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Apple tipped to debut new Apple TV set-top box in June

Watch? Schmatch. Apple is planning to unveil a new version of its Apple TV set-top box in June at its WWDC event in San Francisco. At least, that’s what BuzzFeed is claiming, suggesting that it’s Apple’s long-rumoured...
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Shazam dampens speculation about imminent IPO

“We’ve joined the Unicorn club,” Shazam CEO Rich Riley told The Times in a recent interview, referring to the company’s recent $1bn valuation. “Shazam would be a great public company with a business model driven...
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Xbox One console gets Pandora and Vevo apps

Microsoft has announced several new third-party apps available for its Xbox One console, including Pandora and Vevo. The latter’s app is live in 14 countries, offering its now familiar connected-TV service with on-demand...
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BBC scores recreated with BBC Orchestral Toolkit

TV and digital media producers can now tap in to the BBC’s history of soundtracks, through a new product from Universal Publishing Production Music’s Beeb-branded label. It’s called the BBC Orchestral Toolkit, with...
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Us the Duo making hay on Spotify from Shake It Off cover

You can’t stream Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ on Spotify now. Well, not her version. YouTube’n’Vine stars Us the Duo have been doing rather well with a cover version of the song, which they say has been streamed...
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Kerrang! draws Fresh Blood

Metal brand Kerrang! is aggregating all its divisions – print, online, TV and radio – around the Fresh Blood brand that will look to find and promote emerging talent. One new act a week will be promoted across all the...
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The Pirate Bay launches The Mobile Bay for smartphones and tablets

Piracy on smartphones has been a growing headache for creative industries in recent years, but most of their focus has been on MP3 download apps on iOS and Android. Now, though, an old foe has reared its head: The Pirate...
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Second-screen TV app Zeebox relaunches as Beamly

Zeebox launched in 2011 as an iPad app for chatting about TV shows while watching them – one of a clutch of ‘second-screen’ startups playing an almost Foursquare-like role in getting people to check in to shows...
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Mobile usage is now outpacing TV viewing in the US and UK

Mobile usage is now outpacing TV viewing in the US and UK
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I dreamed a dream… of rising digital soundtrack sales

The BPI has hailed rising sales of film and TV soundtracks in the UK.
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Vevo tipped to get round-the-clock Apple TV app

Vevo TV launched earlier this year: an "always-on broadcast-style music and video channel" available through Vevo's website and its smartphone.
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Ministry of Sound launches a Samsung Smart TV app

Ministry of Sound is launching an app for Samsung's Smart TV range, offering a mixture of music videos, interviews with artists and DJs, and behind-the-scenes footage from its London venue.