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The Music Ally editorial team, normally Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde, discuss each week's latest trends and news covering all aspects of the digital music industry. Guests and surprises will appear when available.

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Music Ally's publishing division provides a daily news feed compiled each morning in the UK; and two fortnightly insight reports: the Music Ally Report which contains the latest business analysis and insider information and Sandbox, a new digital marketing report. It is led by journalists with a wealth of experience, contacts and understanding of all aspects of the changing music business. Click the link below to try our services on a two week free trial. Music Ally also provides consulting, research and training, as well as hosting events on the hot topics in the music and technology industries and has done since 2002.
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Music Ally Podcast #101 – marketing special

For this special podcast campaign edition, Music Ally's training & campaigns manager Nikoo Sadr teamed up with her old colleague Rob MacAllister from Giant Men Management to talk all things campaigns and trends included in our End Of The Year Campa...
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Music Ally Podcast #100 – Review Of The Year (Part 2) with Ben Drury and Cliff Fluet

Incredibly, the Music Ally Podcast has limped its way to 100 editions. Joining us for this monumental centenary (and to review the year) are Ben Drury of 7digital and Cliff Fluet of Lewis-Silkin. Among the topics they kick around the park with regular ...
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Music Ally Podcast #99 – Review Of The Year (Part 1) with Jen Long & Lucy Blair

Like Lazarus (or ET), the Music Ally podcast is back from the dead. We have a new studio (courtesy of Sonos) so that it sounds like it’s not recorded inside a tin bath in a lift shaft. Plus old handers Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde are joined by two s...
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Music Ally Podcast #98 – Baboom, Deezer, Universal, SoundCloud, Apple, Dr Dre and more

“OMG!” It’s the last Music Ally podcast… for a while (due to holidays). To see you off, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge quack on about the following: Baboom and the wider issue of artists getting paid only when someone streams their music; if Deezer is ...
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Music Ally Podcast #97 – Apple Music, Tidal, Prince, This Is My Jam, Mixcloud, Taylor Swift and more

What’s that? It’s Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde lumbering out of their caskets to draw a mummified finger across the week’s news. Among the stuff they croak on about are: what Apple Music’s number of 11m users really means; why only hardcore Prince fa...
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Music Ally Podcast #96 – special guest, David Manders

With Stuart Dredge currently away “flaunting his curves” on the beaches of northern Scotland, we have a special guest in the Music Ally podcast. David Manders, who manages Public Service Broadcasting and runs their record company (Test Card Recordings)...
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Music Ally Podcast #95 Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, Flipagram and more

Bucket and spade at the ready, the Music Ally podcast is audibly demob happy as we (or rather Stu) is off on holidays next week. Before we go, we discuss all the issues that matter, including: Spotify’s new Discovery Weekly offering and if this is a gr...
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Music Ally Podcast #94 Apple Music, Shazam, Minecraft, NME and more

Coming on like a confused cowboy and builder, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge power-thrust their way through the week’s news. Among the topics are: their #HotTake on Apple Music; a fumbling demo of the new artist profile feature on Shazam; US and UK str...
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Music Ally Podcast #93 AC/DC, Shazam, Google Play, Glastonbury and more

Crawling out of a long drop in Somerset, Stuart Dredge makes to back to London to join Eamonn Forde in the Music Ally podcast. They discuss: how AC/DC, Dr Dre and Taylor Swift embracing this new thing called streaming; why Shazam making its numbers pub...
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Music Ally Podcast #92 Apple, Taylor Swift, Tidal, Rdio, SoundCloud and more

After a standoff, a flurry of blog postings and a last-minute renegotiation, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge are back to present this week’s podcast. Among the topics under consideration are: Apple, Taylor Swift and how mainstream media reduces a rich t...
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Music Ally Podcast #91 Apple, Freeform, Disciple, Vessel, Spotify and more

