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...

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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 for attention and disposable...

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April 22nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Universal Music has a brand new music app out for iPhone and Android – the latest release under its U-Apps brand. The app is David Lloyd Playlist, which appears to be a partnership with the UK-based...

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April 22nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Beats Music users can now pay for subscriptions from within its iPhone app, with the company choosing to absorb Apple's 30% cut itself rather than pass the cost onto subscribers. The latest update (1.07)...

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April 17th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple will be unveiling its next-generation iOS software in June at its WWDC conference for developers, and it seems music identification may be on the agenda for iOS 8. Bloomberg reported yesterday...

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April 16th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Neil Young's Pono Music Kickstarter has reached the end of its run on the crowdfunding site, raising $6.2m from 18,220 backers. "On behalf of Pono, we thank you for helping us give music a voice. You have...

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April 15th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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How to make YouTubers more popular among the masses? Forget digital: it's all about traditional forms of advertising. At least, that's one conclusion from YouTube's new drive to advertise some of its stars...

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April 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify has finally sealed a bundling deal with a big US telco, if Recode’s claim that it’s preparing an announcement with Sprint on 29 April is on the money – and given that it’s been backed up...

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April 11th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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It's a busy week for news relating to music piracy, so we thought we'd bundle some stories together as a snapshot of what's happening around the world. Starting with Kim Dotcom, and news that music...

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