Dear readers, I’m ever so busy today, so I’m afraid rather than the wonderful high-quality reports I like to do, I’m going to assemble a quick and dirty round-up of some of the more significant activity of the day.
Read on for lots of links – it’s a busy day in digital music/media today….
Worldwide Digital Music Sales to Eclipse CDs by 2016
2010 in fact is expected to be the year digital music sales overtake that of CDs in the US. For the rest of the world, 2016 is the expected year we can see that happening.
Tap Tap Revenge 3 Is Almost Here
Tapulous is putting the finishing touches on Tap Tap Revenge 3, the next installment of its wildly sucessful iPhone music game. The game, which is best described as a “Guitar Hero for the iPhone”, will feature in-game song purchases, which were finally enabled with the release of the iPhone 3.0.
iLike launches MP3 store
“iLike has finally confirmed details of its music download service.
It has all of the majors lined up and is available, initially at least, in the US. Tracks cost between $0.89 and $1.29 (£0.54 and £0.79) each and can be purchased straight from the iLike.com site.”
Palm investor makes music with Metallica
The Marin History Museum has just announced the date of Friday, September 11, 2009 for a once-in-a-lifetime benefit concert featuring Metallica. The benefit concert for Marin History Museum’s Marin Rocks exhibition marks the FIRST TIME the band has ever performed in Marin County and tickets will not last long.
Interestingly, support comes from band Moon Alice, which features GE Smith, guitar, Barry Sless, bass, Pete Sears, keyboards, Ann McNamee,
vocals, Roger McNamee, vocals, John Molo, drums, and Jack Casady, bass.
Interestingly for tech watchers observing the smartphone wars, Roger McNamee is a major Palm investor (I’m told)….
Revolver ropes in Hitler for assault on iTunes
“Independent film distribution company, Revolver, has roped in the powers of Adolf Hitler to front a protest aimed at iTunes. The distributor has launched a campaign using the means it knows best – film – to try and persuade the Apple platform to sell their products.”
NME Radio app lands on iTunes chart
NME Radio’s recently-launched Apple iPhone application has reached second place at the UK iTunes app chart.
The Beatles: Rock Band Videos
This is going to be a huge big massive release. In collaboration with Apple Corps., this musical package exclusively brings the music catalog of The Beatles to music gaming fans in an unprecedented global music project.
Facebook 3.0 iPhone App coming any…minute…now
Search for Facebook on iTunes and you may or may not get the following graphic. It comes and goes.
iPhone and i.TV means a TV remote you can actually use…
I hate mine, I bet you hate yours, too – I’m talking about my TV remote control. It’s rubbish, complex and clunky and takes an age to navigate to what I want it to do. Plus each TV has a different remote – not to mention the stereo and DVD player. If only life were that little bit simpler. If only I had a simple remote control that worked…well, now that integrated vision’s taken a step forward with i.TV’s introduction of the i.TV Remote Control Framework.
Dell’s ‘iPhone-killer’ spotted in the wild
Dell’s iPhone-class contender has made a quiet debut in China, with images of the new device emerging just days since news of the computer maker’s plan came to light.