July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple has announced first acts playing its annual iTunes Festival in London this September, bagging Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue and Maroon 5 as headliners for the month-long event. David Guetta, Beck,...

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Online Apple rumours are great fun. With devices like new iPhones and iPads, the pattern is usually that one website suggests a possible launch date for a new device, then at some point another one reports...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

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...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

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...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We enjoyed Dr Dre’s drunken video on Friday in which he appeared to confirm the Apple/Beats rumours: “The first billionaire in hip-hop, right here from the motherf***ing west coast,”...

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July 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm Gartner has published its latest predictions for shipments of devices – PCs and laptops, tablets and smartphones. It thinks that across these categories, 2.4bn devices will ship in 2014,...

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July 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The London Symphony Orchestra runs its own label, LSO Live, which sells downloads and CDs of performances. Now it also has an iPad app, which went live on Apple’s App Store over the weekend. Called...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Once upon a time, Spotify executives were wary of publicly comparing the streaming service’s prospects to Apple’s iTunes – not least because Apple was a key distribution platform for its...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music analyst Mark Mulligan has been thinking about the recent rows between independent labels and YouTube, as well as between book publishers (major and indie) and Amazon. He sees both as an illustration...

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