Tag Archive: Labels


Apple Music adds 20,000 indie labels by signing Beggars Group and Merlin

Indie musicians haven’t been too keen on Apple’s music streaming service that originally planned to cut them out of a paycheck for three months. Now that Taylor Swift has won her battle against Apple Music, thousands of indie artists are…Read more ›

Oz indie music labels don’t think Apple Music is a koala-ty deal

The announcement of Apple Music last week was certain to stir up a bit of controversy, and sure enough some corners of the music industry are starting to speak out against the (arguably harsh) terms Apple’s dictated. Among them is…Read more ›

How much of your Apple Music subscription fees go to record labels

When Apple Music launches at the end of June you won’t have to pay a cent to listen to all the music your ears can hear for the first three months. If you want to keep using Apple Music after…Read more ›

Eddy Cue says record labels to blame for craptastic iTunes DRM

Eddy Cue, Phil Schiller, and even Steve Jobs (via old emails and videotaped deposition) are all star witnesses in a week-long trial that will determine whether Apple will have to pay at least $ 350 million in damages for blocking competitors from working…Read more ›

Say goodbye to those ugly labels on the back of your iPhone

On otherwise flawless devices that strip away any unnecessary components, the ugly small print on the back of an iPhone or iPad — including the serial number, FCC logo, CE logo and model number — has always stood out. Well,…Read more ›

Apple wants labels to cut streaming music prices

Apple is reportedly in early talks with music labels about “a new set of rights and features,” prior to the company’s Beats Music refresh next year. No concrete details were provided about what these rights and features might involve, but Re/code…Read more ›

The unsightly labels on the back of your iPhone might soon disappear

The back of your iPhone is about to get a little more minimalists. Thanks to a new bill introduced in the Senate, manufacturers may soon be allowed to use digital stamps on smartphones, laptops, and other gadgets, instead of using…Read more ›

The unsightly labels on the back of your iPhone might soon disappear

The back of your iPhone is about to get a little more minimalists. Thanks to a new bill introduced in the Senate, manufacturers may soon be allowed to use digital stamps on smartphones, laptops, and other gadgets, instead of using…Read more ›

Make iOS Settings Toggles a Bit More Obvious (and Geeky) with Binary On & Off Labels

Earlier versions of iOS used to make it very obvious when a Settings toggle was enabled or disabled by showing “ON” and “OFF” text within the button switch itself. While new versions of iOS have removed those word based cues in favor of color indicators (green for on, white for off), there remains an option … Read More

Apple Pressuring Music Labels To Recreate The Beyonce Effect

Apple has been in talks with record labels about releasing more albums exclusively through the iTunes Store, similarly to how Beyonce released her self-titled album in December. According to Billboard, Apple’s VP of the iTunes Store, Robert Kondrk, had “tense”…Read more ›    [Read More…]