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Apple's iTunes Radio Becomes Third Most Popular U.S. Music Streaming Service

Tuesday March 11, 2014 5:44 am PDT by
Less than six months after its launch alongside iOS 7 last September, Apple's iTunes Radio has become the third most popular music streaming service in the United States, according to a new report from Edison Research and Statista (via Fortune). While Pandora and iHeartRadio took first and second place with a 31% and 9% share of the market respectively, iTunes Radio accounted for an 8%...

'AirPlay Recorder' App Lets Mac Users Save Songs From iTunes Radio

Monday February 17, 2014 2:25 pm PST by
doubleTwist, the company behind the popular multi-platform iTunes-compatible doubleTwist Media Player, today brought its new AirPlay Recorder app to the Mac, allowing iTunes users to capture and save streaming audio for offline use.First introduced for Android in January, AirPlay Recorder is designed to record audio, such as streaming songs from iTunes Radio, using AirPlay. After downloading...

Apple's iTunes Radio Streaming Music Service Launches in Australia

Monday February 10, 2014 10:43 am PST by
Apple has launched its iTunes Radio streaming music product in Australia, the first non-U.S. country to get the service after it was launched alongside iOS 7 in September. It was reported in October that Apple was looking to launch iTunes Radio in the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in early 2014.Apple today announced iTunes Radio™ is now available to music fans in Australia. iTunes...

Reports of iTunes Radio Working in the U.K. After iPhone Restore

Friday January 24, 2014 3:52 pm PST by
Over the past several months, iTunes users in the U.K. and several other countries have noticed the availability of the welcome screen of iTunes Radio on their devices, hinting at an upcoming release. As of today, MacRumors has had a few reports from U.K. and Australian users that have been able to access and listen to iTunes Radio on their iPhones. While some MacRumors forum members in the...

Apple's iAd Focus Turns to iTunes Radio With New Real-Time Bidding Exchange

Monday December 16, 2013 1:06 pm PST by
Apple's iAd team will be focusing heavily on monetizing iTunes Radio through advertising sales in the new year, reports Adweek. Apple's SVP of Internet software and services Eddy Cue reportedly told iAd staff that iTunes Radio ads, rather than app ads, are the new top priority.Indeed, there is a new focus within the company’s advertising unit, and the mantra came direct from Eddy Cue, Apple's...

Remote iOS App Updated to Add iTunes Radio Control on Mac or PC

Thursday December 12, 2013 2:56 pm PST by
Apple has updated its Remote iOS app to add control of iTunes Radio on iTunes on the Mac or PC. Previously, Remote could not control iTunes Radio on computers.The app was previously updated in early November with an iOS 7-inspired redesign.Remote is designed to be in perfect sync with iTunes. With just a few taps on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, you can play iTunes Radio from anywhere in...

Apple Hires New iTunes Radio Ad Sales Executive

Tuesday December 10, 2013 9:29 am PST by
Ahead of a significant expansion of its new iTunes Radio product, Apple has hired Michael Pallad to run its iTunes Radio international ad sales team. Pallad was most recently the head of sales for Cumulus Media, the new holding company for what used to be Clear Channel's radio properties. The hire was reported by AdAge.Mr. Pallad started with Apple on December 2 and spent last week at the...

Pandora CFO Sees iTunes Radio as 'Credible Threat', Calls iTunes 'Detrimental' to Music Industry

Wednesday October 16, 2013 7:55 am PDT by
Pandora CFO Mike Herring this week made several comments about Apple's iTunes Radio service in an interview with CNET. The executive addressed on a number of topics, including how he sees competing music streaming services as viable threats, the issues surrounding artist pay by streaming services, and the current state of affairs for all streaming services for paying artists. When asked...

Apple to Expand iTunes Radio to U.K, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and More by Early 2014

Monday October 7, 2013 6:52 pm PDT by
Following last week's news that iTunes Radio would be expanding to Canada within the next few months, Bloomberg is reporting that Apple plans expand the service to the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand by early 2014, ahead of competitor Pandora’s own expansion. The expansion could also include Nordic countries. Apple Inc. plans to expand iTunes Radio to English-speaking countries...

iTunes Radio May Be Coming Soon to Canada

Friday October 4, 2013 6:09 pm PDT by
iTunes Radio, Apple's streaming music service that debuted alongside iOS 7, is currently limited to users in the United States. That may change in the near future, however, as Apple appears to be preparing to launch the service in Canada. Apple recently added a new job listing (via 9to5Mac) seeking an iTunes Canada Music Programmer, who will be responsible for overseeing the programming of...

