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Flighthouse CEO Jacob Pace talks TikTok, music and virality

Bad news, record labels hoping to create the next ‘Old Town Road’ sized hit by making a song ‘go viral’ on social app TikTok. It’s easier said than done. “To really make stuff go on TikTok requires a lot of...
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YouTube makes an artist spotlight story for Maren Morris

Country star Maren Morris is the latest artist to get an ‘Artist Spotlight Story’ from YouTube. It debuted on 10 May: a 15-minute mini-documentary that tracks Morris’ journey from “from her early...
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Facebook boosts original content in its rankings

For a number of years, in part to try and steal a march on YouTube, Facebook has been encouraging native uploads from creators (i.e. posting videos straight to Facebook rather than linking to external sites). Now it is courting...
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Classic Spice Girls videos remastered for YouTube in 4K

As an industry, we’re familiar with the idea of remasters in the audio world, where classic albums are revamped and released for modern listening kit / audio quality. We don’t think as much about videos getting the same...
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Anghami adds top-up subscription including Game of Thrones

The first episode in the final season of TV show Game of Thrones aired overnight. Don’t worry, Music Ally won’t be giving any spoilers away in this story. What we will be doing, though, is noting a very interesting Game...
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XITE launches new music video platform in US

Launching initially in the US, XITE (pron: “Excite”) is a new music video app that will be available on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Comcast X1 Xfinity – and it will be coming soon to Roku. It has deals in place with...
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Report 422: Playlisting’s next leap forward

Playlists have been referred to as everything from the new album, the new compilation, the new greatest hits, through to the new radio, the new MTV and more. Whether you’re a pop act trying to build a truly global audience...
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Vevo’s JP Evangelista: ‘Music videos are competing against everything’

Last May, Vevo announced that it was going to phase out its owned-and-operated website and mobile apps, focusing instead on being a distributor for music videos and selling ads around that content. Vevo.com still exists...
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Analyst thinks Apple can sign up 100m video-streaming subs

Apple’s next press event is on 25 March, and it’s expected to focus on services – including the long-rumoured launch of a Netflix-style video-streaming service. Analyst Wedbush has published its thoughts on what this...
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Red Hot Chili Peppers to live-stream their pyramids concert

What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your mummy… even if you have to break in to an ancient sarcophagus to do it. Yes, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are heading to Egypt to play a concert at the Great Pyramids...
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YouTube launches video series for its Artist on the Rise program

YouTube Music is pressing on the accelerator when it comes to its original-video initiatives with music artists. Billie Eilish recently became the first to benefit from YouTube’s new ‘mini-series’ format, but now it’s launching...
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Spotify bundles Hulu into its $9.99 premium US subscription

Americans have been able to get Spotify and Hulu in a $12.99-a-month subscription bundle since last year. Now that bundle is getting cheaper. “Starting today, March 12, you can enjoy Hulu as part of your regular $9.99-per-month...