AllMusic Roundup iOS App for iPhone and iPad on Hiatus

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We're sorry to say that we're pulling the AllMusic Roundup iOS app out of the app store and discontinuing its availability. The cost associated with licensing the information that gets displayed there was not offset by the advertising revenue we could make in the app, so it needs to be shut down.

In a nutshell, it was costing us many times more to license the music information than we made in money from the ads displayed. We couldn't afford to lose money on it anymore.

Our hope is to go back to the drawing board with a new design for both iOS and Android in the coming months and try to work out a different licensing deal that will be more in line with the revenue we can make from ads in the app.

You can still access AllMusic on your device by going to AllMusic.com in your mobile browser and accessing the music information that way.



Thanks.
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Michelle Barnett

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James R. Iser Jr

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Where can i buy the collection, i need it in vinyl not cd and amazon does not have it?
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Sorry James.
I'm not sure of a good way to help you here. You could try a site like eBay or Discogs.
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Hi Zac. It's a shame you can't make this site profitable. There's a real need for the information you have gathered. I'm a songwriter and musician in Nashville and have played for various artists such as Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash and many more. I've written songs for many artists including Tricia Yearwood, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, and Delbert McClinton. My name is the same as the Smiths drummer Mike Joyce so our credits& bios have been mixed up on many songs and projects over the years. I would like to correct the information. How do I do that? I'm currently playing with Delbert McClinton and am one of the writer musicians in the band Self Made Men. We will be in Ann Arbor on March 6,2017. If you're around I would love to meet you. You can reply to my email if you're interested. Otherwise I will follow this conversation on the site. Thanks for your time.
Mike Joyce
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Hi Mike,
Instructions on getting credits split up are available here:
http://www.allmusic.com/faq/topic/splitcredits

I would encourage you to be as clear as possible when identifying your information and differentiating it from the other Mike Joyce (URLs and links to the AllMusic pages in question are always helpful).
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How's the new app coming along? I really miss it.
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Hey Andrew,
No updates yet. We still haven't figured out a way to have the app break even to cover the costs of the music data license. Mobile advertising does not generate enough revenue so we were losing money on the app in its previous state.

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