Beggars using free iPhone games to promote artists
Beggars Group has launched an iPhone game based on XL/Merok artist Titus Andronicus, to promote the band's debut album The Airing of Grievances. The game is free to download, and has just gone live on the App Store.It's...
February 12, 2009
Not one, but THREE new iPhones in 2009?
Another day, another iPhone rumour started by an analyst. This time it's Peter Misek from Canadian firm Canaccord Adams, who's claiming that there'll be THREE new iPhones this year.One will be a new top-end...
February 9, 2009
Ministry of Sound releases iDrum Anthems app for iPhone
And still the musical iPhone applications keep coming. The latest is iDrum: Ministry of Sound Anthems, which is being released to tie in with the latest compilation album from the dance brand.The app has been produced by...
November 25, 2008
RjDj iPhone app maker close to artist deal
We put the RjDj Album application in our roundup of our 12 favourite iPhone music apps earlier this week, but now Business Week has an interesting interview with the founder of the company behind it, Reality Jockey.The app...
November 20, 2008
Our dozen favourite iPhone music apps
We've been banging on about iPhone applications for a while ago, and in last week's issue of the Music Ally Report, we covered some of the ways iPhone apps are coming onto the music industry's radar. But which...
November 18, 2008
Polydor pleased with Snow Patrol iPhone application
Polydor's head of digital Paul Smernicki says the label is pleased with the success of its Snow Patrol iPhone application, which was launched last month to promote the band's new album.“We’re relatively...
November 13, 2008
Top 20 digital music promotions from Oct 2008 – AC/DC, Britney Spears, Snow Patrol and more…
One of the things we’re tracking at Music Ally is how artists and labels are using mobile and online to promote music. And since we’re tracking it on an ongoing basis, we thought it was worth rounding up some...
November 6, 2008
Sonos launches iPhone app, signs Last.fm for UK
Sonos has launched an iPhone application (pictured) allowing users to control its wireless multi-room music systems from their handset. It's available on the App Store today, and is free to download, allowing users to...
October 28, 2008
Sony BMG launches branded iPhone app for Pink’s Funhouse
Sony BMG has launched a branded iPhone application for `Funhouse', the new album from Pink. It went live on Apple's App Store at the end of last week.The app has 30-second previews of songs from the album, as well...
October 27, 2008
Video: Hands-on with Brian Eno’s Bloom iPhone app
Generative music applications for iPhone are one of the more interesting trends on Apple's App Store, with Bloom at the forefront. It's the work of Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers, and lets you tap at your screen to...
October 14, 2008
Interview: Shazam boss talks iPhone, biz models, and D2C
It's been a pretty good week for music ID service Shazam. Not only did it announce a new preload deal with Samsung and T-Mobile, but it also trumpeted the fact that its iPhone application has now been downloaded by more...
October 1, 2008