Apple Inc.

  1. The Apple TV Juggernaut: Sales Expected To Reach 1 Million This Week

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc forecast sales of Apple TV would climb to 1 million this week and said that iTunes users are now renting and buying more than 400,000 TV shows and more than 150,000 movies per day. In September, Apple introduced a new version of Apple TV ...

  2. Vevo Releases New iPad App

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Following up on its critically acclaimed iPhone app, Vevo now has an iPad app available in the App Store. The app, Vevo HD, provides access to the entire Vevo catalog of more than 25,000 music videos from 7,500 artists. Additionally, it provides n ...

  3. From Apple to EMI: Former iTunes Exec Joins Capitol & Virgin Label Group

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Seems like Apple and the major labels won't stop trading execs anytime soon. This time it's iTunes director of global music initiatives Alex Luke jumping ship to EMI, where he will serve as executive VP of A&R at Capitol & Virgin ...

  4. Apple To Open App Store For Mac Computers

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST There's just no escaping the app model. Apple today announced that it will open a special App Store just for Mac computers on Jan. 6. Here's the statement from CEO Steve Jobs: "The App Store revolutionized mobile apps. We hope to do ...

  5. Cloud Music App mSpot Now Available For iPhone

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple has not yet offered a cloud-music service on its own, but a new app available in the App Store hopes to fill that void. The mSpot music app lets users store up to 2GB of compressed music files in a cloud-based locker, and then stream it to t ...

  6. CBS Radio Unveils New iPhone App

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Not content to let Clear Channel's iheartradio smartphone app run uncontested in the smartphone space, CBS Radio has introduced its new Radio.com app for the iPhone. The app offers streaming access to more than 200 music, news, sports and tal ...

  7. Quarterly Earnings Recap: Apple Stuns, Music Companies Stumble

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST While consumers continued to opt for less expensive digital music and shied away from live events in the third quarter of 2010, one company found a way to entertain and thrill its customers: Apple. Although Apple does not create musical content, p ...

  8. Report: Mobile Games To Top $11 Billion By 2015

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The major labels may have turned their noses up at the freemium model popularized by Spotify, but there are other versions of the model that are showing signs of success. Take mobile apps, games in particular. A recent report by Juniper Research f ...

  9. Live Nation App Goes Live

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Fresh off a Web site upgrade that added new social features to the ticket-buying process, Live Nation now has a smartphone app as well. The app, currently only for the iPhone, offers users ticket alerts, app-exclusive pre-sales and access to last- ...

  10. Five Things Missing From The Beatles/iTunes Deal

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST One striking aspect of the newly available Beatles albums on iTunes is that they weren't accompanied by the release of more digital bells and whistles. When EMI Music reissued all of the band's albums on CD last year, every title boasted ...

  11. Five Reasons Why The Beatles' Arrival On iTunes Still Matters

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's tempting to dismiss the Beatles' long-delayed arrival on iTunes as a non-event. After all, it's been more than seven years since iTunes began selling music. And EMI Music reissued the band's entire discography on CD barely ...

  12. Beatles On iTunes: The Story Behind the Deal

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST From the day iTunes launched nearly 10 years ago, the questions started over when the Beatles catalog would be added to the digital music store. As iTunes influence grew in scope and power -- eventually becoming the world's largest digital re ...

  13. Beatles Finally Arrives On iTunes

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Beatles ' catalog is now available on iTunes . As expected , Apple today (Nov. 16) announced the addition of music from the Beatles a day after posting a cryptic message on its website promising that today will be "just another day. ...

  14. Best Bet: Apple To Announce Addition of Beatles Catalog to iTunes

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The smart money on tomorrow's mysterious iTunes announcement is that Apple will finally be adding the Beatles catalog to the digital music store. That's not fully confirmed, but after a day of phone calls, e-mails and cryptic messages, B ...

  15. Highly Anticipated Apple Announcement Coming Tomorrow

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST So what does Apple have in store now? A visit to the Apple website cues up this cryptic message: "Tomorrow is just another day. That you'll never forget. "Below the message are a number of clocks tuned to different time zones that a ...

  16. New Apple iTunes Updates Adds AirPlay

    November 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple issued an update to iTunes today—iTunes 10.1—which adds the new AirPlay feature to the service. AirPlay is the ungraded version of AirTunes, which now allows users to stream video and photos from their iTunes-enabled device—computer, iPhone ...

  17. Apple's Ping Connects With Twitter

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple’s Ping social network for music fans continues to get flack for not integrating with Facebook. But it’s taken a step towards openness today through a deal with Twitter. Starting today, users can connect their Twitter and Ping accounts, allow ...

