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Spotify downloads holding up after Apple Music launch

In the week leading up to the launch of Apple Music, if we’d had a pound for every rival that used a variant on the phrase “a rising tide lifts all boats”, we’d probably be able to buy a mid-tier streaming service...
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#GreenIconGate: Why Spotify ditched its ‘dreary brand palette’

Forget Apple Music and indie labels: for some people, Spotify’s iOS app icon going a different shade of green is this week’s big scandal – as you’ll see from the strangely-outraged tweets about the issue. Now Spotify’s...
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Twitter to make videos and GIFs play automatically

Facebook videos have played automatically (but silently until clicked) in people’s news feeds for some time. Now Twitter is following suit. “Now native videos, Vines and GIFs will begin to play back automatically. So...
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US public radio stations launch VuHaus music videos app

YouTube and Vevo may be the most popular music video apps, but there have been some interesting alternatives focused around live performances in recent years. The latest is VuHaus, armed with the slogan “Come In. See The...
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Facebook’s new app is a Riff on collaborative videos

Facebook has launched its latest standalone app: Riff. Available for iOS and Android, it wants to get people shooting videos together. The idea: one person records a clip of up to 20 seconds, then tells friends how they should...
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Guvera takes on the US with Fradio app

Streaming service Guvera has a new offshoot: an iOS and Android app called Fradio, which launched this week at SXSW. The company is pitching it as “your own personal radio station, run live from your phone”, with users...
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Tradiio turns music discovery into a virtual stock exchange

Tradiio is the latest startup trying to turn music discovery into a virtual stock-exchange style game, where players listen to new music and invest virtual money in an effort to make a digital killing. It was released this...
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Meerkat iOS app helps people livestream video to Twitter

We’ve seen a few livestreaming services come in Music Ally’s lifetime – and, indeed, a fair few go. The latest is Meerkat, which is using Twitter as its distribution platform for live video. “Meerkat allows you to...
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Music videos service Muzu gets an iOS app

Music videos service Muzu has been around for several years, but now it’s getting an official iPhone and iPad app. Released last week, it provides mobile access to the site’s catalogue of music videos. “Browse featured...
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Bop.fm takes streaming aggregation to iOS with first app

Bop.fm is one of the startups trying to build bridges between the various streaming music services, helping people share links with friends that automatically play tracks from whatever services they have access to. Now it’s...
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Tango Music Pix app officially launches

Back in July, we spotted a new iOS app going live on Apple’s App Store: Tango Music Pix (Bulletin, 28-Jul-14). Launched by messaging app Tango, it promised to help people turn photos and music into “a beautiful,...
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Blitzr Music promises to stream the unstreamable artists

“Bored of not being allowed to enjoy Radiohead and Led Zeppelin on the same premium/ad-supported music service?” asks the App Store listing for Blitzr Music, a new music discovery app that launched for iOS over...