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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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6 weeks ago

Southwest Airlines Launches Apple’s Beats Music Inflight Entertainment Service

Nov 3 2014 2:29pm CST | Source: Pad Gadget

Ever since Apple acquired the Beats Music company for $3 billion, we’ve wondered what the iPad maker had in store. So far, we haven’t seen the Beats earbuds packaged with new iOS device purchases. The curated music service has not been integrated with iTunes Radio. The price of a monthly subscription hasn’t gone down any. So what is Apple doing with Beats? Well, we now know that it has been working with Southwest Airlines to bring Beats to i ...
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7 weeks ago

Analyst: Apple iTunes Radio hurting Pandora’s ability to attract new listeners

Oct 26 2014 9:10am 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; //--> “Pandora Media Inc. declined the most in six months after the largest Internet radio service reported user growth slowed in the third quarter,” Lucas Shaw reports for Bloomberg. “Active listeners f ...
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8 weeks ago

iTunes Digital Music Sales Fall 13 Percent as Apple Prepares Beats Music Refresh

Oct 24 2014 12:01pm CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

Apple's digital music sales continue to spiral downward, falling more than 13 percent worldwide thus far in 2014, reports The Wall Street Journal. Last year, digital music sales dropped for the first time since iTunes opened in 2003, falling 5.7 percent year-over-year. This continued decline is likely one of the reasons behind Apple's $3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music earlier this year. Apple may be hoping to offset this drop in digital m ...
Source: Mac Rumors   Full article at: Mac Rumors
 

 
 

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Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.

 

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