Beatport too popular to sell decides struggling parent SFX Entertainment

After filing for bankruptcy earlier this year SFX Entertainment have been selling off their assets, but they’ve decided to remove music store Beatport from the market because it’s just too popular. SFX filed for bankruptcy earlier this…

Niel Young’s PonoMusic site down for the indefinite future

The website companion to Neil Young’s Pono player that offers high quality music downloads has been taken down with no date given for it’s return. Over the weekend ponomusic.com was taken down without warning. The site…

Sonos ready to open their first store featuring a giant speaker wall

After dominating the wireless, multi-room speaker market Sonos are ready to launch their very first walk-in store in New York City. Sonos’ first ever store is ready to open to the public next week. The…

Rumours Of Apple Closing iTunes Downloads Are “NOT true”

The internet has been abuzz with rumours that Apple plan to shut down iTunes, the biggest digital music download market, within the next 2 years – but Apple spokespeople claim these reports are completely untrue….

Beatport, SFX’s Massive EDM Store Shuts Down All Services Except Downloads

From Friday the 13th this week the major online EDM store Beatport will be shut down in it’s entirety except for its download store after parent company SFX cancels its auction. Beatport has become synonymous…

SFX Looking to Sell Beatport (Electronic Music Store and Streaming Service) to the Highest Bidder

SFX is looking to sell Beatport. SFX is currently in Bankruptcy proceedings in the USA and they are looking to sell non core business assets and it looks like Beatport is one of those assets….

Microsoft Have Closed Their Music Service Zune

Microsoft have officially retired all Zune services to be entirely replaced by their new streaming service Groove. On Sunday Microsoft closed Zune’s stores, ending it’s digital presence after discontinuing production of it’s Zune player in…

Beatport Only Paying 5% Royalties On New User Streaming Service

Earlier today Electronic Music store, Beatport, introduced the ability for anyone to upload their EDM tracks to their streaming service for free. As promising an introduction as this is, it is revealed in Beatports terms…

iTunes Look For An Editorial Producer In Preparation For Its Redesign

Recent reports show Apple are gearing up for a total redesign of its iTunes streaming service, powered by Beats Music. Last week came news that Zane Lowe was joining the team for an unspecified role,…

Onkyo Music – The Hi-Res Music Store Comes To The US, UK and Germany

Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Onkyo hope to bring hi-res music downloads to the world. Currently the company offer Japan 24-bit/44.1kHz-192kHz hi-res tracks and 16-bit FLAC files. Starting by introducing the service to the US, UK…