RjDJ is getting big pop over at the App Store, it’s a fascinating application which sucks sounds in from the world around you using the iPhone’s microphone, and then mixes and tweaks those real sounds in lots of ways to create a unique, slightly tripped-out listening experience. Kind of like drinking lager on pain-killers (probably), but nowhere near as dangerous (probably).
Snow Patrol’s iPhone application generated 30,000 downloads during its first week of release, a senior executive from the band’s label has revealed.
Polydor’s head of digital Paul Smernicki says the label is pleased with the performance of its recently released Snow Patrol iPhone application, which promoted the band’s new album. “We’re relatively pleased with the results,” he exclusively told Music Ally, Distorted Loop can reveal.
The executive also noted that the release of the software did help generate interest in the band’s latest album, ‘A Hundred Million Suns’.
Developer Tapulous has introduced online multiplayer gaming support over WiFi or 3G, so now players can take on their mates.
In related news, a TechCrunch report claims the developers have sold “tens of thousands” of copies of the Trent Reznor-supported Nine Inch Nails version of the game and revealed that they have achieved three million users across all their applications.
You can pick up the updated version of the hugely popular music game here.
Way back we warned that you should expect a wave of iPhone applications from musicians promoting new albums, now Fall Out Boy has joined Snow Patrol, Pink, David Cook and the Nine Inch Nails in making a music-focused pitch at fans using the Apple device.
The promised Nine Inch Nails special version of iPhone game, Tap Tap Revenge reached the Apple iTunes App Store today.
Nine Inch Nails front man, Trent Reznor, continues to experiment with new digital distribution ideas (as noted here and here, for example), and this is the first time an artist of the scale of this has made a music-based deal with Tapulous.
Naturally, the game also offers a unique theme with unlockable tracks. It costs $4.99, or the original version of Tap Tap Revenge (sans Nine Inch Nails, but with other tracks) is free.
It is worth noting that the game isn’t at this point available in the UK.
Nine Inch Nails continue to explore the digital frontier, reaching a deal this week with Tapulous, the people behind iPhone game Tap Tap Revenge, which will see a Nine Inch Nails premium version of the game appear some time next month.
TechCrunch has the skinny on the story, claiming the application will include a NIN-centric theme, as well as over a dozen of the band’s songs from its last two albums. The partnership is among the first to bring licensed content to an iPhone application, and will likely prompt a wave of similar deals.
Nine Inch Nails’ The Slip will be released as a limited edition CD with bonus DVD on July 28th 2008 through the Null Corporation label.
The physical release of The Slip, currently only available as a free download through www.nin.com, will be limited to 250,000 copies worldwide in individually numbered six-panel digipacks.
The bonus DVD will feature live performances filmed during rehearsals for Nine Inch Nails’ upcoming US tour, including album tracks Echoplex, 1,000,000 and Letting You.
The Lights in the Sky Tour opens in Vancouver on July 25, 2008 with support slots from Crystal Castles, Deerhunter, Does it Offend You, Yeah and A Place To Bury Strangers.
A gatefold vinyl version of The Slip which contains one 180gm vinyl LP and a 24-page booklet will be released in August.
The Slip, written and performed by Trent Reznor, with Josh Freese, Robin Finck and Alessandro Cortini, has had 1.6 million downloads worldwide since it’s online release on May 5th 2008.