Post Tagged with: "Apple"

by / on May 13, 2016 at 1:29 pm / in Music Charts

Start backing up your hard drives, Apple might kill iTunes music downloads by 2018

With music sales dwindling and streaming services being adopted at an increasing rate, Apple is reportedly considering killing off iTunes music downloads altogether.

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by / on August 18, 2015 at 8:10 pm / in Buzz

Pharrell Williams, Florence & The Machine to appear at Apple Music Festival

One Direction, Disclosure, Florence & The Machine and Pharrell Williams will be appearing at the rebranded Apple Music Festival next month. Apple announced on Tuesday that the musicians will be among the headlining performers at the 10-night festival at London’s iconic Roundhouse in Camden this coming September. 

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by / on August 7, 2015 at 2:15 pm / in News

Apple Music has attracted more than 11 million members during trial period

Apple has confirmed that its new streaming service has attracted more than 11 million members during its free trial period just one month after launching. The three month trial period was rolled out when Apple Music launched on June 30. Nearly 2 million people opted for the free trial family plan which allows up to six family members to use […]

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by / on June 22, 2015 at 2:31 pm / in News

One open letter from Taylor Swift just convinced Apple to pay royalties to musicians during free trial of Apple Music

Is there anything Taylor Swift can’t do? She is the biggest pop star in the world right now, she’s broken YouTube records for most viewed video on YouTube for the release of her ‘Bad Blood’ film clip and now it seems she’s the world’s most effective lobbyist. In a single letter she’s managed to get Apple to change their controversial policy of not […]

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by / on June 18, 2015 at 1:21 pm / in Music Business, News

Indie labels revolt over royalty row with Apple

Mere days before Apple’s new streaming service is due to launch (on 30 June) a number of independent music labels have voiced their concerns about the licensing terms. Under the terms proposed by Apple, artists and labels would receive no royalties during the three-month free trail period users enjoy when they first sign up for the service – and they’re not happy […]

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by / on March 18, 2015 at 3:43 pm / in Digital & Mobile, News

Why Apple Will Dominate The Market With Their New Music Streaming Service

   The way we consume music is changing. Across the course of three decades the music industry has seen a shift from cassettes to CDs to digital downloads and now, increasingly, we’re having our music streamed to us either through our computers or other digital devices. And, like they have done in the personal computer, smartphone and tablet markets, Apple is set […]

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by / on October 1, 2012 at 4:52 pm / in Digital, Digital & Mobile

Twitter is an iTunes Affiliate

If you like to tweet about that song or album you currently have on repeat, you might be thrilled to know that you can earn from that mere habit. As revealed by, Twitter is a ceritified iTunes affiliate. Once you tweet with an iTunes link, a ‘view album’ option can now be seen near the retweet and favorite buttons.  Your followers can easily stream […]

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by / on September 24, 2012 at 11:18 am / in Apps, Digital & Mobile

Name that Song: Shazam + SoundHound ends the Charade

If you’re one of those people who still spend an amount of time listening to radio, then you must have at least  experienced hearing a song and instantly loving it – but to your dismay, unable to catch who was singing it and what it’s called. Most people resort to remembering lines from the song and typing them up on Google, […]

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by / on September 24, 2012 at 11:08 am / in Digital, Digital & Mobile

Apple Launches New EarPods

It was a big week at the Apple headquarters as they’ve just released the new iPhone 5, drawing lines of fans and techies eager to get their hands on it. Also released on the same day was their new Apple EarPods ($29), a definite improvement from the Apple Earbuds.  Designed by Apple, the EarPods are “defined by the geometry of […]

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by / on June 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm / in Digital, Digital & Mobile, Music Business

Apple iTunes store finally in Asia

Good news: Apple has finally launched the iTunes store to a whopping 12 countries in the Asian region! Users from Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam can now enjoy an incredible load of local and international music from major and independent labels, featuring the likes of Asian sensations Jay Chou and […]

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by / on October 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm / in Digital, Digital & Mobile, Music Business

New technologies threaten Apple’s music-loving user-base

The poor folks over at Apple must be shaking in their boots. Yesterday’s somewhat embarrassing unveiling of the iPhone4S (instead the iPhone5, as promised) has sparked a renewed interest in the progress of iCloud; Apple’s largest online music and data storage space, conceptualized as a means of keeping information in the same place, aka. Not localized to a particular phone, […]

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