Shazam today introduced its new Shazam Encore app to the App Store, offering many new features at a one-off cost of £2.99/ €3.99/$4.99. The company’s existing free app – of which over 10 million copies have been downloaded thus far – will also remain available, the company said.
“Since our launch on the App Store, Shazam has achieved a huge following with iPhone and iPod touch users and is now one of the most popular music apps in the world,” said Andrew Fisher, CEO of Shazam. “We have listened to our iPhone and iPod touch users and have created a new app which answers their requests to take them on an enhanced music journey that will change the way music lovers experience and learn about music.”
Shazam Encore is filled with new functionality, including:
Recall back in the day when U2 and Apple were bosom-buddies? Well, in the world of corporate sponsorship, everything is change, and Bono’s band today introduced their own take on the iTunes LP with the release of a new U2 Mobile App, not for iPhone, but for BlackBerry.
In a direct emulation of Apple’s iTunes LP and App Store, U2 and BlackBerry maker, RIM, claim the new app, “invigorates the album experience for the digital age.”
Developed in collaboration with the band, the app promises “a rich visual experience with evolving content and an interactive dimension for the band’s current Number 1 album No Line On The Horizon. Continue reading →
Several of the label’s musical apps are already available from the iTunes Store. Music Ally informs us these take the shape of a virtual vinyl turntable, with a record that can be played, or scratched.
The label incidentally describes itself as both the “smallest record label in the world” and also as “A Japanese independent+ record label +ha+ jus+ exis+s in iPhone/iPod touch.”
Underworld are working with iDrum to release their very own remixable iPhone app.
The application lets fans remix and manipulate 13 tracks, including all the band’s hits and also an all-new track called ‘VoxJam’. The release is timed to celebrate the addition of the band’s back catalogue to the iTunes store.
Underworld also plan to be the first act to stream a live gig to the iPhone, Continue reading →
The world’s biggest digital music and media company, The Orchard, today launched new digital marketing tools for clients, including the capacity to generate iPhone applications for artists and bands.
To provide these services, The Orchard has tapped many of the entertainment industry’s leading marketing, sales, and analytics application companies, including ArtistData, Band Metrics, TheBizmo, BMAT, FanBridge, Mediaguide, Mobile Roadie, New Reach Technologies, Peekok, Topspin, Trendrr, and uPlaya.
The report suggests that the aim of the game is to offer existing music purchasers their albums in a more interactive – and more expensive – format. Consumers will get the music they’re after along with other elements to boost the value of the digital deal, including photos, videos, lyrics and more.