iTunes Available in 12 More Asian Countries: Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and more.

Apple has just launched iTunes in 12 Asian countries. iTunes will be available in the following countries:

  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam

This means that iTunes will now be available in over 155 countries worldwide.

p.s. If your a RouteNote artist then your music will be automatically added to all the new stores.

Swedish House Mafia Retiring from Touring

Swedish House Mafia have just confirmed they will be retiring from touring.

A message posted on the groups website yesterday (Sunday, June 24) said: “Today we want to share with you that the tour we are about to go on will be our last,

“We want to thank every single one of you who came on this journey. We came, we raved, we loved.”

They also sent a tweet that read: “Thank you and good night.”

The DJ trio have listed three tour dates: Milton Keynes Bowl on July 14, listed as their last U.K. show; a residency at Ushuaia in Ibiza, running weekly from July 4-August 29; and a November 24 show at the Friends Arena, in Sweden.

The site promises further farewell shows: “The final leg of this journey will be announced in August,”

Source: Billboard

Spotify Mobile Radio is Here – Goodbye Pandora!

Spotify has just launched an awesome new mobile radio feature. Spotify mobile radio will be launched any day now as a part of their iOS app.

Users can create stations based on any artist, album or playlist and can save the songs they love to a ‘Liked from Radio’ playlist.

Every time a song is given a thumbs up (or down), Spotify records preferences and “gets even better the more you listen”.

The mobile app is free for all US music fans and Spotify is hoping to offer it free worldwide. It is currently available to other countries for a free 30 day trial if you dont have a Premium subscription.

p.s. Why is it always Bieber in the examples?

Loveable Rogues Signed By Syco Music / Sony Music

The Loveable Rogues were one of the best bands to come out of this years Britain’s Got Talent. The boys have just signed a recording deal with Syco Music/Sony Music (which I thought when you signed up for Britains Got Talent you had to sign an agreement that gave them first rights on every single act). Anyways, they signed a deal (even though 90% of Syco Music acts are dropped after 2 releases) with Syco and will start producing their new album.

Apple Will Be Closing iTunes Ping

It has been reported that Apple will be killing off iTunes Ping in the next iTunes and iOS 6 update. Ping launched September 2010, described by Steve Jobs as being “like Facebook and Twitter meet iTunes,” but it hasnt been adopted!

Apple will be adding Facebook integration with the next iOS and iTunes, thus Ping has to go.

Tim Cook (Apple CEO) stated at the D10 conferece:

“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,’”. “I don’t know [if Ping will survive]. We’ll look at it.”