We know all about the strong early sales figures for Beyoncé’s eponymous fifth album on iTunes, but did the Apple exclusive also spur piracy?
January 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally
December 17th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
It's very unusual for Apple to publish a press release about a single album's iTunes sales, which hints at how important the release of Beyoncé's fifth album on Friday was to the company's digital music...
December 16th, 2013 by Music Ally
It's not just Beyoncé releasing surprise tracks on iTunes this month. Flavour-of-the-year Lorde debuted a brand new track on Apple's store on Friday too.
December 16th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
The joys of being at a keyboard at 6.30am last Friday meant we were on the news that Beyoncé had released a surprise new album fairly early. As the day went on, global media (not to mention social media)...
December 13th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
Beyoncé is the new David Bowie! She's sprung a surprise on the music world by releasing her fifth album this morning exclusively on Apple's iTunes Store, just as Bowie did with his 'The Next Day' earlier...
February 6th, 2013 by Music Ally
Although the deal is focused on TV rather than music, what it signifies about Twitter's desire to provide data as well as a platform for the entertainment industries is interesting.
October 3rd, 2012 by Music Ally
A Swedish man is facing copyright infringement charges after allegedly sharing Beyonce's last album '4' on BitTorrent before its release in June 2011.
April 10th, 2012 by Music Ally
Beyonce famously accumulated millions of Twitter followers despite her account never having actually posted a tweet.
February 13th, 2012 by Music Ally
You can imagine the ferocious competition between rival paparazzi photographers to get the first shots of Beyonce and Jay-Z's new baby, but the couple have made clever use of social media to steal a march...