Music software news

  • Sony counters Spotify with Music Unlimited app on iOS

    Sony counters Spotify with Music Unlimited app on iOS

    In the dead of the night, Sony has slipped its music-streaming competitor into the iOS App Store. 1

  • Spotify finally goes live in Australia

    Spotify finally goes live in Australia

    Australia's glut of music-streaming services is set to get bigger today, as the long-awaited Spotify service finally launches down under. 7

  • Tech Time Machine: 28 April

    Tech Time Machine: 28 April

    If you like your music served up one piece at time, in a nice, convenient digital format, then you should mark this day in your calendar.

  • Piracy built the US publishing industry

    Piracy built the US publishing industry

    Americans were once enthusiastic pirates. The company that eventually became HarperCollins made a fortune pirating the work of Charles Dickens and other British authors. 1

  • iTunes Match has arrived down under

    iTunes Match has arrived down under

    iTunes Match, Apple's music-streaming and cloud music-storage service, is now working in Australia after a very shaky and confusing start. 5

  • Coldplay snub sounds alarm for streaming music

    Coldplay snub sounds alarm for streaming music

    Coldplay and singer Tom Waits last week decided not to distribute their latest albums through streaming music services such as Spotify, Rhapsody, Rdio and MOG.

  • Apple's lossless format goes open source

    Apple's lossless format goes open source

    Apple made its lossless audio format open source, allowing for others to view and change the code for use in their own software and tools.

  • JB Hi-Fi to offer cloud music service

    JB Hi-Fi to offer cloud music service

    Australian electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi has this morning announced plans for an online music streaming service for Australian customers by mid 2012, taking on Sony and beating big names like Amazon to the local punch. 2

  • Google Music to be unveiled tomorrow

    Google Music to be unveiled tomorrow

    Google is preparing to launch a test version of a new digital music service tomorrow that will enable users to upload their music libraries to the company's servers.

  • Apple, Oz TV firm copyright mediation fails

    Apple, Oz TV firm copyright mediation fails

    After months of mediation has failed, an Australian TV producer has returned to the Federal Magistrates Court in an attempt to hold Apple to account for copyright infringement via an application offered on the iTunes store.

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