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  1. 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 ...

  2. Spotify Expands API Effort with Apple iOS Support

    August 31, 2011 12:04 PM EDT Spotify is looking to become the free music engine of, well, everything. Today it released an API for Apple iOS developers that would let them embed the Spotify service into any apps they make as a way of adding streaming music to their products w ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Without Steve Jobs, Can Apple Still Deliver?

    August 25, 2011 7:56 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With Steve Jobs bowing out as CEO, Apple Inc. must persuade investors and consumers that it doesn't need the force behind the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad in charge to keep the technology hits coming. Tim Cook, his hand-pi ...

  5. Who Is Tim Cook? Meet Apple's New Boss

    August 24, 2011 8:28 PM EDT Talk about a tough act to follow. Now that Steve Jobs has resigned as Apple CEO to become the company's chairman, the reigns of the company are now in the hands of Tim Cook. First of all, nobody replaces Jobs. Beside the fact that he's a ...

  6. Beyond Oblivion Unveils Boinc Music Service

    August 22, 2011 1:28 PM EDT Beyond Oblivion has finally released details of its device-based music subscription service. Called Boinc, the unlimited, ad-free music service will be bundled with mobile devices and PCs and can also be purchased separately. Visitors to the new B ...

  7. Backbeat: Jody Watley's Surprise Appearance at the Comma Showcase

    August 19, 2011 3:06 PM EDT Jody Watley flanked by French Horn Rebellion members and siblings David Perlick-Molinari (left) and Robert Perlick-Molinari (right) during their rousing version of "Lookin' for a New Love." In the Green Room: Jody Watley (right) Chi ...

  8. MTV Unveils Group Viewing iPhone App, But What About the Music?

    August 19, 2011 12:47 PM EDT Group listening apps are all the rage right now, from Turntable.fm to Music+ on Facebook . But in the television world, people have been watching together using technology for longer - a difference we chalk up to the simple fact people tend to wat ...

  9. Foursquare Partners with Songkick For Live Music Check-Ins

    August 18, 2011 2:01 PM EDT Foursquare, the popular social networking site that allows users to broadcast their current location to friends, has announced partnerships with Songkick, ESPN and MovieTickets.com to help users further narrow down their current locations. The par ...

  10. 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� ...

  11. Is Google's Purchase of Motorola All About The 17,000 Patents?

    August 16, 2011 7:44 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It may be the boldest move yet by a company known for being audacious: Google is spending $12.5 billion to buy Motorola Mobility. But the big prize isn't Motorola's lineup of cellphones, computer tablets and cable se ...

  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. Fool's Gold, G-Technology and Flavor Group: A Branding Partnership That Literally Rocks the House

    August 15, 2011 5:50 PM EDT On August 3, DJ/producer A-Trak did what he does best at his label's recently opened Fool's Gold retail store in Brooklyn, New York . He was rocking the 40 kids crammed into the small space with tracks like Duck Sauce's "Big Ba ...

  14. How The Google Motorola Acquisition Helps the Music Industry

    August 15, 2011 12:10 PM EDT Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings today sent shockwaves through the mobile world, fundamentally altering the landscape of the business. For the music industry, this is a significant development given the role th ...

  15. 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, ...

  16. 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� ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Bjork's Biophilia 'Virus' Lets You Kill A Cell To Hear A Song (With Video)

    August 09, 2011 6:00 PM EDT The latest episode of Björk's album of astounding song apps, Biophilia , is now live, ready to impress us all over again. The "Virus" song app, available for purchase within the main Biophilia app, is "part musical instrument, ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Business Matters: Spotify Already Has At Least 1 Million U.S. Users, Source Says

    August 05, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Spotify Already Has Around 1 Million U.S. Users, Says Source -- How is Spotify doing in the U.S.? One industry executive estimates the popular music service, which launched in the U.S. in mid-July, has amassed at least one million total users in j ...

