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Displaying items by tag: Music downloads

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 23:04

ACMA warns of direct carrier billing spending trap

When you make purchases using what’s called Direct Carrier billing (DCB) you can make your transaction on a mobile device or network-connected tablet, without the need to provide your bank details.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The news that Apple has applied for trademark protection for 'iTunes Live' has led to some of the silliest speculation we've seen in a long time. Why do so many people seem to think it has something to do with Apple's acquisition of Lala?

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 25 January 2010 03:40

Gracenote to get pre-release music track info

Gracenote, the organisation that enables music downloaders to find the name, artist and other details of downloaded tracks, has extended its relationship with the music publishers to gain access to pre-release track information.

Published in Entertainment
Revenues from digital music channels now account for more than a quarter of recorded music revenues worldwide, according to a report from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. But overall revenues continue to fall, and the industry continues to blame piracy.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 14 January 2010 12:19

Warner Music dropped a bundle on Lala deal

Warner Music did its dough when it invested in Lala. The company is millions of dollars out of pocket following Lala's acquisition by Apple.

Published in Listed Tech
Monday, 04 January 2010 05:02

Bono's new cause - stop illegal downloading

He's campaigned against AIDS, racism, and world poverty. Now U2's Bono has a new target in his sights: music downloading.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 07 December 2009 03:55

Apple acquires Lala

Apple has acquired music streaming and download service Lala. One of the attractive features of Lala is that users are allowed to play an entire track once at no charge.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 03 November 2009 11:09

'Pirates' spend more on music than the rest of us

Another survey has found that people who download music from unsanctioned sources - those the industry likes to call pirates - are actually some of the music industry's best customers.

Monday, 05 October 2009 03:44

Secret settlement for Apple, Eminem case

The legal dispute between Apple and companies associated with rapper Eminem has been settled before the court reached a verdict.

Thursday, 24 September 2009 05:35

Apple, Eminem suit heads for court

A dispute between Apple and companies associated with Eminem is set to go to court unless a last-minute settlement can be reached.

Friday, 18 September 2009 11:32

End of the iPod? You must be joking!

Mark Twain said "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." If iPods could talk for themselves, they'd probably be saying much the same thing.

Published in Core Dump
For too long now, the music industry has not played nicely with technology. Past years have seen some failed policies from record labels and their associated bodies, but finally it seems that those days are over. One of the new services here to 'save the day' is Save my Musik.

Published in Entertainment
The way you listen to music is about to change… for a monthly fee. A new service from Bandit.fm provides unlimited music from the four major labels, but will the oddly titled company swindle your money, or provide hours of listening goodness for a measly 10 bucks?

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 05:40

iTunes Store spreads south of the border

If you thought it took a long time for Apple to set up the iTunes Store in Australia, think again: it's only just arrived in Mexico!

Tuesday, 28 July 2009 08:48

iTunes Digital 45s reach Australia

I was unimpressed by the Digital 45s initially offered at the US iTunes Store. How does the Australian lineup compare?

Published in Core Dump
$1.92 million US dollars. This princely sum is the amount that Jammie Thomas-Rasset was sued last month in America for downloading 24 songs illegally online. No-one wants to be next, so what are the best legal options available in Australia for downloading music, and what new services can you look forward to?

Published in Entertainment
'The medium is the message' said McLuhan, but the response to a Morgan Stanley report on media consumption by teens has focussed more on the messenger than the message.

Published in Core Dump
Wednesday, 15 July 2009 09:38

iTunes D45s reflect the worst of the 7in single

I was sceptical when Apple yielded to music industry pressure and accepted variable pricing for iTunes tracks. The introduction of the D45 (digital 45) suggested it might not all be bad, but I'm still not convinced.

Published in Core Dump
If the music industry thinks that file sharing teens are the biggest problem it faces, it had better think again according to a new report into the digital piracy threat.

Published in Home Tech
If your PlayStation 3 indeed inhabits the central hub location of your electronic entertainment, then VidZone is a great free app to get the party started.

Published in Entertainment
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