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Smashing line-up for September iTunes Festival 2014

- July 21st, 2014

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For many, September means back-to-school, but for others, it’s iTunes Festival time and it’s back again for an 8th year, with 30 incredible nights of live performances from London’s historic Roundup stage. If you can’t be there, you can still experience the event by streaming it over iTunes or Apple TV. And best of all, it’s still free.
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iRig Voice unleashes your inner singer

- June 19th, 2014

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IK Multimedia, known for specializing in gear for musicians and artists released iRig Voice today. This affordable microphone designed for basic voice recording and ideal to pair with popular music apps, karaoke apps and in particular IK’s new EZ Voice - which allows you to sing along to your favourite tune and hear your own voice.

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Create touch-free music with iRing

- May 8th, 2014

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In the past, unless you were a vocalist, it would have been pretty tough to create music without your hands. Now iRing, a new nifty little product by IK Multimedia, changes all that. It uses motion-tracking technology to control music apps that will allow you to create musical masterpieces with your iOS devices using simple hand gestures and without even touching your screen.

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iTunes Festival to hit SXSW for five amazing nights

- February 19th, 2014

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This year’s SXSW will feature the first iTunes Festival in the US. It will take place from March 11th to 15th at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, home of Austin City Limits.

The music festival’s US debut will run for five nights and like all the previous iTunes Festivals, it will feature an incredible lineup of chart-topping performers including Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, ZEDD, Willie Nelson and others still to be announced.

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The good news is that you can watch them free either live or through an on-demand video stream through the iTunes Store or via the iTunes Festival app. You can watch it on any or all of your iOS devices as well as on your Mac or PC and of course via your Apple TV.

“The iTunes Festival in London has become an incredible way for Apple to share its love of music with our customers,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We’re excited about the incredible lineup of artists performing and SXSW is the perfect place to debut the first iTunes Festival in the US.”

The festival kicks off on Tuesday, March 11th at 6:30PM (assuming Austin time) with London Grammar, Imagine Dragons at 7:30PM and Coldplay at 9:00PM. Keith Urban wraps up the festival at 9:00PM, Saturday, March 15th.

Performances will be available for purchase and download through the iTunes Store. For more information or to get updates on the lineup, please check out www.itunes.com/festival.

FINAL LINEUP:

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photos courtesy Apple Inc.

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Sidekick mounts your smartphone to your guitar

- January 6th, 2014

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We’ve seen smartphone and tablet mounts for mics and mic stands, but how about for a guitar? It would seem somewhat impractical to mount a tablet to your six-string or banjo. However, for your smartphone or iPod, it could certainly make sense and that’s what Guitar Sidekick is designed for.

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