  18. Smule's 'Magic Fiddle' Released For iPad

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST App developers Smule—creators of the wildly popular “I Am T-Pain” app—introduced their latest virtual instrument for the iPad in the form of Magic Fiddle. As the title suggests, the app is a virtual violin, allowing users to simulate playing a vio ...

  19. Business Matters: Must See Internet Radio Stats, Apple, OK Go and more

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Surprising Internet Radio Stat of the Day -- In the mad race for an on-demand music service that can pay the bills, We7 has offered some numbers that may cause people to re-think the importance of ...

  20. RIM Takes On Apple's iPad

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, a late entrant in the booming tablet market, will take on Apple's iPad with competitive pricing of its rival Playbook device. The Canadian firm's tablet, set to launch in the first quarter of next yea ...

  21. Apple Poised To Extend Song Clips on iTunes

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Better late than never. One of the expected announcements that didn’t make it in Apple’s September music event was lengthening the iTunes song samples played from 30 to 90 seconds. But according to a recent communication to Apple’s record label pa ...

  22. Apple Sues Motorola

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc sued rival Motorola Inc, claiming the Droid smartphone maker infringes on three iPhone patents. Cupertino, California-based Apple says Motorola is purposefully using its touchscreen software, as well as other display technologies. " ...

  23. Business Matters: Comcast, Holiday Sales Forecast, Spotify and more

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Changes In Consumer Behavior -- Comcast’s latest earnings provide a few telling examples of the changes in how consumers are consuming entertainment. The company lost 265,000 video customers in th ...

  24. Eventbrite Adds Scanning Feature To iPhone App

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Online ticketing startup Eventbrite has updated their Eventbrite Easy Entry free iPhone app with a barcode scanning feature. Now, event organizers are able to check-in attendees by scanning a 2-D barcode on tickets on the iPhone. Check-ins are syn ...

  25. @Digital Hollywood: Why Apple Will Own Streaming

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Maybe the problem with music streaming services isn't the product, but the message behind the product. Alan Goodstadt, partner at Redwood Capital, told a Digital Hollywood audience that music streaming services suffer from a lack of awareness ...

  26. RIM's Balsillie Responds To Barbs From Apple's Jobs

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion's Jim Balsillie brushed off Steve Jobs' critique of RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer, saying the Apple CEO's barbs made no sense outside of his company's "distortion field." Jobs on Mo ...

  27. ReverbNation Acquires Sound Around

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The acquisitions in the mobile app space just keep coming. This time its DIY outfit ReverbNation picking up developer Sound Around, creator of Band App The company announced the acquisition on its blog earlier today. Sound Around's Band App l ...

  28. Business Matters: A Look At Apple's Q4 Numbers

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. A Look At Apple's Q4 Sales Numbers -- Here's a quick look at the sales stats from Apple 's fiscal 2010 fourth quarter ended Sept. 25: 3.89 million Macs (up 27% from last Q4), 14.1 m ...

  29. 7digital Bundled With iPad Rivals

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. digital entertainment company 7digital is going to be busy with various new partners in the months ahead, and it's covering all the bases for digital music from mobile apps and tablets to browser access and even image recognition. The co ...

  30. Apple 4Q Net Income Soars 70 Percent; iPad Falls Short

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. said Monday that net income for the most recent quarter soared 70 percent on strong sales of iPhones, though iPad sales fell short of expectations. Shares fell in after-hours trading. Apple's stock had been breaking through record- ...

  31. Atomic Tom: iPhone Subway Concert Video 'Was Intentional'

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Atomic Tom has made music for roughly three years, but the Brooklyn four-piece only started making headlines over the past three days. In a video posted to YouTube last Friday (Oct. 15), the group performed its single "Take Me Out" on a ...

  32. Analysts: There’s A Goldmine In Virtual Goods

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Where’s the money in mobile apps? According to app analysis firm Flurry, it’s in virtual goods, not ads. In a post on the company’s blog , Flurry notes that mobile virtual good account for 80% of revenue from iPhone and iPad apps, which include su ...

  33. Verizon's Plans With Apple

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With rumors still swirling that Verizon will at some point begin carrying the iPhone, Apple and Verizon today revealed that the wireless operator will start selling the iPad as of Oct. 28. While some iPads come with wireless connections to the AT& ...

  34. Business Matters: Spotify, Apple, MPAA and more

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Is Spotify Rattling Apple? -- Is Spotify rattling Apple? Judging from a post by CNET’s Greg Sandoval, Apple is taking Spotify seriously. From the CNET post: “…Apple executives (are) worried about ...

