Dre and TikTok partnership

Artist Ashnikko's breakthrough last year was fuelled by TikTok, when her track 'Stupid' went viral. Now, for her new track 'Daisy' she is prioritising the platform – this time with Apple's music hardware brand Beats by...
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Apple Music boss Oliver Schusser to also head Beats subsidiary

Veteran Apple exec Oliver Schusser stepped up to take charge of Apple Music in April 2018. Now he’s adding another of the company’s music-related businesses to his role. From the end of this month, Schusser will...
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The Trap Factory will create trap beats for rappers using AI

Given Music Ally’s ongoing interest in AI music, the sight of a startup promising “AI-generated trap beats” was bound to get our attention. The startup is called The Trap Factory, based in San Francisco...
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Five things we learned from Tim Cook’s Washington Post interview

Tim Cook has been running Apple for five years and sat down with The Washington Post for quite a lengthy interview to mark the anniversary (and the company selling its 1 billionth iPhone). Steve Jobs had a somewhat tempestuous...
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Inside Beats 1

Beats 1’s “flagship” DJ Zane Lowe has confirmed that his first interview on his new show on 30th June will be Eminem. He’s posted photos so we can presume it’s a pre-record rather than live. Ahead of next Tuesday,...
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Apple canned Beats’ Sonos-like speaker, claims report

Recently, we suggested Sonos as one of 10 companies that Apple could potentially buy to further its digital music ambitions. Now, it’s emerged that the company has already nixed plans by its Beats subsidiary to launch a...
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Music APPS – Weekly Active Users in US May 2015

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report  
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Streaming music services: hits or hype for future music marketing?

Tonight is Music Ally’s Future Music Marketing event in London, where we’ve gathered a panel of opinionated experts to give their views on whether a selection of technologies are hits or hype – or a bit of both –...
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Spotify appoints four Washington lobbying firms

Spotify is upping its presence in the centre of US political power by appointing not one but four lobby groups – each covering a different part of the business. As an indication of Spotify’s future plans, either to push...
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Apple’s Music app gets a major spring clean, hints at place for Beats

More information is being leaked that is helping to put into sharper focus what the relaunched Beats service could look like when it finally goes public. Yesterday, Music Ally revealed that Apple is paying music journalists...