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iTunes Festival Expands Lineup

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 19, 2014

The 8th annual iTunes Festival will be taking place in London this September and is now boasting a very expanded lineup. Check it out below after the jump.

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Apple Officially Welcomes Beats To The Family

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 1, 2014

Apple has officially welcomed Beats Music and Beats Electronics into the family. Read a brief message from Apple below after the jump.

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Apple Announces 8th Annual iTunes Festival

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 21, 2014

The 8th annual iTunes Festival will be taking place in London this September with Maroon 5, Pharrell, 5 Seconds Of Summer, and many more. Check out the bands confirmed so far below after the jump.

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The iPod Isn’t Dead

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 26, 2014

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There had been radio silence from Apple when it hame down to their iPod line over the past year and a half, but the company has now launched an $199 iPod Touch with a camera in addition to lowering prices on other storage models. Check out more info from The Verge below after the jump.

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Off The Record: How To Control Your Leakage

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 3, 2014

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Off The Record, a new podcast hosted by Jesse Cannon and Zack Zarrillo, is back this week with a new episode titled How To Control Your Leakage.

This week’s episode focusses on what happens when albums leak, juggling more than one job to make your dreams become reality, and the undiscussed plus sides of the Beats by Apple deal.

Please take a listen if you’re interested and make sure to check out the Off The Record website for show notes on the episode and for more information on how to keep up to date with us. Listen to the fifth episode below! 

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Apple Officially Acquires Beats For $3 Billion

by Zack Zarrillo - May 28, 2014

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Apple has officially acquired Beats for $3 billion, a price tag $200 million smaller than the original rumors suggested. The deal includes both the hardware and software sides of the company. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine will also be joining the company. Read a press release below after the jump.

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Apple’s Beats Deal Is Happening

by Zack Zarrillo - May 22, 2014

TechCrunch is reporting, via sources, that the Apple/Beats deal will still be happening, even though it hasn’t been announced yet. Many are assuming the deal won’t be announced until at least WWDC in two weeks. Read a report from TC below after the jump.

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The Weekender: The Unknown Bands Of Warped, AVA Took A Twist Post-blink Reunion, Beats By Apple

by Zack Zarrillo - May 11, 2014

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Welcome to PropertyOfZack: Weekender edition. Every weekend, we bring you some of biggest and most interesting pieces of the past week from our own content to stories or breaking news. If you’ve had a busy week and want to catch up with some light reading, we hope this is for you.

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Is There A Solution For Unknown Bands On Warped Tour?

A good question was raised. We go to Warped Tour for all the bands we know about and love, and then maybe some we’re hoping to check out. A good example this year would be that a fan is really excited to watch Four Year Strong, and has heard about State Champs and will watch them live for the first time.

But what about all of the other bands on the lineup that most festival goers have never heard of? Not that metalcore band you don’t like, or that pop rock band you grew out of three years ago, but what about the rest? 

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Angels & Airwaves Took A Different Turn After blink Reunited

Most “evidence” of late has shown that Tom perhaps isn’t wanting to be in blink-182, or that his attention is too much on Angels & Airwaves and not enough on blink. Atom Willard, former drummer of AVA, recently stated however that the band took a big shift following DeLonge’s rejoining of the band.

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Apple Reportedly Near Deal To Acquire Beats

Dr. Dre seemed to confirm the news by screaming into a drunk video that he is the first ever rapper to become a billionaire. 

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5SOS Won’t Mainstream-ify Pop-Punk…But Someone Will

5 Seconds Of Summer, despite what their band members say, is a boy band. Look at their Twitter background photo. They are a boy band. They spent most of last year touring with One Direction and releasing pop songs like the very, very stupid song “She Looks So Perfect,” which seems to be the single behind much of their rapidly growing pubescent fanbase. The track has guitars, like Crane says, and wow! it has guitars!, but it also has the line “You look so perfect standing there / In my American Apparel underwear,” in the fucking chorus. Does that count as product placement? - Thomas Nassiff

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Tay Jardine On Being Nominated For “Hottest Female”

To be honest though, I’m much more proud of being nominated for the work my friends and I have done, which is why I’m really excited that we’re being recognized for our single as well. We worked very hard on “The Best Thing (That Never Happened) and I lost my breath when I found out our fans in the UK felt it was worth winning an award. THAT means everything to me, thank you so much for believing in us and for the nominations, you should feel as proud as we do because you’re ALL a part of what WATIC and I accomplish. - Tay Jardine

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Circa Survive Recording Fifth Album

Will they sign or will they stay independent?

Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Would Become Apple Executives With Beats Deal

by Zack Zarrillo - May 9, 2014

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine would become executives at Apple if a deal with Beats is made. Check out the report below after the jump.

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Hardware Now, Streaming Later: Why Apple Is Betting Big On Beats

by Zack Zarrillo - May 9, 2014

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Re/code ran an article following the Apple/Beats speculation called Why Apple Is Betting Big on Beats: Hardware for Now, Streaming for Later that looks at the two different aspects of why Apple might be acquiring the company. The upfront reason may be the hardware, but the longterm reason would very likely be for services. Check out a portion of the article below after the jump.

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Apple Reportedly Near Deal To Acquire Beats

by Zack Zarrillo - May 8, 2014

The Financial Times are reporting that Apple is nearing a $3.2 billion deal to acquire Beats Music. The service launched just earlier this year, but has faced tough challenges in subscriptions so far, which was spoken about earlier this week on Off The Record. You can read a report from 9to5Mac below after the jump.

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Apple Crowdsources The Pixies’ “Gigantic” In New Ad

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 23, 2014

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Apple has a new ad called Gigantic that features the crowdsourcing of The Pixies’ “Gigantic.” The ad is make to show the diversity within use of the iPhone 5S. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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iTunes Festival SXSW Announced

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 19, 2014

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The iTunes Festival will be making its way to the US for the first time this spring with a five night residency at SXSW. Check out a press release from Apple with the artists set to play below after the jump.

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Owl City Created The New Sounds On iOS 7

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 22, 2013

9to5Mac are reporting that Adam Young of Owl City created some, or all, of the new sounds and ringtones found on Apple’s iOS 7. Young added the work to his discography page, but it has since been removed most likely due to Apple demanding a lack of credit be taken. Check out the report below after the jump.

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iTunes Festival Announces Full Lineup

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 21, 2013

The full lineup for the 2013 iTunes Festival throughout the month of September has been announced. Check out each artist and date below after the jump.

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