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Apple allegedly teaming up with Shazam for song-identification feature in iOS 8

Come iOS 8, you might soon be able to ask your iPhone what song is playing and get an answer. Apple is reportedly prepping an update to Siri that will enable music identification. Instead of rolling their own music ID software and library, however, Apple is doing as they've done with many Siri...
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iTunes Radio getting its first news channel from NPR

iTunes Radio launched with iOS 7 as Apple's first music streaming service, but it's now set to go beyond that with its first news channel from NPR. According to Peter Kafka from re/code, the new channel should be going live today. NPR’s channel, which should be live today, will offer a free...
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Record labels reportedly underwhelmed by iTunes Radio, want more change from Apple

There are two places in the world — the movie and record industries — where it's apparently permissible to be stunned that people will stop paying for something when they can get it for free. That's where the record industry is today, reportedly disappointed by the lack of revenue coming their...
Why iTunes Radio is not a replacement for services like Rdio, Spotify, and Beats Music

Why iTunes Radio is not a replacement for services like Rdio, Spotify, and Beats Music

Before replacing a service like Rdio, Spotify, or Beats Music with iTunes Radio, here's what you need to know! I recently reviewed Beats Music and the feedback made me realize that a lot of people are confused about the differences between it, similar services like Spotify and Rdio, and iTunes...
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iOS 8 could see iTunes Radio as a standalone app

Apple is reportedly already looking at improving iTunes Radio for iOS 8, including breaking it out into a standalone app. While currently iTunes Radio resides within the iOS 7 music app, sources have indicated to Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac why this might be set to change in the future: In an...
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iTunes Radio already third most popular U.S. music streaming service

iTunes Radio may be the new kid on the block, but it has already ranked as the third most popular streaming service in the U.S. The runaway leader is still Pandora but behind that Apple's offering is only just behind iHeartRadio, while placing higher than the likes of Spotify, Google Play All...
Apple pushes music labels for Beyonce-style exclusives

Apple pushes music labels for Beyonce-style exclusives

Apple is putting the full court press on major music labels to do more exclusive deals like Beyonce's recent arrangement. Apple's reportedly pushing for deals in the wake of slowing download sales. Billboard: As music download sales decline--digital track sales fell 5.7% from 1.34 billion...
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iTunes Radio vs Spotify free: Which free mobile music service is best?

With the launch of iTunes Radio earlier this year, Apple certainly ruffled a few feathers in the mobile music world. The seamless integration into iOS 7 and iTunes Desktop for Mac and Windows meant that folks who'd never entertained a music streaming service before were being exposed to it for...
Analyst: Apps are to blame for music sales drop, not streaming services

Analyst: Apps are to blame for music sales drop, not streaming services

Digital music sales have declined for the first time since the iTunes Store went online, according to a recent Billboard report. Analyst Horace Dediu thinks he knows the culprit: apps. Dediu explains his reasoning in a new post on Asymco. Dediu discounts the theory offered by Billboard that we'...
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DoubleTwist for Mac records your iTunes Radio music to listen to again and again

iTunes users who've dabbled in Android might be familiar with DoubleTwist, which has now brought its latest creation, AirPlay Recorder, to the Mac. Simply put, this app will take your iTunes Radio stream, record it, and leave it for you to listen back to time and time again. It works by...

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Apple allegedly teaming up with Shazam for song-identification feature in iOS 8

Come iOS 8, you might soon be able to ask your iPhone what song is playing and get an answer. Apple is reportedly prepping an update to Siri that will enable music identification. Instead of rolling their own music ID software and library, however, Apple is doing as they've done with many Siri features and partnering with an existing force in the space — in this case, music ID powerhouse Shazam.

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Record labels reportedly underwhelmed by iTunes Radio, want more change from Apple

There are two places in the world — the movie and record industries — where it's apparently permissible to be stunned that people will stop paying for something when they can get it for free. That's where the record industry is today, reportedly disappointed by the lack of revenue coming their way after the launch of iTunes Radio. The report comes courtesy of Billboard.

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iTunes Radio getting its first news channel from NPR

iTunes Radio launched with iOS 7 as Apple's first music streaming service, but it's now set to go beyond that with its first news channel from NPR. According to Peter Kafka from re/code, the new channel should be going live today.

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How to instantly buy iTunes Radio songs in iTunes

iTunes Radio is a great way to discover new music. So what if you stumble across a song you like so much you want to own it and keep it forever? Easy. With just a few taps you can buy it instantly from iTunes!

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iOS 8 could see iTunes Radio as a standalone app

Apple is reportedly already looking at improving iTunes Radio for iOS 8, including breaking it out into a standalone app. While currently iTunes Radio resides within the iOS 7 music app, sources have indicated to Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac why this might be set to change in the future:

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iTunes Radio already third most popular U.S. music streaming service

iTunes Radio may be the new kid on the block, but it has already ranked as the third most popular streaming service in the U.S. The runaway leader is still Pandora but behind that Apple's offering is only just behind iHeartRadio, while placing higher than the likes of Spotify, Google Play All Access and Rhapsody.

