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  • This Rapper Made An Album In An Apple Store After His Own Computer Crashed
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    This Rapper Made An Album In An Apple Store After His Own Computer Crashed

    It sounds impossible, but a US rapper by the name of Prince Harvey has spent four months recording his new album in an Apple Store after his own computer crashed and died. As The Daily Beast reports, Prince Harvey recorded his album — which is titled PHATASS, standing for “Prince Harvey at the Apple Store:

  • Apple Exec Agrees To Pay Royalties During Apple Music Trial Period
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    Apple Exec Agrees To Pay Royalties During Apple Music Trial Period

    Technology giant Apple has reversed its plan to not pay royalties to rights holder during the free three-month trial period of its new music streaming service, and has agreed to pay all artists royalties when Apple Music customers are trying out the service for free. In a series of tweets today, Apple’s senior vice president

  • Australian Indie Labels Association Calls Out “Major Problem” With Apple Music
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    Australian Indie Labels Association Calls Out “Major Problem” With Apple Music

    Since announcing its music streaming service Apple Music last week, technology giant Apple has struggled to convince independent labels of the need for the service’s free three-month trial period, which will see no royalties paid to rights holders during those three months. Now, the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) has criticised Apple for expecting

  • Will Kanye West’s Next Album Be An Apple Exclusive?
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    Will Kanye West’s Next Album Be An Apple Exclusive?

    Kanye West is reportedly in talks with technology giant Apple, who are supposedly hoping to secure an exclusive release from the rapper for their new music streaming service, which is expected to be unveiled at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in a matter of hours. According to Buzzfeed, Beats Music co-founder Jimmy Iovine, who became

  • Apple Recalls Thousands Of Beats Pill XLs Because They’re A Fire-Hazard
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    Apple Recalls Thousands Of Beats Pill XLs Because They’re A Fire-Hazard

    Dr. Dre once rapped “I bring the fire,” on his track Still D.R.E., and, as he turns out, he wasn’t kidding now that Apple have announced a worldwide voluntary recall of Beats Pill XL, because they’re a potential fire-hazard. Following reports of overheating speakers Apple issued a statement saying, “Apple has determined that, in rare

  • Zane Lowe Is Leaving The BBC To Join Apple
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    Zane Lowe Is Leaving The BBC To Join Apple

    Tastemaking BBC radio host and DJ Zane Lowe has been recruited by technology giant Apple, to reportedly work on the company’s iTunes Radio music streaming service. The New Zealand-born Lowe will leave the BBC next month. According to The Guardian, Lowe’s time at Apple will involve working on iTunes Radio, which is still only available

  • U2 Apologise For iTunes Giveaway: “We Might Have Gotten Carried Away”
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    U2 Apologise For iTunes Giveaway: “We Might Have Gotten Carried Away”

    U2 frontman Bono has said sorry to fans and admitted the Irish rock band “might have gotten carried away” when striking a deal with Apple to give away their new album, Songs of Innocence, to 500 million iTunes users without their knowledge. Bono’s words of recompense came during a fan Q&A interview video, posted on

  • Retailers: U2 Album Giveaway “As Damaging As Piracy”
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    Retailers: U2 Album Giveaway “As Damaging As Piracy”

    U2’s recent decision to push their new album, Songs of Innocence, to every single iTunes user might seem like a harmless — if somewhat lazy — publicity stunt, but it has had some very real consequences according to the UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association chairman Paul Quirk. In comments posted on ERA’s official site, Quirk claims

  • Dr Dre’s “Billionaire” Video Could Put Apple Deal In Jeopardy
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    Dr Dre’s “Billionaire” Video Could Put Apple Deal In Jeopardy

    While Dr Dre has already declared himself “the first billionaire in hip-hop” — which as Music Feeds reported yesterday, may not be entirely accurate — with a reported deal between Apple and Dre’s Beats Electronics not yet officially announced, could Dre’s braggadocio complicate the purchase? To answer the question of whether Dre’s, admittedly vague, statement

  • Why Dr Dre Won’t Be Hip Hop’s First Billionaire Just Yet
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    Why Dr Dre Won’t Be Hip Hop’s First Billionaire Just Yet

    Despite claiming that he would shortly be the first billionaire in hip-hop, Dr Dre won’t reach that milestone even if yesterday’s reports that technology giant Apple are in talks to acquire Beats Electronics for USD$3.2 billion are true. Forbes Assistant Managing Editor for Wealth has told TMZ that once all the math is done, and

  • Apple Reportedly Closing In On $3.4b Beats By Dre Deal
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    Apple Reportedly Closing In On $3.4b Beats By Dre Deal

    Apple is reportedly in talks to acquire Beats Electronics, the high-end audio products and equipment retailer co-founded by hip-hop mogul Dr Dre, in a deal worth $3.2 billion. The acquisition would be the company’s largest ever. According to a Financial Times report, the deal could be announced as early as next week, although some details

  • iTunes Radio Streaming Service Set To Launch In Spring
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    iTunes Radio Streaming Service Set To Launch In Spring

    Apple have announced they’ll be jumping into the streaming market later this year, releasing iTunes Radio, a free streaming service that will pick music based on the tunes you already play and download, with the service becoming more and more personalised the more you use it. iTunes Radio will compete with existing streaming music operators

  • Google To Release New Music Subscription Service Tomorrow
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    Google To Release New Music Subscription Service Tomorrow

    Reports have surfaced that Google will reveal its new music subscription service tomorrow at the company’s annual software developers I/O Conference in San Francisco. Google has signed licensing deals with the world’s top 3 major labels Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment ahead of the service’s debut. The news means Google

  • Apple Now Making Serious Bank From iTunes, Ya Heard
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    Apple Now Making Serious Bank From iTunes, Ya Heard

    Apple is rolling in the Benjamins thanks to sales from iTunes, which was originally designed to be a “break-even” business in support of profit-making hardware such iPods, according to an upcoming report. The report, from financial analysts Asymco, has estimated that Apple could be making over $2 billion a year in gross revenue now that

  • Apple Blames Australian Record Labels For Inflated iTunes Prices
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    Apple Blames Australian Record Labels For Inflated iTunes Prices

    Apple has defended itself against criticism over inflated Australian iTunes retail prices during a government inquiry held in Canberra, pointing the finger at record labels, movie studios and TV networks for the higher costs to consumers. As reported by Tonedeaf, Vice President for Apple Australia, New Zealand and South Asia Tony King informed the hearing

  • Apple Announces iPhone 5, New iPod Touch & iPod Nano Devices
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    Apple Announces iPhone 5, New iPod Touch & iPod Nano Devices

    Apple has announced its new iPhone 5 and iPod touch/Nano devices this morning at a media event held at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The new phone is equipped with a new A6 processor, LTE broadband (faster internet) a 4-inch retina display packed in to the thinnest iPhone design yet at

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