Tag: ios apps
Top ios APPS September 2015
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
September 16, 2016
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...
July 10, 2015
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...
May 7, 2015
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...
April 30, 2015
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....
March 27, 2015
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...
March 24, 2015
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....
February 17, 2015
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...
January 20, 2015
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 –...
December 16, 2014
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....
December 15, 2014
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...
October 29, 2014
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...
October 8, 2014