Tag: digital music
Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA sees Spotify as ‘a new radio station’
Fresh from selling the single copy of their latest album for $5m, Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA has been talking about his views on digital music more generally, during promotional appearances at CES for the band’s Bombotix speaker....
January 20, 2015
Strategy Analytics releases downbeat report on streaming
Research firm Strategy Analytics is making no bones about its views on the streaming music market, with a new report titled ‘Will Royalty Crisis Defeat the Music Streaming Industry?’ and an accompanying press release...
January 20, 2015
Rdio sets its sights on TVs and cars
Rdio boss Anthony Bay has been talking about the company’s plans to continue expanding into cars and connected TVs. Particularly the latter. “For many people, it is the best sound system that they have at home. A year...
January 5, 2015
Spotify runs the numbers on Christmas songs
How many Christmas songs are there in the western digital music catalogue? Here’s a specific answer: 180,660. At least, that’s according to an analysis of Spotify’s catalogue by Aaron Daubman, which Spotify’s Paul...
December 29, 2014
Apple off the hook in iTunes DRM case
Apple has avoided the prospect of a $1bn+ fine in the long-anticipated iTunes DRM lawsuit. The jury in the case decided yesterday that Apple’s iTunes 7.0 update from 2006 was a “genuine product improvement” rather than...
December 25, 2014
JukeDeck wins Le Web startup prize for generative music service
The last big tech conference of 2014 took place this week in Paris: Le Web. And a digital music company won its startup competition, although one that’s b2B rather than consumer-focused. UK firm JukeDeck’s service creates...
December 23, 2014
This week’s Music Ally Report: End-of-Year Review
It’s that time of the year (i.e. the end of the year) when we cast a critical eye back over the past 12 months in the digital music business. Our Cover Feature gathers together the biggest stories of the year: from Taylor...
December 22, 2014
Twitter now helps brands target ads based on app installs
Twitter caused a minor kerfuffle last month when it emerged that its mobile app was tracking other apps installed by users. Now it’s explained what that means for advertisers, with the launch of “tailored audiences from...
December 20, 2014
Paul McCartney talks digital music (a bit)
Paul McCartney has written a song for console game Destiny, which led to a day of promotional interviews – even though McCartney is happy to admit he’s not a gamer. “There are other things I like to do in my...
December 19, 2014
Meridian Audio wants to up digital music’s audio quality
There’s been a lot going on around digital music and sound quality in 2015, from PonoMusic’s crowdfunding to the launch of high-def streaming services Tidal and Deezer Elite. Now veteran hardware firm Meridian Audio is...
December 19, 2014
Sandbox: Emerging markets, Linkfire, Jessica Hernandez and more
This week’s Sandbox digital marketing report should have landed in your inbox yesterday. Its lead feature looks beyond the US and UK to explore what kind of marketing campaigns are working well in Africa, Asia and South...
December 18, 2014
Amazon to hold ‘Carols by Kindlelight’ Christmas concert
Amazon’s next music event is an intriguing one: a Christmas carols concert at Abbey Road Studios in London, starring Annie Lennox, Imelda May and Alfie Boe among other artists. Kindlelight? Yes, the 200 audience members...
November 30, 2014