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Music Ally Report 400 – 2017 Special: The Ways Ahead
Welcome to the first Music Ally Report of 2017. We ended 2016 by speaking to a wide range of people from around the industry about how the year was for them – outlining the things they were both excited and frustrated...
June 1, 2017
YouTube has the WAU factor in Anglo music markets
WAU? Weekly Active Users: a metric that Midia Research’s Mark Mulligan thinks is more relevant in 2017 than monthly active users. “The MAU metric is past its sell by date. In today’s always on, increasingly mobile...
May 26, 2017
Pandora is third biggest US Google Play Android app ever
Google had a milestone to celebrate yesterday: the fifth birthday of its Google Play store, which opened its doors on 6 March 2012 as a rebrand of the company’s existing Android Market, Google Music and Google eBookstore...
March 7, 2017
Pandora Premium will focus on personalisation
“Premium means personal,” according to Pandora CEO Tim Westergren, whose latest soundbite came at the unveiling of Pandora’s soon-to-launch Pandora Premium on-demand tier in New York. There was a heavy emphasis on personalisation,...
December 7, 2016
Vevo reveals tips for 2017 amid tilt towards emerging acts
With Google Play, the BBC’s Sound of 2017 and now Vevo having published their music tips for 2017, we’re already seeing some patterns in who’s being tipped. AJ Tracey, Nadia Rose, Raye, Jorja Smith and Will Joseph Cook...
December 7, 2016
Music Ally Report 398 – Tube Exit
Lead: Music Ally has heard that at least one major label is threatening to pull its content from YouTube before Christmas. This could prove to be a negotiating strategy/last resort, but what would happen if they actually...
November 23, 2016
Google Play Music redesign puts machine learning to the fore
The Google Play Music streaming service is getting a redesign, putting more of an emphasis on personalised playlists and music recommendations based on where the listener is and what they’re doing. The redesign is rolling...
November 14, 2016
Why new consumer-focused mobile apps are struggling in 2016
Most of the coverage of music startups Cür Media and Crowdmix focused on their financial issues, understandably, since that’s what scuppered both before their commercial launches. Had they made it past beta, though,...
September 7, 2016
Campaigns: GOOGLE PLAY UNEARTHS NEW ACTS IN ORIGINAL SERIES PARTNERSHIP – Sandbox 154
Google Play is launching an original series in partnership with New York studio Milk. The show will be focused on emerging artists, starting with singer-songwriter Empress Of and the resulting footage will include both audio...
August 18, 2016
Campaigns: Video Deluxe – Sandbox 155
Perhaps more than normal, there have been a number of properly eye-catching music videos recently – so we have decided to take a closer look at the best of them. First up, J-pop band Lyrical School, who have created...
August 18, 2016
Spotify takes 64.1% digital share in Mexico – report
We knew Spotify was doing well in Mexico, which has become its third-biggest market in terms of volume. Now research firm The Competitive Intelligence Unit has put some more figures on that success, claiming that Spotify...
July 13, 2016