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EMI Records offers jazz aficionados and newcomers to the genre a tour of Blue Note Records classic catalog. It's cool, man... but it's only free to browse. You'll have to spend real dough to chill with full tracks.

What's New

1.4.1
• Gapless playback and numerous improvements to playback performance
• New fully flattened design

1.4.0
• Reply to and like comments
• Get notified when people interact with your comments
• Landscape orientation for videos and articles (iPhone only)
• Redesigned "now playing" screen (iPhone only)
• Redesigned album page header (iPhone only)
• Choose merge strategy after you switch iCloud accounts
• Fixed streaming issue when app is in background and internet cuts out
• Fixed rare crash on startup

App Description

Experience the sights and sounds of the legendary Blue Note Records, through high quality streaming audio, iconic album covers, original session photos, live performance videos, articles from around the web, historic newspapers, and hand-crafted playlists. The app is perfect for both music lovers who want to learn more about the genre, and discerning jazz aficionados who want to dig deeper.

Download the app for free to explore a wealth of content and 30 second audio clips, and use an in-app purchase to activate your subscription, giving access to a deep catalog of full length songs by the greatest jazz musicians who ever lived, such as Wayne Shorter, Dexter Gordon, and Art Blakey. There is already over a hundred hours of music for subscribers to enjoy... you’ll see in the app that there is more to come and we are currently working with rights holders to bring you even more artists and tracks.

Each month Blue Note will highlight an album, artist, article, or a featured playlist compiled by musicians, journalists, and other jazz experts.

Apple TV owners will delight in the use of AirPlay mirroring and the slideshow feature. Continue to navigate through the app as an animated slideshow displays original session photos of the artist currently playing through your Apple TV.

Features include:
• Access over a thousand songs right now
• New music added monthly
• Customizable playlists
• Dedicate songs to Facebook friends
• Join song discussions
• Detailed liner notes and album info
• Photo galleries and slideshow
• Historic newspaper articles
• ...and much more
Blue Note by Groovebug offers a subscription music service. Buy your subscription with In-App Purchases for $1.99 (US)/£1.49 (UK) per month, renewing automatically within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the same rate.

Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the device's Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.
Press Reviews:
• Best Apps This Week - The Guardian
• "A wonderful experience through the legendary jazz label's storied history" - Billboard
• “We won’t lie: This app has us jazzed.” - MacWorld
• “A nice combination of fun, learning, and listening, offering plenty in the free version, and a nice value in the premium version” - Evolver.fm
• “It looks good, works great, and it delivers the quality of the music you might expect from Blue Note”- The Mac Observer
• "Great for music lovers who want to learn more about jazz, as well as discerning aficionados who need to dig deeper" - Appolicious
• "The app performs beautifully and is frankly a jazz geek's dream." - Mobiledia

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

September 26, 2013 New version 1.4.1
August 05, 2013 New version 1.4.0
June 12, 2013 New version 1.3.1
June 07, 2013 New version 1.3.0
March 23, 2013 New version 1.2.1
January 26, 2013 New version 1.2.0
October 04, 2012 Initial Release

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