Back like a renegade master – Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde roar back into life after (yet another) week off the podcast. On their news gurney this week: Apple Music launches and immediately runs into controversy with the deals it is offering and the ...
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Music Ally Podcast #91 Apple, SoundCloud, YouTube and more

Returning like a letter with insufficient postage, Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde are back to discuss this week’s music business news. And sail off at infuriating tangents (as usual). Among the topics dissected this week are: what Appple will announce ...
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Music Ally Podcast #90 Spotify, Rhapsody, Warner, Psonar and more

The votes have been counted and... the Music Ally Podcast Coalition remains in power for another term. Taking their seats again are Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge and the bills they debate this week include: Spotify growing and falling at the same time...
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Music Ally Podcast #89 Grooveshark, Spotify, Apple, Meerkat, Periscope, Beyoncé, De La Soul and more

In the red corner it’s Stuart “Slugger” Dredge. In the blue corner it’s Eamonn “Ferocious” Forde. Ding ding – round one. BAM! What Grooveshark’s takedown means! GLURPP! Making sense of the rumours about Spotify’s funding and what Apple might be plannin...
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Music Ally Podcast #88 Tidal, Apple Watch, Line, Bozza, Madonna and more

It’s been threatened for ages but today the wheels finally come off the Music Ally podcast as Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge accept they have lost control and just let it swerve into the ditch. Before that happens, they manage to cover some topics, inc...
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Music Ally Podcast #87 Spotify, Guitar Hero, Tidal, MIP TV and more

After a week off, Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde are reunited for the Music Ally podcast. Among the topics under analysis are: Spotify’s new funding, its new lobbyists and its new plans for advertising around playlists; why the revived Guitar Hero coul...
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Music Ally Podcast #86 Apple, Universal, messaging apps, Tidal and more

The Music Ally podcast continues to lurch and judder forward. At the wheel are Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde. Among the topics under discussion are: if Apple is going to be subject to serious EU scrutiny before it even relaunches Beats; Universal Musi...
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Music Ally Podcast #85 Tidal, Periscope, Meerkat, Facebook, Dubsmash and more

Our regular hosts, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge, are joined this week by some of the biggest stars in the galaxy. You’ll have to listen to the amazing intro to find out who they are. Among the topics under discussion are: Tidal and why the artist is ...
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Music Ally Podcast #84 Freemium, WiMP, Tidal, Amazon Prime, Twitch and more

Knock, knock. Who’s there? It’s Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge with the Music Ally podcast. “Hurrah!” Stuff under dissection this week includes: why the division in streaming revenue between free and premium is unhelpful; what the now-globally-rebrande...
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Music Ally Podcast #83 Patreon, Twitter, Meerkat, Twickets, WiMP, 'Blurred Lines' and more

In this week’s podcast, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge get upstaged by Kanye West. After they do, they continue with the news, including: Patreon buying Subbable and what this means for the “hidden” music economy; what’s going on with Twitter and Meerk...
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Music Ally Podcast #82 Apple, MySpace, live music, Universal, Spotify, Bandcamp and more

Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge are back to noisily run an eye across the week’s news. Among the topics they charge, like wild elephants, through are: what the Apple Watch does, why it might be interesting for music and what happens if you suffer from “...
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Music Ally Podcast #81 Amanda Palmer, Universal, iTunes, Kobalt, The Brits and more

After an accidental two weeks off, the Music Ally podcast is back, Back, BACK. Making up for lost time, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge yak on for a whole hour on assorted things including: Amanda Palmer on Patreon and an amazing idea we made up on the ...
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Music Ally Podcast #80 Apple, Etsy, Taylor Swift, Grammys, Snapchat, Madonna and more

Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge don armour and do battle in this week’s Music Ally podcast. Topics getting a good thrashing include: Apple’s plans for Beats and why it will probably not buy Taylor Swift’s label; how the aforementioned Swift and Katy Per...
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Music Ally Podcast #78. Musicmetric, Blinkbox, YouTube, Vessel, Snapchat and more

