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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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3 days ago

Apple Has Plans to Drop Beats Subscription Music Service to $5 per Month

Oct 20 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Pad Gadget

The music industry is in flux right now. For decades, the music-buying world was easy to please. The only way to get you favorite tunes was to buy an album or single. Whether it was vinyl, tape, or CD, record labels were in control. With the advent of downloadable music, things have changed and record companies are having a difficult time figuring out how to make money off of what consumers want. Subscription-based streaming services are definitely ...
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3 days ago

Why Apple Pay is Apple’s most important product in years

Oct 20 2014 5:48am CDT | Source: Mac World

The dust is still settling after Apple’s iPhone event, where we saw the stunning iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the phones broke sales records all over the globe. They’re still sold out in every Apple store in New York City. (Believe me, I looked.) But the company’s truly game-changing product of the year isn’t a phone, or any piece of hardware. It’s Apple Pay. Apple built its reputation on stunningly beautiful, easy-to- ...
Source: Mac World   Full article at: Mac World
 

 
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6 days ago

Updated iTunes 12 goes live for Windows users

Oct 17 2014 12:58pm CDT | Source: MacNN

Following its debut for the Mac alongside OS X Yosemite, Apple has released the Windows version of iTunes 12. The software brings with it a radically different look, borrowing design cues from Yosemite. One of the major interface changes is the relocation of categories like Music, Apps, Podcasts, and Movies to buttons in a new menu bar, where a second set of fluctuating options makes it easier to jum ...
Source: MacNN   Full article at: MacNN
 

 
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1 week ago

U2′s Bono apologizes for automatic album download as Amazon teases Apple over it

Oct 14 2014 7:46pm CDT | Source: App Advice

U2 frontman Bono has apologized to iTunes customers for the automatic and somewhat intrusive downloading of his band’s new album, “Songs of Innocence,” onto their accounts and devices.As reported by MacRumors, the apology is made by Bono along with the rest of U2 during a recent interview organized by Facebook to celebrate the launch of the album on CD and vinyl today:Oops. Um. I’m sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea and we got carried away with ourselve ...
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1 week ago

U2's Bono Apologizes for Automatic 'Songs of Innocence' Album Download

Oct 14 2014 5:35pm CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

In a Facebook interview where U2 band members answered questions asked by their fans, U2 frontman Bono apologized to iTunes users that were upset after the band's new album "Songs of Innocence" was automatically downloaded on their devices without their consent. In the apology, Bono says that the group "got carried away" with themselves and were worried that songs they had spent two years working on "might not be heard." Oops. Um. I'm sor ...
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1 week ago

81 million people listened to U2's iTunes giveaway

Oct 10 2014 10:16am CDT | Source: Mac World

Despite outrage in some corners of the Internet, tens of millions of iTunes users were happy to add a free U2 album to their music collections. Since the giveaway began last month, more than 26 million people have downloaded Songs of Innocence in its entirety, Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddie Cue told Billboard. More than 81 million people listened to at least o ...
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1 week ago

81 million people listened to U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ Apple gave away via iTunes

Oct 10 2014 7:59am 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; //--> “Despite all the gripes that Apple had no right to shove U2’s Songs of Innocence into 500 million people’s iTunes libraries, a lot of folks apparently ended up listening to the album,” Victor Luckerson re ...
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2 weeks ago

U2's 'Songs of Innocence' has now 'sold' 26M copies, says Apple

Oct 9 2014 6:45pm CDT | Source: MacNN

Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue revealed on Thursday that the U2 album Apple bought and gave away to its users for free, Songs of Innocence, has now been deliberately downloaded by users more than 26 million times, with another 65 million users having listened to at least one of the songs from it either through iTunes Radio, Beats Music or on iTunes. This figure, Cue said, was a little shy of double the sum total of all U2 music bought from iTunes sin ...
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2 weeks ago

Apple says more than 81 million iTunes users have ‘experienced’ the free U2 album

Oct 9 2014 4:46pm CDT | Source: App Advice

After being available free to iTunes users for a month, U2s new album Songs of Innocence has racked up some pretty impressive numbers.Apples Eddy Cue, senior vice president of software and services, told Billboard that more than 81 million users have experienced the album in some fashion through iTunes, iTunes Radio, and Beats Music.The complete album has been downloaded by more than 26 million users, an astonishing number that Cue helps to quant ...
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2 weeks ago

Apple now says 81 million customers ‘experienced’ free U2 album, 26 million full downloads

Oct 9 2014 3:30pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Apple’s controversial U2 album giveaway is about to wrap up as the record is only scheduled to be free through October 13th, and the company is sharing some numbers about the promotion to celebrate. Apple SVP of Internet Software & Services Eddy Cue told Billboard that more than 81 million customers ‘experienced songs’ from U2’s Songs of Innocence album either through plays or streams over iTunes, iTunes Radio, or Beats Music where the album was exclusivel ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac
 

 

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