Tag: apps

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Musical.ly star Danielle Cohn launches her own app

There isn’t much excitement at all around apps for musicians in 2017: the heyday of artist-app platforms like Mobile Roadie is a rapidly-receding memory. But for social stars (or ‘influencers’) it’s a different...
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Megastar is the latest talent contest run via an app

Usher is the latest artist to moonlight as a c-level executive for a technology company. The R&B veteran is now ‘chief creative officer’ of startup Megastar, as well as an investor in the company. It’s the latest...
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Abbey Road launches Topline app to help artists capture ideas

Not content with running its own startups incubator, Abbey Road Studios is now getting into the mobile apps game. But its new app, Topline, is firmly focused on the London studios’ key customers: artists. The app is...
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Midemlab-winning app HumOn jumps from iOS to Android

South Korean music app HumOn was one of the winners of this June's Midemlab startups contest in Cannes, but at the time, it was only available on Android smartphones in the west. Now it's been ported to Apple's iPhone...
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TraceMe is the latest app connecting fans with celebrities

The problem with ‘superfan’ apps that promise to get fans closer to their favourite stars has historically that they don’t tend to attract many fans. We’ve seen a number of these apps launch and sink without making...
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Chorus guitar-learning app includes chords and lyrics

Music Ally has been writing about a number of music-learning apps and startups recently. Chorus is a brand new one that appears to be launching soon. Pitched as ‘Musixmatch with guitar chords’ it’s a smartphone app...
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YouTube app ProTube pulled from Apple’s App Store

ProTube has been one of the most successful alternative-YouTube apps on iOS since its launch in November 2014, topping Apple’s paid-app charts in 11 countries. Now it’s gone, with developer Jonas Gessner claiming that...
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Beyond Music: ARKit is Apple’s big augmented reality moment

From cars to TVs, if straight-batting questions about future products was an Olympic sport, Tim Cook would be festooned with more medals than Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps combined. So when Apple’s CEO does talk about...
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Skoove talks music education, apps and publishing partners

“If you look at the available data from a lot of very good surveys, around 60% of people in first-world countries would like to learn a musical instrument. Six-zero! But only a small fraction make that dream a reality…” Dr...
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Google takes on Apple with Android’s ARCore AR tech

Music Ally has been keenly following developments with Apple’s new ARKit technology, which will bake augmented-reality features into the next major update for its iOS software. The theory is that it will spur a new wave...
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comScore study reveals tough landscape for new smartphone apps

The latest survey by research firm comScore has found that 51% of American smartphone owners download precisely zero new apps a month. This isn’t a new trend – the figure this time last year was 49% – but it’s...
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Tomplay reaches 50k musicians with interactive sheet music

Sheet music is perhaps the oldest element of the modern music ‘industry’ as we know it, but it’s no surprise to find a number of startups exploring how it can evolve in the digital world. Swiss firm Tomplay is one...