Apple rumoured to be revising its 30% App Store cut
And so the pre-announcement Apple Rumour Mill cancels holidays and forces all staff in the Tittle-Tattle Department into working overtime. This particular rumour, run by the FT, is not explicitly music-based but could have...
June 9, 2015
Finnish digital rights ruling could have wider implications
Startlingly, musician’s contracts from labels in the 1970s and 1980s didn’t factor in the idea of digitally-distributed music in the future. But does that mean those contracts can’t cover digital distribution of those...
March 30, 2015
Pebble Time smartwatch: $7.7m of Kickstarter orders in 15 hours
Pebble was the company that ignited the smartwatch market back in 2012, when it raised $10.3m on crowdfunding site Kickstarter to make its first e-paper screened device. Yesterday, it returned to the site for a new model,...
February 26, 2015
Twitter buys ‘Niche’ agency to connect brands and creators
Have you heard of Niche? Twitter certainly has: it’s bought the company for a reported $30m. But what is it? Twitter describes it as “a provider of software, community and monetisation services for the growing creative...
February 12, 2015
Facebook reportedly offering to host news publisher’s content
There’s a fascinating piece in the New York Times this week about Facebook’s possible plans to host stories for news publishers and split the ad revenues with them, based on a “listening tour” the social network has...
October 28, 2014