Tag Archives: app store

Shazam Encore debuts on App Store

shazamShazam 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:

Continue reading

U2 shun Apple iPhone in BlackBerry music App release

u2Recall 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

Indie label ships all acts as iPhone Apps

So they say the music industry is changing, and Apple and the labels are all engaged in attempting to reinvent the album format for the smartphone age – well, nimble Japanese indie label, REall its artists exclusively as iPhone applications…

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.”

Continue reading

EMI ships second free Coldplay iPhone App

coldplayMaintaining its digital strategy, major label EMI has made a series of improvements to its music fan-focused website and released a second free Coldplay application for iPhone and iPod touch.

The new Coldplay app enables iPhone users to view the video for the band’s new single, ‘Strawberry Swing’.

Continue reading

Underworld ship iPhone app, plan iPhone gig

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

iLike loves iPhone: unleashes hundreds of apps

iLike has released a veritable storm of iPhone applications, including specific ones for over 250 musical acts and a pretty handy ‘Local Concerts’ app.

The latter provides personalized concert listings and notifications based on scanning the music on any iPod touch
or iPhone.

It lists upcoming shows in a user’s area and provides links to buy tickets. The new upgrade (available soon pending Apple approval) adds key features that leverage iPhone 3.0’s new capabilities:

Continue reading

The Orchard gives labels easy iPhone App making tool

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.

Continue reading

Apple’s Cocktail turns albums into Apps

AppleCocktailReuters has unearthed more information regarding Apple’s in-development Cocktail project, suggesting the project will see future music albums sold as applications through the App Store.

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.

Continue reading

Metal Hammer strikes with rock-tastic iPhone app

mhammerIn the mood to rock hard, rock heavy, rock iAnimal? Well, if if you’re a rock music-loving, Metal Hammer-reading iPhone user, you’re in luck, with today’s launch of a new Metal Hammer iPhone app.

Jointly developed with Yuza Mobile, the free app offers all the news from the Metal Hammer website, along with exclusive on-the-road and backstage video content.

Fans of bands like Sepultura, Saxon, Metallica and Mastodon get an easy way to buy music from iTunes, get playlist recommendations from metal bands, check gig listings and buy tickets.

Continue reading