Music

EU Assessing Apple Compliance Plan That Provoked Anger

Commission evaluating proposed Apple plan that allows developers to provide information on alternative payments, but keeps fees in place

2 months ago

Musicians, Artists Call For Protection From AI

Big names in music industry sign open letter demanding a pledge from tech firms not to replace creative humans with…

2 months ago

Spotify Sees Record Subscriber Growth For 2023

Spotify announces record subscriber growth for 2023 and sees 'improving growth and profitability' after axing thousands of staff

4 months ago

Twitter Sued For $250 Million By Music Publishers

Lawsuit from music publishers alleges 'massive' copyright infringement, and that Twitter “routinely ignores” takedown requests

1 year ago

Spotify Surpasses Half-Billion Monthly Users

Music service Spotify surpasses half a billion monthly active users for first time, but misses revenue targets due to slower…

1 year ago

Spotify Beats Estimates, But Losses Soar

Spotify beats analysts' estimates on user and subscriber growth, but podcast investment strategy sees ballooning losses

1 year ago

Apple To Discontinue The iPod

Thanks for memories. Apple confirms that after 21 years, it will discontinue its original music player device – the Apple…

2 years ago

Apple Acquires Classic Music Service Primephonic

Amsterdam-based Primephonic is acquired by tech giant Apple, as the iPhone maker seeks to expand its classical music offering

3 years ago

Apple AirPods Max Headphones Costs More Than Games Console

Hugely expensive, with a carry case that looks like a handbag - Apple tries to tempt sound enthusiasts with high-end…

4 years ago

Elon Musk’s NeuraLink Chip To Stream Music To Your Brain

So long AirPods? Neuralink project will eventually directly stream music into a person's brain, claims Elon Musk

4 years ago

End of iTunes Road For Apple Mac Users

Where is my music? Goodbye iTunes, after latest Catalina update for Apple Mac users

5 years ago

Amazon Adds Apple Music To Echo Devices In Time For Christmas Season

Apple's popular music service, said to be neck-in-neck with Spotify in the US, debuts on Amazon's smart speakers in mid-December

6 years ago

Spotify Files To List Shares, Valuing Itself At More Than $23bn

The leading music streaming service admits it has stiff competition from the likes of Apple, Amazon and Google

6 years ago

Apple Buys UK Music App Shazam For £300m

UPDATED: Apple 'confirms' acquisition of music identification app Shazam in move that could boost Apple Music

7 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Napster

Napster may have been shortlived, but its impact on the music industry was monumental

7 years ago

Vevo Hackers Release Then Delete 3TB Of Internal Files

The white-hat hacking group OurMine said it released the files after a Vevo employee allegedly told them, 'f-- off, you…

7 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Apple iPod

Goodbye iPod and thanks for the music, as Apple continues to wind down its iPod range

7 years ago

O2 To Track Music Fans’ Movements & Behaviour At Academy Venues

O2 extends agreement to sponsor Academy Venues, getting more Priority Tickets and to install tech that will monitor gigs and…

7 years ago

Glastonbury Festival Goers Consume 54TB Of 4G Data

Revellers at Glastonbury 2017 smash previous 4G data record as streaming, Instagram and Snapchat more than double consumption

7 years ago

Glastonbury 2017: EE Builds Permanent 4G Network To Cope With 40TB Demand

EE builds permanent masts at Glastonbury 2017 as it expects a third increase in the amount of 4G traffic

7 years ago

MP3 Heads Towards Legacy As Licensing And Patents Get Terminated

The format could not continue being supported in the face of AAC

7 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Microsoft Zune

Another Microsoft hardware failure, the Zune media player was nevertheless once touted as a real challenger to the Apple iPod

7 years ago

Bose Headphones ‘Spies’ On Users Listening Habits

Shutting out the world by listening to Ed Sheeran? Lawsuit claims Bose app tracks our musical habits

7 years ago

Google And Microsoft Agree To Music And Movie Piracy Crackdown

Search engine traffic will be reduced to piracy sites providing illegal downloads

7 years ago

Apple Patches Garageband Flaw To Prevent Malicious Code Execution On Mac

The Cupertino company moved to squash another Garageband bug before it got exploted

7 years ago

Spotify Wants Google To Improve Cloud Platform After Going All-In On GCP

Spotify decided to go all-in with Google Cloud Platform but it still wants billing improvements and thinks AWS has some…

8 years ago

Spotify: Malware Pop-ups Affected ‘Small Numbers’

Music service fixes the problem that displayed virus laden websites for “small numbers of users”

8 years ago

Glastonbury 2016: EU Referendum Sees Music Fans Consume 25TB On EE 4G Network

Glastonbury attendees turn to smartphones to find out Brexit latest as traffic is 70 percent above EE 4G estimates

8 years ago

Glastonbury 2016: Pyramid Stage Hedge Will Power EE 4G Wi-Fi Network

Hedges styled as famous Glastonbury landmarks will help power the UK's biggest ever temporary 4G network

8 years ago

Spotify Ends Data Centre Foray With Google Cloud Deal

Spotify signals the end of its own data centre programme with move to the Google Cloud Platform

8 years ago