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Original shows may be next on Musical.ly agenda

Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube and others have all been forging partnerships with media and TV production companies to create original video content for their platforms. Now social music app Musical.ly appears to be joining...
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Apple Music may have a Musical.ly deal but it doesn’t replace 7digital

Tech site Recode has reported that social-music-videos app Musical.ly has struck its most significant partnership yet, with Apple Music. However, B2B firm 7digital has denied its claim that the deal replaces its own agreement...
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Musical.ly launches ‘Duet’ feature with Bruno Mars

Social app Musical.ly has a new way for its users to collaborate on videos: Duet. It’s a way to create split-screen videos featuring two people singing and dancing, who don’t have to be in the same location. There...
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Who will invent music’s ‘Snapchat Stories’ equivalent?

Kobalt’s David Emery has been blogging again, in his usual thoughtful style. This time he’s wondering what the musical equivalent of Snapchat’s ‘Stories’ – “the first truly mobile native content medium that...
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Musical.ly has two new video apps: Pingpong and Squad

The success of musical-selfie app Musical.ly has already spawned a spin-off: live-streaming app Live.ly. Now the company has launched two more standalone video-focused apps: Pingpong and Squad. The former promises to be “your...
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The $1.7k camp that teaches you to be a Musical.ly star

Ariel Martin is the biggest star on social app Musical.ly, with more than 16.7 million followers. Now the 16 year-old is going to hosting the ‘Camp 17 Creator Camp’ for fellow teenagers wanting to follow in her footsteps. “I’m...
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7digital’s Pete Downton talks Musical.ly, Echo and hi-res music

“The headline figures are hugely encouraging. It’s the first time I can recall where the industry is no longer just focusing on replacing lost physical sales with digital revenues. It’s now got a very clear path to...
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One Direction / Major Lazer songwriter Jamie Scott praises Spotify

Jamie Scott is one of the songwriters behind some of the biggest hits in recent years – notably One Direction’s ‘Story Of My Life’ and ‘Cold Water’ by Major Lazer (featuring Justin Bieber & MØ). He is also...
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7digital boss talks labels, streaming and new-found profitability

Earlier this week, B2B digital music firm 7digital published its latest trading update, revealing revenues of £5.2m in the first half of 2016, and a net loss of £3.2m. The company also said it expects to be profitable...
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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,...
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Musical.ly banned in Australian school over privacy fears

Lip-dubs app Musical.ly has been banned from an Australian school due to fears that its young users are risking their privacy by posting videos with it. “Understandably, young people are easily influenced by the music...
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Irish startup Pulp aims to take on Musical.ly

The swift rise to popularity of Dubsmash in 2015 and now Musical.ly in 2016 is spawning a new wave of video-based social music apps. The latest is Dublin-based Pulp, which as far as we can tell is a rebranding of existing...