Racing out of their nest like a diseased carrier pigeon, Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde are back again to tackle the week’s news. This includes: Stu’s scoop on Apple buying Musicmetric and what it means for artist relations and transparency in streamin...
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Music Ally Podcast #77. Genius, Twitch, Deezer, Rdio, iTunes and more

In a daring new experiment, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge agree to be filmed as they podcast. Now you will see they have neither the faces nor the voices for radio. In stunning new Surround-A-Vision, they discuss: Genius’ move to annotate the entire w...
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Music Ally Podcast #76. Pono, Deezer, Muve, Spotify, YouTube and more

Eschewing intro music, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge are doing the podcast “unplugged” this week. Among the topics they (acoustically) muse upon are: Neil Young maybe getting upcoming group The Beatles for his Pono service; Strategy Analytics giving t...
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Music Ally Podcast #75. US, UK, The Overflow, iTunes, YouTube, Bono and more

The Music Ally podcast is back for 2015 – wherein Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge make hollow promises about appearing every week and then finding excuses in the coming weeks not to. Among the topics under analysis this week: the US and UK 2014 recorded...
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Music Ally Podcast #74. iTunes, X Factor, Parklife, Spotify, Apple, YouTube and more

Racing into the "festive season", Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge are back with what is possibly the swiftest Music Ally podcast in living memory. Among the topics under rapid analysis are: how the Fleur East/X Factor single changed the release date for...
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Music Ally Podcast #73. SoundCloud, Spotify, 1D, Take That, Google Play, Prince, Ed Sheeran and more

A leaky boiler (not a euphemism) almost derailed this week's Music Ally podcast – but we are stronger than that. So, once again, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge, while starting to feel festive, discuss this week's biggest (debatable) topics. These inclu...
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Music Ally Podcast #72. Spotify, YouTube, OK Go, Bono and more

After disappearing for a few weeks, the Music Ally podcast is back (again). Herein, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge chinwag away about all manner of topics. These include: Spotify’s financials and how it can get Taylor Swift back on the service (we solv...
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Music Ally Podcast #71. Taylor Swift, iTunes, Deezer, Tidal and more

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Music Ally Podcast #67 YouTube, Amazon, BBC, BitTorrent, Foo Fighters and more

Cycling down the street, bereft of clothes, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge are back to do wheelies through the biggest music business stories of the week. Behold the range of topics they discuss: the hot-off-the-press news that YouTube could (and we st...
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Music Ally Podcast #66 YouTube/WIN, Kaskade/SoundCloud, Facebook, Neil Young and more

Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge are back at the News Coalface with their Picks Of Analysis. Among the information seams they crack into are: the YouTube/WIN spat and how it's escalated (which culminates in an exasperated Eamonn and Stu threatening to gr...
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Music Ally Podcast #65 Apple, Beats, Shazam, Amazon, Songkick and more

After a fortnight away when absolutely nothing happened at all in digital music, Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde stare out the window for 40 minutes. Except they don't. This week they pick apart: Apple buying Beats and what Universal will spend its wind...
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Music Ally Podcast #64 SoundCloud, Twitter, Beats, Shazam, Spotify, Pitbull and more

Charging into the News Coliseum this week, information gladiators Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge discuss: if Twitter will buy SoundCloud and what that would would mean for licensing; why David Hyman is suing Beats and if the company could face another ...
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Music Ally Podcast #63 Beats, Apple, Yonder, Beggars, YouTube, Icebreaker and more

In what became a party political podcast, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge forget they are supposed to be talking about digital music in 2014 and somehow slip into the policies of the Labour Party in 1955. When they do remember what they are here to do, ...
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Music Ally Podcast #62 Pandora, Vevo,, StubHub and more

Sticking their brushes up the News Chimney again, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge push out the following stories: Pandora launching promoted stations and Vevo dropping ad messages into videos; if is doomed or if it has given itself a stay of ex...
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Music Ally Podcast #61 Deezer, Pono, Yahoo, Vulfpeck, Apple, Facebook and more

