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  1. Shazam Reverts Back To Free

    September 29, 2011 8:55 AM EDT Shazam, the firm behind the music identification app of the same name, today removed the limitations on how many songs users can ID for free when using its free iPod app. Those paying for the Shazam Encore premium app have long been able to ID as ...

  2. Tablets Can Do More to Encourage Digital Music Purchases, Report Says

    September 28, 2011 6:21 PM EDT One million additional people have purchased content at iTunes this year, according to a new report from The NPD Group. Unfortunately for music companies, the percent of iTunes content buyers who purchased music has declined to 75 percent from 82 ...

  3. Business Matters: Apple to 'Talk iPhone' on October 4

    September 27, 2011 4:57 PM EDT Apple to "Talk iPhone" on October 4 -- Apple has announced it will host a special event October 4 to "talk iPhone." The event will take place at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California and will begin at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. ...

  4. Apple Planning Oct. 4 Press Event, iPhone 5 Announcement Expected (Report)

    September 21, 2011 11:20 AM EDT For the past several years, Apple has held a special event in September to announce some new type of product or service, usually music related. Not this year. Instead, according to a report in AllThingsD , the event will take place Oct. 4. The lik ...

  5. Juke Music Streaming Service Launches In Germany

    September 15, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Wanna See My Music Collection? Juke, a new music streaming service, launched in Germany this month with 13 million licensed tracks. BERLIN - On Sept. 1, a new cloud-streaming music service called Juke launched in Germany. The new service offers ac ...

  6. This Week In Music Apps: Jessie J's App, Change Your Ears' Age, Spotify-as-Pandora

    September 09, 2011 1:40 PM EDT It's been raining music apps at Evolver.fm headquarters again, and that means we're due for another installment of our This Week In Music Apps series, which delivers the latest and greatest music apps from the iTunes App Store, Android M ...

  7. Google Music Expands to iPhone, iPad

    September 08, 2011 7:13 PM EDT Although the service remains in invite-only beta, Google has expanded the functionality of its Google Music locker service to support Apple-made devices. The update means users can download an app to their iPhone or iPad that will let them stream ...

  8. Here Come The Spotify Apps

    September 01, 2011 11:57 AM EDT Spotify opened up its code to iOS developers on Wednesday, with big implications for music on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Starting today, developers can build Apple iOS apps that play anything from Spotify's entire 15-million-song-plus ...

  9. Without Steve Jobs, Apple Faces Challenges in Retaining Its Dominance in Digital Music

    September 01, 2011 8:58 AM EDT The resignation of Apple CEO Steve Jobs marks the end of an era not only for Apple, but for the digital music industry that he played a crucial role in shaping. Which is why the timing of this move is so important. By any standard, Jobs is the c ...

  10. This Week In Music Apps: Mufin Player, Geo-Playlists, iPhone MP3 Downloader

    August 26, 2011 4:00 PM EDT This Week In Music Apps serves up the latest music apps for iPhone, Android, and your now-more-capable web browser every week. You could set your… calendar by it. We'll start with a round-up of music apps and services we've put to the te ...

  11. This Week In Music Apps: Groove Machines, Home Music Networks and a Classical Education

    August 17, 2011 2:16 PM EDT It's a new week, which means it's time for the latest installation of Evolver.fm's "This Week In Music Apps" series featuring the most exciting, new and/or updated releases for Apple iOS, Google Android, and the web. We� ...

  12. Business Matters: Just How Valuable Are Heavy Social-Media Users?

    August 15, 2011 8:11 PM EDT Just How Valuable Are Heavy Social-Media Users? -- Are heavy social-media users more valuable than other consumers? People may guess that social media activity translates into activity in other areas. And they can point to a recent Pew Internet st ...

  13. New Apple iPhones, iCloud Coming Sept. 7?

    August 12, 2011 1:39 PM EDT What is it with Apple and September when it comes to music? For that last several years, Apple has used an early September media event to introduce some sort of new music service, feature or device, and if the rumors swirling about today are true, ...

