Tag: music downloads

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PonoMusic tipped to get high-def Beatles back-catalogue

Neil Young’s PonoMusic launched its high-def music downloads store earlier this month, as its first device went on general sale. But its biggest catch, artist-wise, may be yet to come: the Beatles. Hollywood site Showbiz...
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YouTube stars Pomplamoose not cashing in from touring

Pomplamoose are a decent-sized success on YouTube, with their cover versions attracting 441k subscribers and 104m lifetime views. And they’ve taken that success to the live market, selling nearly $100k of tickets for their...
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Technics launches high-def downloads store with 7digital

Audio hardware brand Technics is getting into the digital music space with the launch of Technics Tracks, a FLAC-quality music downloads store due to go live in the UK and Germany in January. The company is working with 7digital...
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Latest Nielsen SoundScan figures reveal more US download decline

The trend that sales of music downloads are down in the US in 2014 is already well known, but the latest Nielsen SoundScan figures quantify it. In the first nine months of the year, digital track sales fell 12.9% to 848.5m...
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So long, 99p music downloads? UK closing digital tax loophole

So long, 99p music downloads? UK closing digital tax loophole
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Hi-fi firm Linn: ‘Digital streaming is where it’s at’

Here's a sign of the times for high-end hi-fi maker Linn: around half of its revenues in 2013 will come from a combination of music downloads and sales of its range of digital streaming players.
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Apple takes iTunes Store to 56 more countries

As rumoured yesterday online, Apple has launched its iTunes store in Russia, but also Turkey, India, South Africa and 52 more countries.
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Google Play still fielding BPI brickbats

Google added music to its Google Play store in several European countries yesterday, but the company is still fielding criticism from the BPI.
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Apple tipped for iTunes launch in Russia

Business newspaper Vedomosti reports that Apple is in licensing negotiations with a view to launching iTunes Russia in Q4 this year or Q1 2013.
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Apple tipped for iTunes launch in Russia

News that Apple is planning to launch iTunes in Russia will be welcomed as a big step forward for the digital music market there.
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Jivox and Music Interactive offer music downloads in video ads

You may think that the idea of ad-funded music downloads died out years ago, but online advertising firm Jivox has a new spin on it.
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Japanese music downloads down in 2009, says RIAJ

New figures released by the Recording Industry Association of Japan reveal that music downloads were down 3% to 461.87 million in fiscal 2009 - the first time they've fallen since it started tracking them in 2005.