Once again, Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde squeeze into the Music Ally helicopter to fly across the past week of news. Among the things that get chopped up in their analytical blades are: the news that Axel Dauchez, CEO of Deezer, is stepping down in S...
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Music Ally Podcast #60 Beats,, Pandora and more

Full of post-holiday woes, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge climb into their podcasting crow's nest to survey all that that lies in the Sea Of News before them. This includes: Beats Music and its willingness to let Apple take 30% of its subscription reve...
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Music Ally Podcast #59 Deezer, Vevo, MIPTV, Beggars and more

After a week off, the Music Ally podcast comes roaring back into life as Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge are reunited. They quack on for an hour (AN HOUR!) about all manner of things. These include: Deezer and Samsung's new hard-bundled deal and if this...
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Music Ally Podcast #58 AIM, Twitter,, YouTube and more

Racing around in a black Transit with a red "go-faster" stripe on it, Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde are back with the Music Ally podcast to pity the fool. Among the things they cast a weary eye over are: AIM's new loan scheme to help new labels (and p...
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Music Ally Podcast #57 Google, Nokia, iTunes, MP3tunes, Vine and more

Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde have jumped through the open windows of the Music Ally podcast to discuss: if NPD Group is right and mobile piracy will rattle the fillings out of the record industry's teeth; what Nokia bringing MixRadio to China could m...
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Music Ally Podcast #56 IFPI, Pono, SXSW, Rdio, Dhingana and more

Stuart Dredge comes roaring back from SXSW in Austin with tales of all the amazing things he did while there (basically he met Grumpy Cat). He joins Eamonn Forde to pick through: the new IFPI report on global recorded music revenues for 2013, why strea...
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Music Ally Podcast #55 Universal, Pono, Beats, Spotify, Milk, Grumpy Cat and more

With Stuart Dredge "living it up" at SXSW, Eamonn Forde (his podcast widow) courts a new podcast husband in the form of Music Ally's Karim Fanous. Among the topics they discuss are: Universal's vague plans for a $20 a month download service; Neil Young...
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Music Ally Podcast #54 – WhatsApp, Shazam, WiMP, Brits and more

Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge once again ride their News Horses into Information City. Among the things they put in their nosebags (has this metaphor been stretched too far already?) are: Facebook buying WhatsApp, what it could mean for marketing and ...
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Music Ally Podcast #53 – De La Soul, Dhingana, MCNs, Candy Crush, The Brits and more

The latest Music Ally podcast is up and live. In it Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge run their intellectual ruler over the following: De La Soul giving their albums away and if they were actually downloaded from The Naughty Internet; Dhingana hitting the...
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Music Ally Podcast #52 – Spotify, iTunes Radio, Midem, and more

In a blur of accidental xenophobia, the Music Ally podcast is back. Among the topics getting their tyres kicked this week are: Billy Bragg becoming Spotify's latest curator and why he should put Jools Holland in a boogie-woogie charity shop; Roseanne C...
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Music Ally Podcast #51 – Prince, SoundCloud,, Apple, hats and more

In the latest Music Ally podcast, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge are joined by their boss, Paul Brindley – but don't expect this to mean a massive qualitative leap in how they structure this podcast. Paul is in to talk about IC Tomorrow (www.ictomorrow...
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Music Ally Podcast #50 – Baboom, Beats, Spotify, Rdio, Kasabian and more

In this week's Music Ally podcast, Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge step up to the oche to throw topical "arrows" at the news dartboard. Among the topics under discussion are: Kim Dotcom's new Baboom service and why he and Daniel Ek are the Darth Vader a...
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Music Ally Podcast #49 – Beats, Shazam, streaming, Oasis and more

To welcome in 2014 (only 14 days late), Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge return to the Music Ally Podcast, refreshed and revitalised. Except their "patter" is of the same shambling quality it always has been. This week they discuss: Beats, family subscri...
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