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Top ios APPS September 2015

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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Spotify aims its guns at Apple’s 30% App Store tax

The fact that Apple takes a 30% cut of all in-app purchases made within iOS apps has been a sore point with streaming music services for some time. That’s even more the case now: companies like Spotify charge an extra $3...
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New report reaffirms FTC interest in Apple’s anti-Spotify plans

The reports of regulatory interest in Apple’s plans to relaunch its streaming service Beats Music – and possible anticompetitive behaviour to give it an advantage over rivals – are piling up. Yesterday it was Bloomberg...
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Apps up but music and other content down for Apple

Earlier this week, Apple hailed an impressive quarter for its App Store, with revenues up 29% year-on-year. It didn’t say anything about other iTunes Store content, but yesterday we got an idea why. Sales of music, video...
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Beatport launches iOS and Android app for its streaming service

Dance downloads store Beatport recently expanded into streaming with the beta launch of a free, on-demand streaming service without any ads (Bulletin, 24-Feb-15). One month on, and there are apps for that on iOS and Android....
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Twitter is testing auto-playing videos in its iOS apps

Well, this was inevitable: Twitter is testing videos that start playing automatically when encountered in people’s main feed within its iOS apps. Why inevitable? Because Facebook did it some time ago, and the backlash hasn’t...
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vKontakte tipped to launch (legal) streaming music service

Russian social network vKontakte is thought to be in talks to launch a licensed streaming music service. Billboard noted the reports in Russian business newspaper Vedomosti, albeit based on a single music industry source....
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Apple reveals $10bn of iOS developer payouts in 2014

Apple published some figures on the performance of its App Store in 2014 yesterday, including the headline stat that it paid out $10bn to developers of iOS apps last year. The company said that billings on the App Store rose...
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The Killers team up with Zynga for FarmVille 2 promo

A musician releasing a song through FarmVille? 2011 called: it wants its digital marketing campaign idea back! But enough scepticism, for this new example is for charity. The new single by The Killers and Jimmy Kimmel –...
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Yello return to the App Store with Yellofier Electrified

Last year, we wrote about Swiss electronica band Yello’s launch of a Yellofier music-making app for iOS (Bulletin, 2-Apr-13). Now there’s a brand new version called Yellofier Electrified, which was released this weekend....
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No surprises as Apple confirms iTunes music sales are down

Apple has officially confirmed what’s been clear to music rightsholders for several months: iTunes music sales are falling. The confirmation came in Apple’s annual report filed with US financial body the SEC. “Growth...
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Facebook’s mobile Like button now live for developers

Earlier this year, Facebook trailed plans for a mobile Like button, which developers would be able to use within their iOS and Android apps. The idea: people playing games could Like that game or its developer’s Facebook...