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Apple starts promoting Beats Music to new iOS users

We’ll have to wait a while for news on how Apple plans to develop Beats Music as a service, but post-acquisition, the company is already ramping up promotion of its iOS app. 9 to 5 Mac noticed yesterday that Apple now...
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Drake vs Lil Wayne app wants fans to button-mash mid-gig

Rappers Drake and Lil Wayne have set off on a high-profile joint tour of the US this week, and we’re fascinated by the role its official app is playing in the concerts. Released for iPhone just in time for opening night,...
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San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium gets ‘smartest’ live app

The Levi’s Stadium is the home of the San Francisco 49ers American Football team, but its official iPhone app is – we think – well worth studying for a glimpse at how this kind of thing can work for music venues too....
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Blue Note Records gets a 75th anniversary iPad app

Back in 2012, EMI launched a Spotify app for veteran jazz label Blue Note Records (Bulletin, 13-Sep-12) before teaming up with music startup Groovebug for a subscription-based iPad app mining its back catalogue (4-Oct-12)....
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Google Play drives more app downloads, but App Store makes more revenue

Mobile analytics firm App Annie has published its latest quarterly report into the mobile apps market, identifying strong growth in app downloads for Android through the Google Play store, but noting that Apple’s App...
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Five classic Paul McCartney albums re-released as iPad apps

Label Concord Music Group has been busy recently: it’s just re-released five albums from the Paul McCartney archives as iPad apps. Band on the Run, McCartney, McCartney II, RAM and Wings over America launched on Apple’s...
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Mozrt streaming music app wants people to ‘Echo’ their favourite songs

“Some apps claim they have 20 million songs. We don’t. Instead we have a carefully curated collection that resides within our ‘Brain’, waiting eagerly to be suggested to you,” claims the App...
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PRS for Music? There’s an app for that…

British collecting society PRS for Music has released its first iPhone app: a free download from Apple’s App Store, although naturally it requires a registered account to be used by a songwriter. “The most popular...
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Apple’s Music App Store category finally gets proper curation in Europe

Apple’s Music apps category on its App Store is getting the full human-curation treatment in the UK – and across Europe too – bringing it into line with the US and Canadian App Stores. Apple’s editorial team is...
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Apple’s Music App Store category finally gets proper curation in Europe

Look at the two screenshots above. Both are for the Music category homepage in Apple's UK App Store: the left-hand one from last night, and the right-hand one from this morning. Notice a difference? Yes, the Music category...
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Apple removing music downloading apps? It’s been doing that for a while…

Apps promising free music downloads have been popular on Apple’s App Store for some time now, but reports yesterday suggested that the company is finally cracking down on the category. “A search for the term ‘music...
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Unofficial Miley Cyrus version of Flappy Bird takes App Store by storm

For a good chunk of this week, the most popular free iPhone app in the world has been Flying Cyrus