  14. This Week In Music Apps: Smart Guitar, Digital Accordion and iTunes for Android

    August 11, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Each week, our "This Week in Music Apps" series whets your app-etite (sorry, couldn't resist) with a satisfying slice of the most promising music app releases for Android, iOS, and your web browser. (For a taste, sample last week� ...

  15. Business Matters: Ticketfly Adds Venues Union Transfer (Philly), The Foundry (Phoenix)

    August 10, 2011 8:50 PM EDT Ticketfly Adds Union Transfer (Philly), The Foundry (Phoenix) -- Ticketmaster may be resigning its top ticketing clients, but other ticketing companies are actively picking up smaller venues and promoters. San Francisco-based Ticketfly has recentl ...

  16. Apple Passes Exxon As Most Valuable US Company -- Briefly

    August 09, 2011 4:02 PM EDT Apple briefly surpassed Exxon Mobil as the most valuable company in the U.S. Tuesday afternoon before settling back slightly lower. But the two are now so close that the change of guard is likely to happen soon. Apple Inc.'s stock gained 5.9 ...

  17. Bits & Briefs

    August 08, 2011 6:35 AM EDT Mobile Gamers Willingly Buy In-Game Content More proof that the freemium model?otherwise known as "try before you buy"?is working on the mobile app front: App analytics company Flurry says games that are free to download but sell in-ga ...

  18. Rdio Tests Apple Subscription Rules With New iPad App

    August 04, 2011 1:31 PM EDT Subscription music service Rdio introduced its first iPad app today , which is notable less for its features and more for the way its signing up users. Due to Apple's new rules for signing up subscribers through apps downloaded from the App S ...

  19. Bjork's App Designer Scott Snibbe Talks In-Depth About 'Biophilia'

    July 26, 2011 5:23 PM EDT Bjork's "Biophilia" brings new meaning to the term "Multi-platform" - it incorporates a massive live show, a 90-minute documentary and of course, the singer's anxiously awaited seventh full-length album, due in Septem ...

  20. This Week in Apps: ShapeMix, MusicPound, iSheetMusic, The Polyphonic Spree, More

    July 22, 2011 2:03 PM EDT Bullseye iPad App Teaser from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo . Bullseye The Polyphonic Spree put out the music video for its new single "Bullseye" as an app for the iPhone and iPad. It's basically an interactive video that lets viewers na ...

  21. Entire Apple Stores Being Faked in China

    July 21, 2011 7:35 AM EDT BEIJING (AP) -- At first, it looks like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company's logo chat to customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang from the white walls. Outside, the famous logo sits next to the words ...

  22. Apple Smashes Q3 Earnings Estimates With Record iPhone, iPad Sales

    July 19, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The iPhone is conquering Asia, the home of its strongest competitors. Sales there nearly quadrupled from a year ago and helped Apple Inc. trump analyst expectations for yet another quarter. Apple also said iPad sales worldwide nearly doubled from ...

  23. Katy Perry Launches Free Mobile App, But Does it Work Equally Well On All Smartphones?

    July 12, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Katy Perry has officially launched her new free mobile app for iPhone and Android, courtesy of Mobile Roadie, offering fans access to a library of Perry content on the go. The app is colorful and quirky, just like the 26-year-old pop star, and let ...

  24. Gregory Brothers' New Songify App Turns Spoken Word into Song

    July 11, 2011 5:01 PM EDT YouTube sensations The Gregory Brothers, in conjunction with developer Khush, released Songify, a new iPhone app that turns spoken words into song. "I'd say we'd dreamed of an app like this since before we were born," Evan Greg ...

  25. This Week in Apps: Songify, Radio Soulwax, Last.fm Festivals, MTV Push, Qello

    July 08, 2011 12:02 PM EDT Songify Khush, the developers behind the LaDiDa reverse-karaoke app, have introduced a new angle on their technology with a speech-to-song app called Songify. Whereas LaDiDa turned your singing into a song, Songify just asks you to speak regularly ...