  22. Will Sony's New Walkman MP3 Player Win big? Or Fall Flat?

    August 05, 2011 1:40 PM EDT As brand names go, Sony's Walkman is the ultimate survivor. The brand that virtually defined the portable music market back in the days of the cassette has since endured multiple format changes through the years?from the CD, to the short-li ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Business Matters: Lockerz Gets Investment from Live Nation, Sells Its Tickets, Too

    August 03, 2011 4:58 PM EDT Lockerz Gets Investment from Live Nation, Sells its Tickets, Too - Live Nation has backed online rewards company Lockerz . Other investors in the $36 million Series C funding round include DAG Ventures, Liberty Media, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield ...

  25. Univision Launches Radio App for iPhone

    August 02, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Listeners of Univision radio stations nationwide will now be able to access most of their local stations anywhere via the newly launched Univision Radio App for iPhone and iPod touch. Available on iTunes' App store, the app allows users to ac ...

  26. Bjork: Hack My Apps!

    August 02, 2011 12:23 PM EDT We've heard of artists encouraging fans to pirate their music. But pirating their app is a new one. Yet Bjork did just that this week, in an interview with Drowned in Sound . Since unveiling the first apps designed in conjunction with her &qu ...

  27. Sony Q1 Results Expected To Show Recovery

    July 26, 2011 8:15 AM EDT reports fiscal first quarter earnings Thursday that are expected to reflect a gradual recovery, despite the damage from the March earthquake and an embarrassing online security breach. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The aftermath of March 11 quake and tsunami ...

  28. The biggest of Fall 2011 in Downloading, Streaming and Gaming

    July 25, 2011 9:12 AM EDT The biggest of fall 2011 in downloading, streaming and gaming. In a fall that's sure to be filled with eye-catching apps, talked-about music services and innovative videogames, these three are likely to make the most noise. ITunes Match , a ...

  29. Grooveshark Faces More Lawsuits as Competition Intensifies

    July 22, 2011 5:04 PM EDT Not only has a major new competitor emerged in the form of Spotify, but streaming music service Grooveshark has reportedly been hit with yet another copyright infringement lawsuit. CNET reports today that a group of music publishers and songwriter ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Bjork Releases First Apps From 'Biophilia'

    July 20, 2011 3:09 PM EDT After releasing the first singles from her forthcoming album "Biophilia," Bjork has finally followed up with the first apps created for them. The album is a sort of hybrid collection of songs and associated apps . Each song carries with ...

  33. Sonos Doubles Down on Streaming With the Play:3 Wireless Speaker System

    July 20, 2011 10:50 AM EDT With streaming music services starting to get mainstream attention, assisted in no small part by the launch Spotify in the U.S., Sonos is ramping up its efforts to establish itself as the home entertainment solution of choice. The wireless, multi- ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Business Matters: Coincidence? Pandora Stock Falls as Media Goes Gaga Over Spotify Launch

    July 14, 2011 7:41 PM EDT Pandora Stock Falls as Media Goes Gaga Over Spotify Launch -- Were Pandora investors reacting to Spotify's U.S. launch when the company's stock dropped immediately after the markets opened Thursday morning? Pandora opened at $18.12 and b ...

  36. Beyond Netflix: Where Else To Get Your Flick Fix

    July 14, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Even with a fee hike, millions of Netflix subscribers will be spending less each month than what it costs two adults to watch a single movie in a theater. Yet the company, which is usually well-liked, managed to irk many of its 23 ...

  37. Spotify Finally Launches in the U.S. -- Full Details Here

    July 14, 2011 6:16 AM EDT Spotify is finally available for U.S. consumers, ending well over a year of anticipation that a deal with all four U.S. major labels was imminent. A deal with Warner Music Group was finalized Wednesday, according to sources and reports. The compan ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Cricket's Muve Music Service Passes 100,000 Users

    July 07, 2011 7:00 AM EDT In just six months, the Muve mobile music service from pre-paid wireless operator Cricket has done what year-old music services like MOG and Rdio have yet to do: reach 100,000 users. The company released the data today. That's quite a feat, e ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Business Matters: Why We7 Could be the Next Pandora

    June 22, 2011 5:25 PM EDT Is We7 The Next Pandora? -- U.K. digital music service We7 could be the closest thing to Pandora outside of the U.S. With a few years of learning under its belt and a product revamped for the mainstream, and with 3 million unique users a month in ...

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