She’s really into this, talks really well, clearly knows what she’s doing, check this video which sees DJ Rana Sobhany. Continue reading
Summer’s coming and Apple has once again anounced its annual iTunes Festival in London for 2010.
Apple’s iTunes will present 62 bands across 31 days in a series of performances at the Roundhouse in Camden Town, London. Announced highlights include Scissor Sisters (July 1), Tony Bennett (July 2) & Ozzy Osbourne (July 3). Continue reading
Spotify handed the new version over to Apple’s approvals team earlier on today. The app includes numerous fixes but also new features including:
- Last.fm scrobbling.
- The ability to open and play Spotify links e.g. straight from your Facebook app or browser.
- Save time and space by using tracks already stored on your iPod in your playlists – there’s no need to sync those track anymore.
- Save and find your favourite tracks and albums with the Starred playlist and Star buttons (also coming to the desktop version soon!).
- Support for listening at 96 kb/s for more efficient streaming on slow connections.
Some interest here at news that London-based rocker Noush Skaugen is to perform live at Twitter’s San Fran HQ tomorrow (Friday).
Noush Skaugen has the distinction of being Twitter’s number one unsigned artist with 1.2 million followers (Stephen Fry has 1.3 million followers).
Skaugen’s performance will streamed live at www.noushskaugen.com/live at 5.30pm PST which is 1.30am GMT – the first unsigned act to be given this opportunity.
Look – its Apple’s new TV ad spot, extolling the virtues of its camera-free (like anyone really needs one) iPad. Look in wonder as those hands lovingly caress the digital revolution. Ask yourself how often you’ll see one pulled out for playback on the tube or bus…is this a computer for some of us from the people who made the Mac for the rest of us?
With European success behind the firm, Spotify is planning to launch in the UK, even while fresh reports confirm (what we’ve been saying for some time) that the cash artists get from streaming services isn’t enough to justify prosecuting file-sharers.
A Billboard analysis shows that even the amount of money earned by top artists from on-demand streams and noninteractive streams (such as Internet radio) is, in plain terms, shockingly low. “Of the more than 100 artists examined to compile the Money Makers list, only 10 made more than $2,000 from noninteractive streams in 2009,” a Billboard report eplains.
Interestingly, the labels seem to do alright out of the streaming music deal. Rob Wells, the senior vice-president Digital for Universal Music Group International says Spotify was Universal’s fourth largest digital partner last year in terms of the amount of revenue it generated for the company.
Following the Air App introduction yesterday, yet more iPhone action from France – this time hit making DJ and producer, David Guetta, has introduced a new interactive musical iPhone app- the difference here being use of the hot new MXP4 technology.
This is an interesting App for iPhone and iPod touch users. It brings location-aware technology, Twitter feeds, MXP4-powered remixable music and more.
The App can do so much: Continue reading