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iTunes Match storage limit increased to 100,000 songs

Tomorrow Apple makes it jump into subscription streaming with Apple Music, but iTunes downloads remain a significant part of its business and, more importantly, the record industry’s business. In our Music Ally Report last...
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Rick Rubin rolls out the memories on Genius

Lyrical annotations service Genius has a new user, and he’ll be familiar to many of you: Rick Rubin. The famous producer has been adding his studio memories to a selection of tracks on the service, with anecdotes about...
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Rock Band getting new song downloads after long hiatus

Music games developer Harmonix released the last song downloads for its Rock Band games in April 2013, before halting development in a move that seemed to consign the games to console history. Now Harmonix is cranking up...
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Madonna album leaks, but is that really ‘terrorism’?

Our sympathies are with Madonna, who saw 13 new tracks leak online this week, giving fans what was claimed to be an early listen of her next album. But we can’t help but wonder if her reaction – posted and then swiftly...
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Wild Beasts get their own ‘GIF-novel’

Whiskey, music and GIFs… together at last! That’s the high-concept pitch for a project involving band Wild Beasts, animator Mattis Dovier and whiskey brand Jameson, anyway. Wild Beasts and Dovier worked together on a...
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Ronson / Mars single released early after X Factor success

The big moment in the UK X Factor this weekend – in fact, the biggest moment from the last few series of it – was contestant Fleur East’s cover of the as-yet unreleased Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars song ‘Uptown Funk’....
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YouTube star Conor Franta turns curator for album

With more than 4.2m subscribers, Conor Franta is one of the fresh-faced stars on YouTube, with big clout among his young audience. Now he’s capitalising on that clout with a music album, albeit not one he sings on himself....
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Black Hole Recordings launches pay-by-tweets online store

Dutch label Black Hole Recordings has a new online store, styled as a “Pop Up Store” selling tracks, ringtones and wallpapers. Artists featured include Ferry Corsten, Tiesto and New World Punx, but there’s...
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This Is My Jam on ‘the balance between humans and computers’

Music discovery startup This Is My Jam launched its “song screens” recently, aggregating comments and recommendations around individual tracks. Co-founders Hannah Donovan and Matthew Ogle have been talking to us about...
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PonoMusic to launch with 2m tracks this week

It’s almost time for Neil Young’s PonoMusic to ship its first physical players and open up its online store. The company announced earlier this month that it would launch the store in the US on 16 October, as Young –...
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PornHub now has its own record label

Earlier this year, we reported on Coolio’s comeback – although the rapper was notably grumpy about it being described as a comeback – via a deal to release a song with adult entertainment site PornHub. Now the site...
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Billboard Music Awards claims it drove 1.6m sales

Performances at the Billboard Music Awards on 18th May triggered 1.58m download sales, the organisers claim. They looked at the sales of the 20 tracks performed at the show in the week after the awards – 18 of which were...