April 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple and Facebook both published their latest quarterly financial results last night, to broadly positive responses from Wall Street. Apple generated $45.6bn of revenues and $10.2bn of net profit in the first quarter of this year (its fiscal Q2), up 4.6% and 7.4% year-on-year respectively. Apple sold 43.7m iPhones and 16.4m iPads during the quarter, up 17% and down 15.5% respectively, although Apple pointed out that the 16.4m figure was for devices shipped into stores – it actually sold 17.5m,...

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Features

April 23rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Apps are interesting for the music industry beyond the growth of specific 'music' apps. All genres of apps, including games and social networking, are competing with music...

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Comment

April 1st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The 'artists and streaming' debate – or as it often boils down, 'artists v Spotify' – is frustratingly polarised. Thom Yorke's an idiot! Daniel Ek is a tech bogeyman!...

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Podcast

February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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This week saw Music Ally's Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge return to their microphone and cups of tea to talk digital music for our podcast

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