Music software news

  • iTunes royalty rate stays the same

    iTunes royalty rate stays the same

    Apple seems to have gotten what it wanted as a key licensing board freezes rates charged to iTunes and other digital music venues.

  • Report: Norway says 'nei' to iTunes DRM, again

    Report: Norway says 'nei' to iTunes DRM, again

    Two years after initially making a stink about the extensive copy protection in Apple's media marketplace, Norwegian authorities re-raise threats of legal action against the company.

  • Would Apple really shutter iTunes? Unlikely

    Would Apple really shutter iTunes? Unlikely

    A bombshell of a story reported that Apple once threatened to close iTunes if forced to pay higher royalties for music. A more careful reading of the Apple executive's statement shows that it was more of a veiled threat. Regardless, is it possible that Apple could shutter iTunes?

  • EMI Australia launches MP3 store

    EMI Australia launches MP3 store

    EMI Australia has partnered with UK-based digital media company 7digital to launch a DRM-free music store. 1

  • Muxtape founder 'walked away from licensing deals'

    Muxtape founder 'walked away from licensing deals'

    Muxtape founder Justin Ouelette says the bureaucracy of the music industry was just too much for him to deal with.

  • MySpace Music takes on iTunes

    MySpace Music takes on iTunes

    MySpace is today expected to launch MySpace Music, the service formed by the world's second largest social network and all four of the largest recording companies. 2

  • Sony Ericsson announces PlayNow music service

    Sony Ericsson announces PlayNow music service

    Mobile phone company Sony Ericsson announced on Tuesday that it will launch a new music service called PlayNow Plus, which will feature unlimited music downloads. 2

  • Should Apple take a chance with music subscriptions?

    Should Apple take a chance with music subscriptions?

    Rumours persist that Apple is interested in getting into music subscriptions, but given the current state of the market, is it a good idea? 4

  • MusicStation and LoadIt bring subscription music to Oz

    MusicStation and LoadIt bring subscription music to Oz

    Subscription music services have finally hit Australia with the launch of Vodafone's MusicStation and Microsoft-Sanity venture LoadIt.

  • Apple to Podcaster: No App Store for you

    Apple to Podcaster: No App Store for you

    Apple's decision that the Podcaster iPhone app is unfit for its App Store raises questions for developers and users alike. 3

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