Apple has an event today (starting in just a few minutes) where they're rumored to unveil the new iPhone 5S and colored iPhone 5C. I've also seen rumors that the iPod Classic will finally be retired. You can check out more in the official thread.
Apple has released Logic Pro X. It's available now on the Mac App Store for $199. Along with the new version of Logic, comes Logic Remote for iPad, a free app the extends the functionality of the software onto an iPad.
Bastille's "Pompeii" is iTunes single of the week which you can download for free. Remember, the band just released their new EP, Haunt on Tuesday, which you can also purchase on iTunes. Also, the band's show at the Troubadour in California sold out in three hours last week.
UK emo band Moose Blood have released a new, two-song single, Boston/Orlando, on iTunes via Venn Records (Gallows). I recommend checking it out. To accompany the release, a limited edition shirt is available here.
Mosh Pit is a bit of mix of game, music platform and a virtual world entertainment device. The game angle is you set off your characters to create a 'total mosh'; meaning you get your 'moshnoids' to complete their routines which include stage diving, crowd surfing, jump in, circle pit, wall to wall as I call it, then finally a quick free style before jumping out.
Apple has announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded more than 25 billion songs from the iTunes Store. Kind of related: yesterday I was trying to find stats about iTunes charts when I was writing up this commentary, and found this cool site that lets you search for songs that have been on the charts and get all kinds of information about them.
Slospeak Records (a small Christian Indie Label) has released a Christmas compilation on iTunes. The album features songs from House of Heroes, Reliant K, Deas Veil, Matt Shelton of the Wedding, Sons, Pioneer, and Ravenhill featuring David Curtis from Run Kid Run/Side Walk Slam.
1. Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter's Daughter
2. Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
3. Backseat Freestyle
4. The Art of Peer Pressure
5. Money Trees (feat. Jay Rock)
6. Poetyic Justice (feat. Drake)
7. good kid
8. m.A.A.d city (feat. Eiht)
9. Swimming Pools (Drank) [Extended version]
10. Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst
11. Real (feat. Anna Wise)
12. Compton (feat. Dr. Dre)
13. The Recipe (feat. Dr. Dre) [Bonus Track]
14. Black Boy Fly [Bonus Track]
15. Now or Never (feat. Mary J. Blige) [Bonus Track]
16. Collect Calls [Bonus Track]
17. Swimming Pools ...
Update: Apple has announced the iPhone 5. Pre-orders being Friday, with the phone shipping on September 21st. iOS6 will be released to the public on September 19th, and iTunes 11 will arrive in late October. The iPod nano and iPod Touch also received an update.
Apple is holding a media event today at 1 PM EST/10 AM PST to apparently announce the iPhone 5, a new line of iPods, iTunes 11, and maybe the rumored iPad Mini. Here's a list of live blogs (as well as our official Apple thread) that you can follow to keep up with the announcements. What are you expecting and/or hoping Apple to announce?
The Wall Street Journal reported recently that Apple is in talks to license music with the intention of creating an online music streaming platform that would be targeted to compete with Pandora. In fact, Pandora, which recently became a publicly traded company, has seen its shares fall a pretty significant amount over the past week as the rumor about Apple's involvement in the online radio market has spread.
Any rumor about Apple playing a new hand in the music industry has to be taken seriously, which explains the reflex reaction of Pandora's stock drop. Apple already has what amounts to the world's largest record store in the form of iTunes, which sells more music than any other...