Apple Closing iTunes Ping on September 30

It has been confirmed yesterday that Apple will be closing down iTunes Ping on the 30th September.

“We tried Ping, and I think the customer voted and said ‘This isn’t something that I want to put a lot of energy into.'” Tim Cook noted in an interview at the D10 conference this summer.

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SpinMedia sale leaves uncertain future for Stereogum, Spin, Vibe and others

SpinMedia, previously Buzz Media, have finally stopped struggling to stay afloat – because they’re for sale. SpinMedia are the company behind a large collection of music and celeb websites, such a large collection in fact…

Universal Music ban exclusive releases on streaming services

As music streaming becomes increasingly competitive and exclusive releases present an easy upper hand Universal Music want to end that. It may just be coincidence, but in the wake of Frank Ocean dropping his new…