Tag Archive | "music"

Apple to release Pandora competitor this Summer

Monday, April 1, 2013

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Citing music industry insiders, The Verge relays that Apple’s rumored iRadio service will be launching this Summer. Much has been written about Apple’s plan to launch a Pandora-esque service this year. Now multiple music industry insiders have told The Verge that significant progress has been made in the talks with two of the top labels: Universal and [...]

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Apple looking to create music streaming service, wants to pay significantly less in royalties than Pandora

Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Amid rumors that Apple is attempting to roll out its own music streaming service comes a report from the New York Post which claims that Apple is attempting to pay record labels even less money in  royalties than they currently receive from sites like Pandora. Apple is reportedly offering about 6 cents per 100 songs [...]

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Why Apple purchased LaLa and how Steve Jobs makes an offer “you can’t refuse”

Monday, January 21, 2013

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Aubry Johnson, who was previously a lead designer at Color, recently put up a blogpost (since removed) describing the buyout process as applied to Apple’s purchase of LaLa and later Color. Remember than many members of the original LaLa team went on to found Color. Thank god for Google Cache, right? First off, Johnson describes [...]

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Jimmy Iovine discusses his attempts to sway Steve Jobs on a subscription music service

Friday, January 11, 2013

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Steve Jobs was never a fan of music subscriptions, often saying that consumers want to own their music, not rent it and have it disappear once they stop paying periodic fees. Nevertheless, Beats founder and famed music producer Jimmy Iovine recently discussed his efforts to sway Jobs to hop on board the music subscription bandwagon. [...]

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iTunes Match in iOS 6 now streams music

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Apple’N'Apps reports: When you’re on a Mac, you can stream music without any files being stored on your device. On your iOS device, if you tapped to play a song, the song plays automatically, but downloads too. In iOS 6, that’s changed, at least in the first beta. Now when you tap to play a [...]

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Apple wants to keep Steve Jobs deposition secret

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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The Hollywood Reporter reports: Aftermath Records, a division of Universal Music Group, is about to go to trial in a case that will determine what money is owed over digital music to producers of many hit Eminem records. Meanwhile, in another case — a class action against UMG brought by many musicians including Rob Zombie, [...]

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BeatBlaster app for the iPad is SICK!

Friday, April 20, 2012

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Check out the BeatBlaster app for the iPad. It lets you access your entire music collection through a sleek 80′s style interface. The attention to detail here is astonishing. The video below is self explanatory and is well worth watching. Put simply, the app transforms  your iPad into a Hi-Fi Sound System. And in case [...]

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Apple working on HD Audio format for “adaptive streaming” – Report

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Neil Young not too long ago claimed that Steve Jobs had, at one point tossed around the idea of developing a high quality audio format, something which obviously never came to fruition. In light of that, the Guardian has an interesting report claiming that Apple is currently developing new “adaptive streaming” audio format for iCloud [...]

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Beatles offer exclusive ringtones via iTunes

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Starting today, Beatles fans can download iPhone ringtones that span the Beatles 27 top #1 hits. The ringtones, or alerts if that suits your fancy, are only available via iTunes. Beginning today, fans around the world can, for the first time, purchase ringtones for the Beatles’ 27 UK and US #1 hits, exclusively on iTunes. [...]

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Steve Jobs wins Grammy Trustees Award

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Steve Jobs had a genuine affinity for music, and it was that love, according to Jobs in his biography, that enabled Apple to succeed with the iPod while other companies faltered. That Steve Jobs and Apple helped revolutionize the music industry is not in dispute. Indeed, one wonders how the music industry might look today [...]

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Paul McCartney concert of new album, “Kisses on the Bottom”, to stream live on iTunes

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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With a new album, titled Kisses on the Bottom, scheduled to launch this week, Sir Paul McCartney will be performing live at Capital Studios in LA, an event which will stream via iTunes. Paul McCartney will commemorate the release of his new album, Kisses On The Bottom, with a free streaming performance that takes place [...]

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Hacking Siri to wirelessly play a piano [Video]

Friday, December 23, 2011

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Another day, another Siri hack. This one, though, is certainly unique. In the video below, Siri is able to activate a Yamaha Disklavier wirelessly simply by using WiFi and AirPlay.

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