  26. New Security Holes Discovered in iPhones, iPads

    July 08, 2011 7:26 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new security hole has opened up in Apple Inc.'s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, raising alarms about the susceptibility of some of the world's hottest tech gadgets to hacker attacks. Flaws in the software runn ...

  27. App of the Month: Songkick Concerts

    July 05, 2011 7:23 PM EDT As any good cook knows, the right ingredients just sell themselves -- and that's the philosophy behind June's App of the Month, Songkick Apps . The initial selling point is simple: the app scans the music stored on any iPhone to which it ...

  28. Colin Beswick: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Colin Beswick Manager of Creative Content and Music Licensing, Disney Mobile Colin Beswick's age has served him well at Disney Mobile. An invested concert-goer and indie music fan, he has a considerable curative edge. The 27-year-old started ...

  29. Business Matters: Smartphones Now Over Half of New Phone Sales in US, iPhone Driving Growth

    June 30, 2011 6:01 PM EDT Increasingly American as Apple Pie: Smartphones -- Smartphones have reached an important milestone in the U.S. According to Nielsen, 55% of mobile consumers who reported buying a new handset in the last three months purchased a smartphone instead ...

  30. Hitlantis Music Discovery Raises $1.5 Million

    June 27, 2011 1:24 PM EDT Hitlantis announced Monday (June 27) that it has raised $1.5 million in fresh funding for its music discovery service. The funding came from angel investors and includes private investments from senior Nokia executives and other private individual ...

  31. Business Matters: Spotify Reportedly Launching in Mid-July -- Will Americans Care?

    June 24, 2011 5:27 PM EDT Spotify Reportedly Launching in Mid-July -- Will Music Fans Care? -- The latest Spotify rumor of the week says the service will launch in the U.S. between July 5 and July 15 and will cost $10 per month. This is according to a post by The Noisecast ...

  32. This Week in Apps: iTunes Festival, Exfm Mobile, MOG's Moggles, Sir Mix-A-Lot's Mix-N-Match

    June 23, 2011 6:22 PM EDT iTunes Festival London Live Nation released an app for the iTunes Festival London, which will allow users to stream performances from the music festival live on their iPhone, iPad or iPod. It's a free app that also supports AirPlay so users c ...

  33. Songkick App Hits 100,000 Activations; CEO Ian Hogarth Optimistic About Live Music Market

    June 22, 2011 6:14 PM EDT Concert listings site Songkick has a popular new iPhone app and its CEO is optimistic about live music in 2011. Not a bad way to start the 2011 summer concert season. The company's two-week-old app that touts "100,000 concerts in your po ...

  34. Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World

    June 21, 2011 6:36 PM EDT Business Matters: Apple's iTunes Festival App Will Stream Concerts to the World -- Apple has released a free app that allows HD streaming of live performances from the iTunes Festival 2011 at the Roundhouse in London. An updated version of th ...

  35. Best Buy Reportedly Bringing Cloud-Music Service to U.S.

    June 21, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Big box retailer Best Buy is reportedly eyeing a U.S. launch of a cloud music service it currently operates on the U.K. According to a report in Bloomberg , the retailer is close to announcing an expansion of the My Music Anywhere service from the ...

  36. Business Matters: If iTunes Is Still Breaking Even, It Could Cost $1.3 Billion Per Year To Run

    June 14, 2011 8:09 PM EDT If iTunes is Still Breaking Even, It Could Cost $1.3 Billion Per Year To Run -- iTunes could cost Apple $1.3 billion per year beyond royalties to publishers, according to an estimate by market intelligence firm Asymco. The estimate was based on nu ...

  37. Apple Settles With Nokia in Drawn-Out Patent Dispute

    June 14, 2011 4:52 PM EDT HELSINKI, Finland - Nokia Corp. on Tuesday notched a valuable win against rival Apple Inc., with the U.S. company agreeing to pay the Finnish handset maker a one-time sum to settle long-standing patent disputes as well as royalties for current lic ...

