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Apple to discontinue iTunes

Posted by on June 3, 2019

After 18 years of making music history, Apple has decided to discontinue iTunes. The service had been vital in ushering in the digital music era, making downloads a ubiquitous part of the music landscape. The decision, which is expected to be announced during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, comes after years of speculation that the […]

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Apple music stands by songwriters and will not appeal CRB ruling

Posted by on March 15, 2019

In an aggressive move against songwriters, major streaming services have appealed a decision by the Copyright Royalty Board to increase royalty rates paid to artists. The ruling will increase royalty rates for artists by 44% over 5 years. The 2018 ruling was recently announced starting a 30 day countdown for appeals. Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, and […]

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Apple spotlights visually impaired metal musician in new campaign

Posted by on May 17, 2017

Apple has released a new campaign on their YouTube channel highlighting the accessibility features on the iPad and iPhone. Among them is Carlos Vasquez , singer and drummer of Houston band Distartica. The 90 second clip shows Dino Cazares lookalike Vasquez talking about his band, hailing a ride, dicatating a post promoting their album, and […]

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Band finds effective alternative to banning cellphones at shows

Posted by on July 6, 2016

One of the most recent topics of discussion lately is Apple’s new patent that could see them locking cellphones for pictures or recordings at a specific area, tackling the persistent issue of cellphone cameras floating during a concert or event. The idea has been embraced by some people annoyed by those who spend an entire show holding up their cellphone just […]

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Apple patent could prevent concert photography, videos

Posted by on June 30, 2016

The concert selfie. It’s a tradition as old as, well, maybe it’s not that old, but it’s been commonplace since the proliferation of the cell phone. Except Apple might have just developed some new technology that will put an end to that, as well as the shitty, shaky videos of concerts that everyone posts instead of […]

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Will Apple terminate music downloads within two years?

Posted by on May 13, 2016

A good source for music news in the online realm is Digital Music News. For chart junkies like us, it’s interesting to read about what streaming services are doing (or how little they’re paying songwriters). Yesterday, they wrote an article claiming that Apple would be completely ending music downloads within two years. The article cites […]

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Tweet from Every Time I Die’s Jordan Buckley goes viral

Posted by on February 19, 2016

As you can tell from watching just about all of their videos, Every Time I Die have a great sense of humor. You’d also know that if you’re one of the 45,000-plus that follow the band’s guitarist Jordan Buckley on Twitter. Yesterday, in reaction to Apple’s open letter to the FBI stating that they wouldn’t […]

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Sevendust mentioned during Apple keynote

Posted by on September 9, 2015

Today, as most of you that drink the Apple water know, the tech giant held a keynote speech to introduce the  iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. There were more things announced as well, however, like Apple TV and a new iPad that’s their biggest yet.Interestingly enough, during the Apple TV portion of the keynote, which was held […]

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Apple Music decides to pay artists, labels during trial period

Posted by on June 22, 2015

You’ve got to hand it to Taylor Swift: she’s undoubtedly the most powerful person in the music industry right now. If an open letter on your web site is enough to make the most powerful company in the world to change course, you’ve earned that title. Apple’s new streaming service, Apple Music, will launch next Tuesday […]

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Here’s why they aren’t making iPod Classics anymore

Posted by on October 29, 2014

When the iPhone 6 came out, there was a lot of excitement about the newest and largest version of the phone, which has up to 128GB of storage. However, what was quickly noticed is that the iPod Classic, the only non-touch version of the iPod, and the last vestige of the original iPod, was quietly […]

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