Lead: Take an in-depth look into the world of AR and ask if this is finally the time for a technology that has been knocking on the door for some time now to finally take off in a meaningful way. Beyond Music: Try these brilliant non-music apps to explore the current state of AR and […]
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Music Ally Report 363 – Free Falling
Our cover feature looks at how the battle lines have been drawn up in regard to free, freemium and streaming. Universal, Sony and Ministry Of Sound have all recently – and very publicly – started to question free’s long-term viability as both a business model and a customer acquisition/upsell strategy. We speak to various key executives around the industry about the issues at stake as well as the rumours that are reaching fever pitch, asking them what, if anything, could replace free.
Music Ally Report 314: Cautious regrowth
Our lead feature looks beyond the IFPI’s global sales numbers for 2012. Revenues may have gone up for the first time since 1999 (albeit by 0.3%), but the business is not out of the woods yet. In some markets (Norway, Sweden) the over-indexing of streaming was the biggest driver, but digital’s role as a revenue […]