Label mix: love, loathe Apple’s iTunes cocktail 2

Apple’s forthcoming iTunes 9 upgrade’s already being touted as the best thing since sliced bread, with reports promising support for Blu-ray, and built in capability to output the music you’re playing to iLike and Last.FM. Apple’s also meant to be working on Cocktail, a new album format in which music […]

Warner Music boss praises Apple, iPhone, iTunes

Warner Music boss, Edgar Bronfman, says Apple’s iPhone is “substantially expanding” digital music markets on a global scale, acting to “raise the profile of music in the mobile world.” “For example, iTunes was launched in Mexico earlier this week – the first new territory addition to the iTunes footprint in […]

iTunes goes DRM-free, 7digital responds 1

  In the final Macworld Expo keynote Apple today introduced new computing and software products, and also confirmed long-standing claims that songs sold through iTunes from all four major labels are now to be made available DRM-free. The company also announced that iTunes users can now download songs directly onto […]


Sony, EMI get Musicane viral in anti-iTunes move 3

In an attempt to vault onto the viral nature of the online world, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI have announced plans to use the Musicane service to sell music online. Musicane reached a deal with Universal Music in August this year, leaving Warner Music as the only major not to […]

Tesco signs Sony, Warner to take on iTunes

Sony Pictures Television International and Warner Bros. have signed up as launch partners for UK supermarket Tesco’s plan to offer digital downloads of film and TV content through its own online service. Hollywood Reporter claims titles on offer will include ‘Superman 3’, and ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ through the […]