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Apple's Annual iTunes Festival in London Moves to September

Each July since 2007, Apple has held its iTunes Festival in London, offering a month's worth of free concerts from some of the industry's top performers. Apple is now beginning to unveil this year's plans, and the most notable change for 2012 is a move to the month of September.

For the fourth consecutive year, the iTunes Festival will be held at The Roundhouse in London, with at least 60 acts performing over the 30 nights of the festival. Five acts have been announced so far: Usher (September 1), Emeli Sandé (September 5), Jack White (September 8), Norah Jones (September 10), and One Direction (September 20).


Free tickets are available through a lottery system to residents of the UK, Ireland, France, Germany and the Netherlands, and Apple will also be streaming live video of the concerts directly through iTunes on the desktop or through a dedicated mobile app. The app appears to currently be limited to customers in the UK, and the company notes on its international site for the festival that it will announce streaming options in other countries in August.

Apple also typically releases a number of live EPs and albums from the shows, available for purchase through the iTunes Store.


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53 months ago
Usher sucks.
Rating: 25 Votes
53 months ago

Usher sucks.


That's not even the problem I have with him. The problem I have is he brought Justin Beiber into my radio. That deserves a fate worse than hell
Rating: 19 Votes
53 months ago
I imagine they didn't want to try and organize it during the Olympics.
Rating: 16 Votes
53 months ago

Tim putting off things that Jobs was serious about. I hope he's having fun floating around in all that cash that Jobs worked hard for! :mad::mad::mad:


:confused:

Hopefully some better acts announced, won tickets to the Jimmy Eat World/Foo Fighters gig last year, was great! :D
Rating: 7 Votes
53 months ago
Didn't even know there is such a thing as itunes concerts, and free.:cool:
Rating: 5 Votes
53 months ago

That's not even the problem I have with him. The problem I have is he brought Justin Beiber into my radio. That deserves a fate worse than hell


Hey look on the bright side, at least it's not Rebecca Black, lol.
Rating: 4 Votes
53 months ago

Tim putting off things that Jobs was serious about. I hope he's having fun floating around in all that cash that Jobs worked hard for! :mad::mad::mad:


Do try to keep up at the back.
Rating: 3 Votes
53 months ago

Usher sucks.


I love how the top rated quote is one Mods would normally remove. Touche' good sir. Mods must think he sucks too. ;)
Rating: 3 Votes
53 months ago

Just wondering why they don't offer this in the U.S.


Because the US is too huge to hold an event like this. You're not going to pay $200+ dollars to go to a place like New York just to see your favorite act for one night. Nor would you get on a bus or train to do so. You'll just wait until they're in town. Unless you're a diehard fan, but there's not many of those around here that aren't 14 year-olds.

You could fit the UK into Texas about 3 times, just to put that into perspective for you.
Rating: 3 Votes
53 months ago
I think its possible that we'll see Lady Gaga there since her tour will have reached London in September... I mean, it would make sense for them to ask her to come considering the records she has broken.

:)

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Things must be REALLY bad where you are if you think that.

As someone else said later in this thread-the technology is here- sadly, the true musican-based acts died out about 15 years ago. :(


Don't say things like that. A musician is someone who makes music. Thats it. It doesn't matter the genre, or amount of technology used, how old they are, or where they're from. Music is infinite, it can go in any direction we take it. If you actually take time to look around, you'd find some extremely talented artists out there.

Even in the Pop Industry, people underestimate for example, Lady Gaga's talent simply because of her art and clothing but the truth is that she has amazing talent (look it up if you're skeptical), heck, people did that to The Beatles too, but now they're were named some of the greatest bands of all time. You should give someone new a chance, even if they aren't like the old great artists. Besides, its a good things people aren't like the oldies, then we'd grow bored because everyone would sound the same.

:)
Rating: 3 Votes

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