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TuneUp for iTunes on OS X ships October

TuneUp Media has introduced international version of TuneUp for iTunes in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

TuneUp software will automatically repair mislabeled song information, find missing cover art, receive upcoming concert alerts, and can also seek out music videos, all integrated with iTunes’ familiar interface.

“With more than 60,000 downloads of TuneUp from 120 different countries since our launch in July, it’s clear that people worldwide want TuneUp”, said Gabriel Adiv, the CEO and founder of TuneUp.

The company is testing its highly anticipated Mac OS X release which will be available by the end of October 2008. Users can sign up for notices of the Mac release at https://www.tuneupmedia.com/mac. Continue reading

iTunes, digital and music’s missing words

I remember the days when you and your mate would get back from the record shop with a new slice of vinyl, and get a kick out of listening to the music while singing along, reading the lyrics printed on the record sleeve. It was an exuberant experience that I for one have missed since the dawn of the CD.

Things have got worse – digital music means you rarely get lyrics with your purchase, and music publishers have made no significant effort to resolve this, other than to pursue unauthorised lyrics websites.

Clearly, rights holders aren’t planning a future business model that’s at all relevant to the digital age. Why, for example, aren’t lyrics attached to song downloads through iTunes? It’s a classic case of rights holders ignoring the audience, but most of us are used to that now.

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