Apple buy talk/podcast app Swell?

Rumours are flying around that Apple has been spending its pocket money: Has it just put down $30m to buy talk radio app Swell? According to Recode, Apple has bought the app which generates custom playlists from podcasts and talk radio content, and learns what you like. An interesting move from a company that is…

UK Podcasters Association allies with AIM to legitimise use of independent music in podcasts

ipod.jpgThe UK Podcasters Association, set up in May last year, has reached an agreement with the UK-based Association of Independent Music (AIM) to allow its members preferential, legitimate, access to AIM’s podcast licence.

This means that UK podcasters will gain unlimited access to full-length music tracks from the likes of Paul Weller, Bloc Party, Mylo, Basement Jaxx, Stereophonics, The Killers, and many thousands more, and be able to use them freely in their own podcasts.