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Deutsche Grammophon launches remix app for Christian Löffler

Electronic artist Christian Löffler is releasing his new album ‘Parallels’ in February, and ahead of the launch label Deutsche Grammophon has created a web app for people to remix some of its music. Specifically...
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Gibson’s new guitar-learning app uses video and AR technology

We’ve written about the Fender Play app launched by Fender to help people learn to play guitar, but there’s more than one axe-maker with that ambition. Rival Gibson has launched its new guitar-teaching app for iOS and Android,...
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UMG signs music licensing deal with fitness service Variis

Variis isn’t a fitness startup as such: it’s a fitness app launched last March by Equinox Media, owner of a chain of gyms in the US. The app works with a Peloton-style connected exercise bike, which costs $2,500,...
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Social app Parler faces app store removals and partner pullouts

“Ban him @discogs, just in case,” from musician Damon Krukowski was one of the tweets that raised a smile after Twitter and a host of other social and video platforms banned or suspended US president Donald...
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Report claims spending on apps grew by 30% to $111bn in 2020

App analytics firm Sensor Tower is starting 2021 with a look-back at 2020’s apps spending by customers of the iOS App Store and Android’s Google Play. “Consumers spent nearly $111 billion globally on in-app...
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Yousician adds music from Disney and Pixar’s new movie Soul

There’s been some positive buzz around Disney and Pixar’s latest film Soul in recent weeks, and now fans have a way to learn to play some of its songs. Disney is working with music education firm Yousician to...
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Messaging app Telegram to start serving adverts in 2021

Encrypted messaging app Telegram has nearly 500m users, but it needs to start making money. Now the company has revealed part of its plans: advertising. Founder Pavel Durov announced that the ads will NOT appear in people’s...
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UMG ups its licensing efforts in social, fitness and gaming

Sir Lucian Grainge has sent his annual end-of-year email to staff at Universal Music Group. It is largely a roundup of the company’s accomplishments in 2020, plus praise for how staff have continued to work amid the...
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Apple is shutting down its Music Memos recording app

In early 2016, Apple launched a new app for musicians called Music Memos: a free, music-focused alternative to the Voice Memos app on iOS devices, for capturing ideas then exporting them to GarageBand or Logic Pro X. We...
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Mindfulness app Calm raises $75m at a valuation of $2bn

Investors aren’t chilled about meditation: they’re very excited, and they’re splashing their cash accordingly. One of the digital mindfulness space’s big players, Calm, has raised another $75m of funding,...
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Artist’s Toolkit. Tools that can help to propel artist careers forward in 2021

2020 has been an unprecedented year for the world and the music industry alike. With no live events, more importance was placed on other industry verticals – and while many people struggled, new opportunities emerged as...
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Resso escapes expanded India ban on Chinese-linked apps

The Indian government isn’t done yet with its crackdown on mobile apps of Chinese origin. The bans that started with 59 apps including TikTok in June added another 118 apps in September, and now 43 more have been...