January 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally

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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?

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December 17th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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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...

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December 16th, 2013 by Music Ally

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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.

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December 16th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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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)...

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December 13th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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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...

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February 6th, 2013 by Music Ally

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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.

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October 3rd, 2012 by Music Ally

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A Swedish man is facing copyright infringement charges after allegedly sharing Beyonce's last album '4' on BitTorrent before its release in June 2011.

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April 10th, 2012 by Music Ally

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Beyonce famously accumulated millions of Twitter followers despite her account never having actually posted a tweet.

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February 13th, 2012 by Music Ally

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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...

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