Posts Tagged ‘iTunes’

QUEEN OF HEARTS – Cocoon

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by in Music News, New Music

Queen of Hearts (singer/songwriter Elizabeth Morphew) has gone and done a Beyonce and dropped her debut album ‘Cocoon’ yesterday without a shred of fanfare. That’s faith in your project and after the first listen you understand why. A pulsating, vibrant debut of electro pop bangers and ballads that cements Morphew credentials as songwriter and star. […]

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Beyoncé’s New ‘Surprise’ Album Becomes Fastest Selling in iTunes History

Posted on December 18th, 2013 by in Music News

Last week, the word on everyone’s lips was ‘Beyoncé‘, as the pop superstar unexpectedly released her fifth album exclusively via iTunes, with no advance warning or publicity. The self-titled ‘visual album’ is the follow-up to 2011′s 4, featuring 14 new songs and 17 music videos, as well as guest appearances from her husband Jay-Z and […]

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New Music: Mike Dignam to Release EP ‘Live. Love. Sing’

Posted on July 19th, 2013 by in New Music

23-year-old Preston-born independent singer-songwriter Mike Dignam is gearing up to release his new EP, Live. Love. Sing (which is now available for pre-order on iTunes) on 3rd August. The record, which is Dignam’s fourth EP release, is generating a load of buzz amongst his ever-growing army of fans, and has already gone in at number […]

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Spotify Acquires Music Discovery App Tunigo

Posted on May 15th, 2013 by in Music Industry News

Music discovery is the future; Spotify says so. The music streaming giant has just bought Tunigo, a music discovery startup who have developed a popular Spotify app.

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IFPI publishes Digital Music Report 2013

Posted on March 14th, 2013 by in Music Industry News

2012 was fun. It was packed full of talented UK artists doing their thing on all kinds of levels. We also put together a very groovy mixtape. But what did the official figures say?

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Music Jobs Weekly Round-Up – w/e 21st December

Posted on December 22nd, 2012 by in Weekly Round-Up

This week’s Music Industry news, views, videos, advice, and reviews, and also our Quick Tip of the Week for using the UK Music Jobs website. Week ending 21st December 2012.

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My Tiger My Timing – Endless Summer (Acoustic Session)

Posted on July 23rd, 2012 by in New Music

The unstoppable My Tiger My Timing popped into the PRS For Music offices to perform a very special, acoustic version of their track ‘Endless Summer. The band have recently released their acclaimed debut album ‘Celeste’ which is available on iTunes and Spotify right now.

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Music Jobs Poll: Music Consuming Habits of 2011

Posted on December 1st, 2011 by in Polls

As 2011 is drawing to a close, we thought we’d find out a little more about what kind of music listening preferences our members have used over the last 12 months. There are now more ways to consume music than ever before, making the murky waters of the music industry even more treacherous for musicians, […]

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iTunes Festival – London 2011

Posted on June 23rd, 2011 by in Clubbing it, Gig News

How does 31 consecutive nights of back-to-back musical legends and boundary-pushing young guns sound? Well, that’s exactly what the iTunes Festival is serving up in London this July. Kicking off with the phenomenal Paul Simon on July 1st and continuing every night of the month, The Roundhouse sees talented artists such as Kasabian, Foo Fighters, […]

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The BRITs 2011 Winners

Posted on February 18th, 2011 by in Music Industry News

This week the British music industry celebrated… well, the British music industry, with it’s annual award show known as The BRIT Awards. The best of current British and International music was displayed at The O2 Arena, and televised to nearly five million viewers nationwide. This year was a slightly new format, with an emphasis on […]

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MIDEM 2010 Round-Up

Posted on February 10th, 2010 by in Music Industry News

January saw a “highly productive and optimistic” MIDEM 2010 conference take place in Cannes. The event had kicked off with the “New Models At Work” panel session, with Amanda Palmer speaking about her 2009 self-funded solo album, and her online community of fans. Hal Ritson from The Young Punx added that artists need to “get […]

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iTunes goes DRM-free

Posted on January 8th, 2009 by in Music Industry News

Well, it’s always been on the cards, but the biggest news of the week is that Apple have finally been able to make iTunes tracks available without the Digital Rights Management that was essentially ‘watermarked’ into all previous tracks. So you can now buy a tune from iTunes and play it on Microsoft’s Zune player […]

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Selling records on iTunes

Posted on December 5th, 2008 by in Advice & Tips

I’ve covered a bit recently on AC/DC dropping iTunes because of Apple’s requirement to sell album tracks individually and the band’s belief that this is wrong. Well, assuming that you aren’t a rock supergroup that can strike up a great physical distribution deal, iTunes could be on your list of download sites, and using it […]

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AC/DC album news – the physical revolution?

Posted on November 10th, 2008 by in Music Industry News

From Guns n Roses to AC/DC! Yes, we really are keeping up with the times! It’s funny how these, ahem, ‘mature’ bands are leading the way with their music strategies. Anywho, I thought I’d report on the Young Brothers and co, because they recently took a stand against iTunes. They believed that an album should […]

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