Apple TV 6.0 Software Update Released with iTunes Radio and AirPlay from iCloud Functionality

Friday September 20, 2013 12:05 pm PDT by
Following the release of iOS 7 and the debut of its new iPhones, Apple has today pushed a new software update to its Apple TV set-top box following months of testing. As expected, the update offers a number of new features for Apple TV users, including support for Apple’s newly released iTunes Radio music service, iCloud Photos and Videos, iTunes Music Store purchases on the device, Podcasts,...

Apple Releases iOS 7 With UI Redesign, iTunes Radio, New Notification Center, Multitasking Screen and More

Wednesday September 18, 2013 10:56 am PDT by
Apple has just released iOS 7 to the public, making the download available to users of recent iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch models. Users can obtain the update either by connecting their devices to iTunes and clicking the "Check for Update" button or checking for over-the-air updates on their devices via Settings -> General -> Software Update. It may, however, take a few minutes for the update to...

Apple Releases iTunes 11.1 with iTunes Radio, Genius Shuffle and More

Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:48 am PDT by
Ahead of today's release of iOS 7, Apple has just released iTunes 11.1 with support for iTunes Radio (U.S. only at launch), Genius Shuffle, and more.This version of iTunes comes with several major new features, including: iTunes Radio. iTunes Radio is a great new way to discover music. Choose from over 250 stations or start a new one from your favorite artist or song. Enjoy iTunes Radio...

First iOS 7 Reviews: Everything Improved, iTunes Radio Recommendations Are 'Frighteningly Accurate'

Tuesday September 17, 2013 8:08 pm PDT by
At its September 10 iPhone event, Apple provided multiple publications with iPhones running iOS 7. The embargo has now lifted on review posts, so we have gathered some relevant excerpts from each site in order to highlight general release reactions to Apple's new operating system. Jim Dalrymple, The LoopiOS 7 isn’t a big change functionally from what we’re all used to with iOS 6. Apple...

Rdio Announcing Free Music Service Ahead of iTunes Radio Launch This Week

Monday September 16, 2013 8:51 am PDT by
Online music streaming service Rdio is announcing the launch of a free, ad-supported music service along with a new, $100 million partnership with radio operator Cumulus, reports The New York Times. The move comes as Apple is officially launching its own ad-supported music streaming service, iTunes Radio, this week on September 18 with the public release of iOS 7. Currently, plans for Rdio...

Apple Beefing Up iAd Team Ahead of iTunes Radio Launch

Wednesday September 4, 2013 10:16 am PDT by
Apple has been working to expand its iAd team over the past month, posting job listings for dozens of positions just as the company prepares to launch its iTunes Radio streaming music service, notes Ad Age. Apple's iAd team is handling advertising for the new service and has reportedly already signed up a number of high-profile brands to advertise on the service from its launch.Apple had posted...

Pandora to Remove 40-Hour Free Listening Limit Ahead of iTunes Radio Launch

Thursday August 22, 2013 4:24 pm PDT by
During today's earnings call, Pandora CFO Mike Herring said the company will again allow unlimited listening via mobile devices, eliminating its recently implemented monthly cap. First introduced in February, Pandora's 40-hour per month limit was put in place as a direct result of increased royalty rates. While desktop Pandora listeners were able to listen to unlimited music, mobile users that ...

iTunes Radio to Debut in September with Multiple High-Profile Advertising Partners

Tuesday August 20, 2013 12:17 pm PDT by
Apple's iTunes Radio will debut in September with a number of brand partners including McDonald's, Nissan, Pepsi, and Procter & Gamble, reports AdAge. Under the terms of the deal, Apple's launch partners will get exclusive ads within their industries through the end of 2013.The deals range from the high single-digit millions of dollars to tens of millions of dollars and include a 12 month...

Apple Releases iTunes 11.1 Beta 1 to Developers, Includes iTunes Radio

Monday July 29, 2013 11:45 am PDT by
Apple has released a beta version of iTunes 11.1 with support for iTunes Radio, Apple's new Pandora-like music streaming service. The beta has a build number of iTunes 11.1b44.iTunes Radio is a new internet radio service built into iOS 7, the next version of the Apple TV and the next version of iTunes on Windows and Mac, all expected to be released this fall. The new feature offers music...

Digital Music Streams Up 24% in 2013 Ahead of iTunes Radio Launch

Friday July 19, 2013 12:15 pm PDT by
Ahead of the launch of iTunes Radio this fall, Nielsen has published its findings on U.S. music sales for the first half of 2013. Amongst other things, the survey showed total streams of both audio and video music increased 24% to 51 billion streams versus the same time period last year. With digital album sales rising only 6.3% and digital single-track sales actually down 2.3%, streaming music ...