  38. Will Apple's iCloud Change the Game -- Financially and Culturally -- Like iTunes Has?

    June 14, 2011 3:48 PM EDT If Apple can convince its iTunes users to sign up for iCloud , it will dominate the cloud like it does downloads. But how many people will actually pay for the service? The media has covered iCloud ad nauseam in recent weeks but has provided littl ...

  39. This Week in Apps: Songkick, Gowalla with Owl City, Avid Scorch, Echo Nest's Facebook App Contest

    June 10, 2011 11:21 AM EDT Our weekly look at the hottest new music apps available for your mobile devices… Songkick Concerts The app scans the music stored in users' iPhones and cross references it to its database of 100,000 concert listings worldwide to create a pers ...

  40. Apple Drops Subscription Rules That Threatened Music Services

    June 09, 2011 11:58 AM EDT Remember those new app rules Apple implemented a few months back that freaked out every subscription music service with an iPhone app? Well, looks like Apple has backed down. According to MacRumors , the company has "quietly changed its guide ...

  41. Business Matters: Another Sign of Retail Life -- Hastings Music Sales Up 1.3%

    June 08, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Slightly Better Than Flat Is the New Up! -- Here's another example of brick-and-mortar retail reaching something of a plateau: Hastings' music sales were up 1.3% in the quarter ended April 30. That's a few percentage points better t ...

  42. Apple's iCloud Could Finally Make Music Pirates Pay

    June 07, 2011 7:48 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs on Monday introduced more than just a cloud storage system for songs that fans buy legitimately through iTunes. He unveiled a system that might finally get music lovers to pay for the songs they got through ...

  43. Apple Unveils iCloud with Few Surprises

    June 06, 2011 3:30 PM EDT If you've been following the speculation surrounding Apple's iCloud keynote speech today , then the details that have finally emerged proved very little in the way of surprises. Steve Jobs & Co. laid out a vast array of cloud-based p ...

  44. This Week In Apps: Mixcloud, Viddy, and MobileRoadie's BlackBerry Snub

    June 03, 2011 4:24 PM EDT Mixcloud Billing itself as the "YouTube of radio," Mixcloud is an on-demand radio app, using a rather loose definition of "on-demand." It essentially aggregates a number of Internet radio streams, podcasts, and DJ mixes. It als ...

  45. More Details Emerge About Bjork's App/Album Hybrid, 'Biophilia'

    June 01, 2011 5:15 PM EDT The question has been asked many times-is the app the new album? Bjork is taking the lead in answering that question with her forthcoming LP, "Biophilia." As first announced back in March, the new album is being created on an iPad and wi ...

  46. Apple to Unveil iCloud at WWDC on Monday

    May 31, 2011 10:56 AM EDT Getting answers out of Apple is like watching the TV series "Lost": Some questions get answered, others not, and new questions ultimately arise. That's what comes to mind with the company's latest press release , in which is co ...

  47. Pioneer Debuts AppRadio In-Car Stereo System With Support for Pandora, Rdio

    May 26, 2011 12:06 PM EDT Fans of today's smartphone music apps will soon have a chance to integrate them more seamlessly into their cars, thanks to a new car stereo coming soon from Pioneer Electronics. It's called the AppRadio, and is designed specifically as a ...

  48. Senator Calls For Smartphone App Privacy Policies

    May 26, 2011 7:39 AM EDT WASHINGTON - A key member of the Senate Judiciary Committee is challenging Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to require all developers that make apps for their mobile devices to adopt formal privacy policies. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sent letters to the ...

  49. Is Apple Launching a New Product This Weekend?

    May 17, 2011 11:44 AM EDT The 10th anniversary of Apple 's retail stores is this coming Thursday, and rumors are swirling that the company may have a surprise product launch planned to mark the occasion. According to the Apple insider blog Boy Genius Report , a flurry ...

  50. Apple, Google Grilled on Location Data By Senate Panel

    May 11, 2011 7:18 AM EDT WASHINGTON - Executives from Apple and Google told lawmakers Tuesday that users have control over information used to pinpoint the location of iPhones and smartphones running Google's Android software. Guy "Bud" Tribble, vice presid ...

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