  35. Apple In Talks On Subscription Service: Report

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple is in talks with major record labels to provide a subscription-based music service, allowing unlimited access to songs for a monthly fee, the New York Post said, citing unnamed sources. A few weeks ago, Apple VP of Internet services Eddy Cue ...

  36. @MEL: iPhone Synth 'MorphWiz' Wins 'Best Music Creation App'

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Prog metal legend and Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess took home the 'Best Music Creation App' award at the Billboard Music App Awards Tuesday (Oct. 5) for MorphWiz, an app from Wisdom Music that turns the iPhone into a new instru ...

  37. Business Matters: Apple, Pandora, Spotify and more

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Apple Loses Lawsuit -- Apple has lost a patent lawsuit brought by Mirror Worlds LLC and is challenging the verdict that could cost the company as much as $625 million. If Apple pays that amount, i ...

  38. @MEL: 'I Am T-Pain' Wins Best Artist-Based App Award

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hit iPhone auto-tuner “I Am T-Pain” took home the 'Best Artist-Based App' Award at the Billboard Music App Awards today in San Francisco, beating out finalists Linkin Park's “8-Bit Rebellion” and “TouchChords: Jimmie Vaughan.” Sport ...

  39. @MEL: Key To App Sales Success: Winning Over Apple's Editors

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple's App store editorial department – tasked with selecting and promoting the best apps on the crowded site – now holds enormous power over the success or failure of music industry apps, panelists said during “The New Music Industry” discu ...

  40. @MEL: 'I Am T-Pain' Creator Smule Sells Two Million iPhone Auto-tuners

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Paid iPhone auto-tuning app “I Am T-Pain” has sold over two million downloads, Ge Wang co-founder, CTO, and chief creative officer of Smule told audiences at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live Music App Summit today in San Francisco. The No. ...

  41. @MEL: Shazam Funder To Music Labels: Don't Be Greedy

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music labels needs to get apps into users' hands and stop getting hung up on licensing fees, said Matt Murphy, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Their $200 million iFund has invested in 15 iPhone apps including Shazam, a hit mu ...

  42. FULL COVERAGE: Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live Music App Summit in San Francisco #MEL2010

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT WATCH: Smule Co-founder Talks Apps, Acquisitions, The Majors and More October 06, 2010 Smule co-founder Ge Wang sat with Billboard at the Billboard Mobile Entertainment Live The Music App Summit - Smule took home the best artist app award for &quo ...

  43. What You Missed @Leadership Music Digital Summit Day 1

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Experiments with digital products and business models may not have produced many winners, but it was clear from the discussions at the first day of the Leadership Music Digital Summit, that some people felt progress has been made. The event began ...

  44. Rhapsody Sales Up 10% On Strength Of Mobile App

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Some interesting tidbits of information surfaced out of an otherwise ho-hum rehash of mobile music subscription services in USA Today , most notably that Rhapsody is seeing a 10% increase in subscribers as a result of their mobile app. From the ar ...

  45. Apple Tweaks Ping

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Apple introduced its Ping social network for iTunes, it was clearly a first step that was destined for improvement over time. And today, Apple made its first tweak to the still-maligned service. The most obvious element of the Ping update is ...

  46. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Media Consultant Paul Vidich

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Paul Vidich Title: Media Consultant & Independent Advisor: ReverbNation, MediaNet, BrightCove, Melodeo, and more Panel: Innovators Showcase (Judge). 1:45 – 2:45. Oct. 5. For more information or to register for Billboard’s Mobile Entertai ...

  47. mSpot Reveals Music App Downloads

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Amid all the talk about cloud-based music lockers, such as that reportedly being proposed by Google , there's the nagging question of whether consumers will even go for the idea. mSpot, a far smaller provider of mobile music services, recentl ...

  48. Billboard.biz Q&A: App Developer/Dream Theater Keyboardist Jordan Rudess

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jordan Rudess' claim to fame may be as the keyboardist for the progressive rock outfit Dream Theater, but he’s also emerging as a leading voice for the music app development community. Rudess has created or assisted in the making of several m ...

  49. Business Matters: Stock Spikes, Zune, Apple and more

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Stocks Spike On Economic News -- Entertainment stocks had a strong day on Monday as the market rose on news the recession ended in June 2009. The National Bureau of Economic Research agreed that a ...

  50. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Venrock's Dev Khare

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Dev Khare Title: VP, Venrock Panel: On the Horizon. 3:15 – 4:00. Oct. 5. For more information or to register for Billboard’s Mobile Entertainment Live: The Music App Summit, Oct. 5 in San Francisco, please visit www.MobileEntertainmentLiveFa ...

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