February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple is on the wrong end of a sizeable patent-infringement ruling, with a federal jury finding the company guilty of infringing patents held by US company Smartflash. How sizeable? Damages of $532.9m,...

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February 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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A recruitment ad for an 'Editorial Producer' within Apple's iTunes team in London hints at plans to beef up the editorial content in the company's music service, ahead of its anticipated relaunch later...

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February 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

You famously can’t buy placement on the homepage of Apple’s iTunes Store, which has been firmly under the control of the company’s editorial team. However, some independent labels are complaining...

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February 17th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Earlier this week, Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe revealed he's leaving the British station to take up a new role within Apple. So what will he be doing in the land of iTunes and Beats Music? The Guardian has an...

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February 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The latest artist to debut a new album – well, a mixtape in this case – to a startled world is Drake. Overnight, he tweeted a link to ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’, a 17-track mixtape...

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February 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Ricky Martin has a new album out tomorrow (10 February), and Sony Music is pushing the boat out on the digital activity around it with something called RickyAQQE Fan Pass Day today. Martin will be interacting...

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February 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Soundalike ‘in the style of’ recordings are one of the prime sources of digital-music clutter, but it seems Apple is having a crackdown. According to Digital Music News, the latest iTunes style guide...

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February 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Drip… drip… drip… Time for the latest leak on Apple’s plans for streaming service Beats Music, courtesy of 9 to 5 Mac’s Mark Gurman – whose sources within Apple are a.) good and b.) not sanctioned...

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February 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Plenty has been written about Neil Young’s PonoMusic and its promises of audio so good fans will hear the difference. But will they? Yahoo Tech’s David Pogue has been testing the theory with a blind...

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