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Testament’s Alex Skolnick Pays Respect To Steve Jobs

Posted by on October 6, 2011

As everyone most likely knows by now, Steve Jobs (the co-founder and visionary behind Apple) has passed away after years of battling pancreatic cancer. Jobs’ impact in both technology and music (thanks to the iPod and iTunes) is unquestionable. While many in the metal community have responded via Twitter, and rather than writing our own […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 6/17: Will Spotify Actually Take Off In The U.S.?

Posted by on June 17, 2011

Headbanger’s Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’sBram and Zach take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Spotify’s derailed U.S. debut has been well hyped and well publicized. Now, just a few days after bagging Universal, some sources […]

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Steve Jobs Introduces iCloud/iTunes Match To The World

Posted by on June 6, 2011

Last week, it was leaked that Steve Jobs would be unveiling Apple’s iCloud at their Worldwide Developer’s Conference today, June 6. While it’s been highly believed that the iCloud is Apple’s response to Amazon and Google’s cloud lock box models, not much else was known for sure about it (besides that labels reportedly got a […]

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How Much Is Apple Paying Labels For iCloud Streaming Rights?

Posted by on June 3, 2011

As reported earlier this week, Apple will indeed unveil their own cloud music service, the iCloud, this Monday (June 6) at their Worldwide Developer’s Conference. And now it appears that they’ve finally secured deals with independent publishers and Universal Music (the last of the big four labels). However, it’s apparently going to cost Apple a […]

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Apple Trying To Block iPhone Users From Recording Concerts?

Posted by on June 3, 2011

I for one always love to take pictures at concerts, but an additional plus with having a smart phone is being able to upload those photos online within seconds of taking it. Well it looks like future iPhone owners might not even be able to take pictures or video of live shows, let alone upload […]

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Apple Confirmed To Unveil The ‘iCloud’ On June 6

Posted by on May 31, 2011

Two weeks ago, rumors started to spread around the web saying that Apple’s answer to Google and Amazon’s cloud music services could be launched as soon as June 6 at their Worldwide Developer’s Conference. Well it has now been confirm that Apple will be unveiling the ‘iCloud’  at the conference. In a press release confirming […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 5/27: Is All The Gaga Over 99 Cents A Good Thing?

Posted by on May 27, 2011

Headbanger’s Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s Bram and Zach take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. As some of you already know, honorary metalhead Lady Gaga’s new Judas Priest-looking album Born This Way came out […]

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Facebook Partnering With Spotify?

Posted by on May 26, 2011

Looks like Spotify might be working on another upgrade that will give them more of a fighting chance against the iPod. Forbes is reporting that Facebook is nearing a partnership with European music service. The integrated service would reportedly allow users to install Spotify and play music through their Facebook accounts. Insiders believe such a […]

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Spotify’s New Upgrades Give Them A Fighting Chance Against The iPod

Posted by on May 5, 2011

We were beginning to have our doubts about Spotify when they announced new plans to limit subscriber’s free usage. But some of the European music service’s new upgrades announced yesterday might make their U.S. debut even more interesting…whenever that might be. This week, Spotify announced that users can now directly sync their iPods, iPhones, Androids, […]

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Google Music’s Talks With Labels Heading “Backwards”

Posted by on April 18, 2011

Last Summer, reports came out that Google’s negotiations with music publishers were showing promise and that the companies music launch could happen very soon. Well, after months of hearing nothing new, it appears that negotiations with labels are taking a turn for the worst. The Wall Street Journals’ All Things Digital site is reporting that […]

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