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Apple iTunes Radio Set to Dominate the Music Industry

Sep 19 2013, 1:38pm CDT | by

So far, iTunes Radio is set to hit the market featuring more than 300 music genres

Pandora might not be the biggest name in streaming music for much longer. The company is already reporting slow growth and this comes on top of the rough relationships it fosters with all the major...

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Apple iTunes Radio Set to Dominate the Music Industry

Sep 19 2013, 1:38pm CDT | by

So far, iTunes Radio is set to hit the market featuring more than 300 music genres

Pandora might not be the biggest name in streaming music for much longer. The company is already reporting slow growth and this comes on top of the rough relationships it fosters with all the major music labels. Meanwhile, Apple is working hard to be the DJ of choose for all streaming music lovers.

According to Cnet, the release of iOS 7 comes the introduction of iTunes Radio and Apple is firmly positioned to conquer steaming music in a way that has never been seen before, posing the biggest threat to Pandora internet radio ever.

Just as Apple fans would come to expect from their favorite company, mathematical equations lay heavily in the mix. Apple is using algorithms to predict the type of music an iTunes Radio user would like to hear according to their recorded usage habits. They may master what a long list of big time companies, like Pandora, Spotify, and Google have failed to, and that is get music lover off using FM radio for music discovery an on to online streaming radio.

So far, iTunes Radio is set to hit the market featuring more than 300 music genres. Users are able to build their own customized stations. While music labels are wary of Pandora, they have thrown their complete support behind Apple with its iTunes Radio. They want Apple to be successful because it will prove more lucrative for them. They are hoping that Apple can lure customers away from Pandora and other online streaming music companies, as well as FM radio.

It will be only in the US that iTunes Radio initially gets introduced into the world. Apple is currently working out deals in other countries and continues to maintain its agreements with music labels, giving the company rights to every country where iTunes now operates, about 119 territories, including many countries where there absolutely no internet radio service as of current.

 
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Apple-exclusive U2 album has been accessed by 33 million iTunes account holders

Sep 15 2014 11:57pm CDT | Source: App Advice

Apple has just announced that 33 million iTunes account holders have accessed U2′s “Songs of Innocence.”In what was touted as “the largest album release of all time,” “Songs of Innocence” was released by Apple at its iPhone 6 and Apple Watch unveiling last week free of charge to more than 500 million iTunes customers. Now, according to Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, of the half a billion iTunes account holders, 33 million have accessed the album.And the operative w ...
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4 hours ago

Apple creates tool for removing free U2 album from iTunes library

Sep 15 2014 8:06pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9654279268749293"; /* Article Body, 336x280, Above the fold */ google_ad_slot = "0670981169"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--> “Tim Cook and U2 announced that the band’s new album “Songs of Innocence” would be automatically gifted to Apple’s over 500 million iTunes users last week following the announcement of the new iPhone 6 a ...
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2 days ago

U2 ‘Songs of Innocence,’ free of charge courtesy of Apple, nets more than 2 million downloads

Sep 13 2014 6:16am CDT | Source: App Advice

The “largest album release of all time” has resulted in more than 2 million downloads.That’s according to Re/code, which reports that iTunes customers have downloaded that many copies of “Songs of Innocence.” “Songs of Innocence” is the new album by U2, which was released by Apple at last Tuesday’s iPhone 6 and Apple Watch event to over half a billion iTunes customers free of charge.But just how many customers have downloaded the album of their own volition is un ...
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3 days ago

U2’s free iTunes album giveaway hit two million downloads

Sep 12 2014 2:07pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Since its Tuesday release during Apple’s press event, U2’s free album giveaway has reportedly reached 2 million downloads. Recode reported the numbers today but didn’t clarify if the two million downloads included those iOS devices and Macs automatically setup to download purchased content. That’s 2 million of the approximately 500 million people with access to the free album through either an iTunes download or streaming on iTunes Radio and Beats Music. Earlie ...
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3 days ago

Amped on iPhone, T-Mobile adds 2.7 million customers in August, breaks company record

Sep 12 2014 7:38am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9654279268749293"; /* Article Body, 336x280, Above the fold */ google_ad_slot = "0670981169"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--> “T-Mobile US added 2.75 million customers in August, the largest number of monthly subscriber additions in its history, the carrier announced at a company event on Wednesday,” Marina Lopes report ...
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4 days ago

Apple is Giving You U2’s New Album Whether You Want it or Not

Sep 11 2014 3:12pm CDT | Source: Pad Gadget

At about 11:50 a.m. PT on Sept. 9, Apple announced to the world that U2’s new album “Songs of Innocence” would be free for everyone with an iTunes account. It took about 10 minutes for the free content to appear in the iTunes Store, but it did appear and it is free. I downloaded it onto my MacBook Pro and started listening to it while writing an article about it. During the Apple media event, Cook stated ...
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5 days ago

T-Mobile Launches 'Wi-Fi Unleashed' Campaign, Pledges Support for Wi-Fi Calling on All New Smartphones

Sep 10 2014 3:56pm CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

T-Mobile today hosted its 7th Un-carrier event where it announced plans for a "Wi-Fi Unleashed" campaign. According to the company, all smartphones going forward will be able to take advantage of the network's Wi-Fi calling and texting, including Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Wi-Fi calling and texting allow users to send and receive calls/texts over a Wi-Fi network, which is useful in areas where there are poor cellular connect ...
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6 days ago

Apple and U2 make history at iPhone 6 event with ‘largest album release of all time’

Sep 9 2014 2:16pm CDT | Source: App Advice

The rumors of U2′s new tie-up with Apple have turned out to be true after all. What’s more, Apple has made history at its iPhone 6 and Apple Watch event today by hosting the “largest album release of all time” for U2′s latest album, “Songs of Innocence.”At the event, U2 performed a new single from the album and then performed a skit with Apple CEO Tim Cook, which saw the album’s “automagical” release to all of iTunes’ over half a billion customers … free of charge.Indeed, “Songs of In ...
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6 days ago

Apple and U2 release ‘Songs of Innocence’ exclusively for iTunes Store customers

Sep 9 2014 2:09pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-9654279268749293"; /* Article Body, 336x280, Above the fold */ google_ad_slot = "0670981169"; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280; //--> Apple, Universal Music Group and legendary rock band U2 today announced the release of the album “Songs of Innocence,” which Apple is gifting to iTunes Store customers around the world, making it the largest album release ever with over half a ...
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1 week ago

Apple online stores again down for some users; second time this week

Sep 4 2014 7:48pm CDT | Source: MacNN

For the second time in as many days, Apple's online stores are unavailable for an undetermined percentage of users. The current outage, which began around 4:30PM ET and is ongoing, is affecting the both the iOS and Mac App Stores, the iBookstore, and a variety of iTunes services such as iTunes Match, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Radio and the iTunes Store. Other iCloud services, such as Siri, email, FaceTime and syncing services are not affect ...
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