July 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The US appeals court has backed a previous ruling that Apple conspired with five major publishers to fix e-book prices. That means Apple still faces a $450m payout agreed in 2014, although there is still...

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July 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Have you got the iOS 8.4 software yet? It’s big! There’s a new default Chinese font for the iBooks app, and Apple has squashed that bug where a specific series of Unicode characters could crash your...

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June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Talking of Beats 1 – it won’t just be an over-excited New Zealander shouting about records (sometimes records made by great pals of his) in an accent that sounds like Jackson Pollock painted it. No,...

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June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Beats 1’s “flagship” DJ Zane Lowe has confirmed that his first interview on his new show on 30th June will be Eminem. He’s posted photos so we can presume it’s a pre-record rather than live....

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June 25th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

In probably the biggest Well-We-Didn’t-See-THAT-Coming news story of the year [SARCASTIC EMOJI IN SUNGLASSES BLOWING A KISS], Taylor Swift has confirmed that her 1989 album will be on Apple Music next...

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June 25th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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One of the dynamics of the intensifying competition around streaming music is the way acquisitions of the companies servicing this space can send people scrambling for new partners. When pre-Apple Beats...

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June 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Streaming service Rdio has never said how many users it has, let alone subscribers, but its CEO Anthony Bay is using its underdog status to speak out increasingly candidly about the streaming market and...

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June 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

Freemium streaming? 'Taylor Swift was right," says Anthony Bay

Well, it’s unfair to put Apple’s change of heart over payouts from the Apple Music free trial purely down to Swift: independent labels played an important role over the last week too. But Swift’s...

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June 18th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Yesterday, Beggars Group joined the swelling criticism of Apple Music from the independent sector. With AIM, A2IM and independent musicians all speaking out, the current situation may remind you of last...

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