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Apple pushes music labels for Beyonce-style exclusives

Apple is putting the full court press on major music labels to do more exclusive deals like Beyonce's recent arrangement. Apple's reportedly pushing for deals in the wake of slowing download sales.

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DoubleTwist for Mac records your iTunes Radio music to listen to again and again

iTunes users who've dabbled in Android might be familiar with DoubleTwist, which has now brought its latest creation, AirPlay Recorder, to the Mac. Simply put, this app will take your iTunes Radio stream, record it, and leave it for you to listen back to time and time again.

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iTunes Radio hits Australia... still waiting on the rest of the world

Apple has started expanding the availability of iTunes Radio outside of the United States, launching today in Australia. This is the first such expansion of Apple's radio service since its launch with iOS 7 in September, though it briefly appeared in the UK and Canada in October.

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Why iTunes Radio is not a replacement for services like Rdio, Spotify, and Beats Music

I recently reviewed Beats Music and the feedback made me realize that a lot of people are confused about the differences between it, similar services like Spotify and Rdio, and iTunes Radio. They're really not the same, and it really matters. Here's why!

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How to personalize your listening experience with iTunes Radio

iTunes Radio is a great way to discover and enjoy music on the go with iPhone and iPad, or when you're in the office using iTunes. Even though you can always choose from featured stations that are constantly changing, it's always more fun to create your own stations. While how to create a station in iTunes Radio is obvious, a lot of people don't realize you can further personalize stations to suit your exact tastes and listening preferences. Here's how:

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Analyst: Apps are to blame for music sales drop, not streaming services

Digital music sales have declined for the first time since the iTunes Store went online, according to a recent Billboard report. Analyst Horace Dediu thinks he knows the culprit: apps. Dediu explains his reasoning in a new post on Asymco.

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How to play iTunes Radio stations with Siri on iOS 7

If your iPhone or iPad is on iOS 7 or higher, and you're in the U.S., you've got iTunes Radio. While it's fun to browse stations and create your own, if you're driving or in a situation where you can't launch the Music app and freely browse, you can tell Siri what you want to listen to instead.

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iTunes Radio vs Spotify free: Which free mobile music service is best?

With the launch of iTunes Radio earlier this year, Apple certainly ruffled a few feathers in the mobile music world. The seamless integration into iOS 7 and iTunes Desktop for Mac and Windows meant that folks who'd never entertained a music streaming service before were being exposed to it for the first time in a simple manner. Well, folks in the United States anyway.

Then, just this past week Spotify finally threw its hat in the free music ring. Previously, free account subscribers were only allowed to listen to music while at their computers, with mobile access requiring a premium subscription. All that has now changed, with a free, ad-supported model to help you get your groove on using your iPhone or iPad – and yes, it's also supported on Android right now.

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Early surprise for Eminem fans: New album makes early iTunes Radio debut

Eminem's new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, makes its debut next week. But if you want to get an early jump on hearing it, all you have to do is tune in to iTunes Radio, according to 9to5Mac.

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iTunes Radio reaches 20 million listeners, over 1 billion songs played

iTunes Radio, which was debuted with iOS 7, has already reached over 20 million listeners and 1 billion played songs since it's launch in September, according to Tim Cook live from Apple's iPad event.

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Giving iTunes Radio a second chance

iOS 7 brought with it the introduction of iTunes Radio. This left me hoping I could cancel a few of my streaming subscriptions and replace them with it . My initial impressions of iTunes Radio for iOS left me skeptical to say the least. Since then I've looped back around and given it a second chance. While it's far from perfect, I have come to find that it's a great companion to my daily driver, which is Rdio. Here's why:

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iTunes Radio made a brief appearance in the UK and Canada

While the rest of the non-American world waits patiently to receive iTunes Radio, it seems today some folks in the UK and Canada managed to grab a glimpse of the service before it was promptly taken away. 9to5Mac received numerous tips from folks in the UK who had just seen iTunes Radio turn up in their iOS 7 Music app for the first time, but it wasn't long before it was gone again.

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Waiting for iTunes Radio in Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Scandinavia? You may be waiting until early 2014...

When Apple announced iTunes Radio for iOS 7, it was as a US only service, at least at first. Unfortunately, that might not change until 2014 at the earliest, even for countries like Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Scandinavia, which typically enjoy early Apple rollouts. From speaking with people in the music industry over the years, I've continually heard what an utter pain it is getting content licensing deals, especially outside the US, even for Apple. Andy Fixmer and Adam Satariano of Bloomberg point out that even though it may feel slow, it's still faster than many rival services have been able to grow their offerings:

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How to create your own station in iTunes Radio for iOS

If you're running iOS 7 on your iPhone or iPad, iTunes Radio comes bundled right in the Music app. While you can always listen to the stations Apple is currently featuring, you can also create your own based on any genre, album, or track you'd like.

Here's how:

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