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VIDEO: The 10 billionth song sold on iTunes – Johnny Cash

Apple shifted its 10 billionth song through iTunes yesterday. It was “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash – here’s an old clip of the man in black doing his thing.
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Shazam stars in latest iPhone ad

iPhone app Shazam takes a starring role in the latest ad from Apple.

The company has been re-jigging its TV ad spots to focus now on the potential utililty of the applications now available through the App Store. In this case, it shows the use of Shazam in figuring out which songs are playing. Here’s the ad –

iPhone spawns new musical essential…

We’re not all about iPhone applications here, promise – they’re just becoming ever more interesting, we think, but this one’s been attracting so much attention, Four Track for iPhone – a multitrack audio recorder for the iPhone and iPod touch.

FourTrack is a songwriting and practice tool for singers, guitar players, piano players and other musicians who want to capture musical ideas and record songs on their iPhone. “Plug in a microphone, arm a track, record, and repeat,” the developers say.

The app works with the iPhone built-in microphone, a headset mic, or an iPod touch with a third-party mic and headphones. WiFi sync allows FourTrack recordings to be downloaded to any desktop computer with a browser. Tracks can then be loaded into any recording software (DAW) to continue working on songs.

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XFM to give-away thousands of iTunes tracks

This may be a little fan-focused, but we think the prize is worth having (if you use iTunes), so we’ll tell you about it: XFM is offering 250 free iTunes downloads every day for two weeks in September.

From Saturday 30 August to Friday 19 September, you can register for the Ultimate iTunes Giveaway on the radio station’s website. “hen starting Monday September 8 for 2 weeks, we’ll  be calling back someone at random every hour during Rick Shaw and Jo Good’s shows between 9am and 4pm on Xfm.”
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Napster European revenues up 23%

Napster today confirmed it recorded a 23 per cent revenue increase in its European markets for the fiscal year 2008, ending March 31, 2008.

The company says it delivered 400 million tracks as full-length streams, tethered downloads or purchased tracks. “Since inception, more than three million music lovers in six European countries have signed up for the Napster mobile and PC services, while Napster’s user base in the United Kingdom and Germany grew by over 25 per cent in terms of PC-based subscriptions,” the company said.
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