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Topic: iTunes

Spotify royalties surpass Apple's iTunes in Europe by 13%, report says

11/05/2014, 12:11 am

In what could be a bellwether for the global recording industry, royalty payments from streaming service Spotify have reportedly overtaken earnings from Apple's iTunes music store in Europe, a drastic shift from only last year.

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'Disney Movies Anywhere' gets Android app, ushers in cross-platform movie purchasing

11/04/2014, 01:11 am

Disney on Tuesday rolled out an Android app for its "Disney Movies Anywhere" cloud service -- already available for iOS -- in a rare deal that finds Apple and Google sharing digital content rights for movie purchases.

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Beyonce rumored to release second iTunes exclusive 'visual album' on Nov. 14

11/03/2014, 05:11 pm

A supposedly leaked photo appears to show the tracklist for an unannounced iTunes exclusive Beyonce release set for November, which will feature collaborations with Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and more.

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Musician Trent Reznor working on secret music delivery project at Apple

10/31/2014, 03:10 pm

Calling it "challenging" and "unfamiliar," Nine Inch Nails rocker and film composer Trent Reznor has revealed he is deeply involved in a secretive music delivery product in the works at Apple.

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Killer Deals: $150 off iMac Retina 5K, $350 off Mac Pro, $40 off iPad Air 2, $30 off iPad mini 3, up to $268 off HP Printers

10/30/2014, 04:10 pm

For an extremely limited time, AI readers can take advantage of some truly killer -- and previously unseen -- deals including $150 off the just-introduced iMac with Retina 5K display, $350 off the entry Mac Pro, $150 off a 13-inch MacBook Pro and 3% off all other MacBooks. There's also a handful discounts on new iPads, iTunes Gift Cards, and coupons for up to $268 off HP printers.

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iTunes sales down 13% this year as Apple plans to rebuild, rebrand Beats Music subscription service

10/24/2014, 12:10 pm

Sales from Apple's iTunes Store have fallen significantly thus far in 2014, helping to push forward the company's alleged plans to revamp the recently acquired Beats Music and make it part of the iTunes brand.

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Apple releases iTunes 12.0.1 designed for OS X 10.10 Yosemite

10/16/2014, 06:10 pm

Shortly after releasing the final public version of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple on Thursday pushed out iTunes 12.0.1 with various design and performance enhancements in line with the company's new Mac operating system.

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Apple alerts developers to upcoming iTunes Connect downtime

10/15/2014, 04:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday sent out emails to developers, notifying them of an upcoming iTunes Connect maintenance update scheduled for next week.

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U2 frontman Bono apologizes for foisting 'Songs of Innocence' on unsuspecting iTunes users

10/14/2014, 07:10 pm

During a Facebook interview posted to the Web on Tuesday, U2's Bono apologized for Apple's handling of the "Songs of Innocence" LP giveaway, which caused automatic downloads for many users after the company linked the album to all iTunes accounts.

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Apple introduces redesigned iTunes Store to iTunes 12 beta testers

10/10/2014, 07:10 pm

Ahead of an expected OS X Yosemite debut next week, Apple on Friday rolled out a revamped iTunes Store for beta testers using iTunes 12 on the next-gen operating system, revealing a reworked user interface more in line with the flat aesthetic the company is moving toward.

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Apple says U2's 'Songs of Innocence' album downloaded 26M times since debut

10/09/2014, 04:10 pm

Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue on Thursday said U2's "Songs of Innocence," which was offered for free to iTunes users, has been downloaded 26 million times since its release on Sept. 9.

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Apple seeds iTunes 12 beta 3 to developers ahead of OS X Yosemite launch

10/02/2014, 05:10 pm

Apple on Thursday issued the third beta build of iTunes 12 to developers and members of its Apple Seed program, bringing minor tweaks and backend enhancements to the stalwart media app.

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Apple, U2 reportedly working on secret new digital music format

09/18/2014, 10:09 am

U2's new collaboration with Apple appears to run deeper than the recent exclusive release of the band's new Songs of Innocence album on iTunes, as the Irish rockers are said to be working alongside the iPhone maker to create a new digital music format.

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Apple creates dedicated portal for users to remove unwanted U2 album

09/15/2014, 01:09 pm

With hordes of iTunes customers loudly voicing their displeasure at having received 22-time Grammy-award-winning rock group U2's latest album for free in recent days, Apple responded to the cacophony on Monday with a new single-purpose web portal that will allow disgruntled users to remove the album from their iTunes accounts.

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U2 'Songs of Innocence' giveaway drives 2M downloads as back catalog sales soar

09/12/2014, 03:09 pm

More than 2 million copies of Irish rock band U2's new "Songs of Innocence" album have reportedly been downloaded through Apple's iTunes Music Store since the record's release earlier this week, enough to push it over the threshold for "double platinum" status, and have driven strong sales of U2's previous discography.

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Apple links new U2 album to iTunes accounts, causes unapproved auto-downloads

09/10/2014, 09:09 pm

As part of its free promotional offer of U2's "Songs of Innocence" LP, it appears Apple is flagging the content as owned for all iTunes accounts, meaning iOS device users who have automatic downloads enabled will get the entire album pushed to their device without prior approval.

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Apple releases iTunes 12 beta ahead of OS X 10.10 Yosemite debut

09/10/2014, 07:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued a new iTunes 12 beta for the upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system, possibly to address issues issues some users were seeing when trying to install the iOS 8 GM that was released yesterday.

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Apple's iTunes 11.4 update for OS X Mavericks adds iOS 8 support

09/09/2014, 07:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday released the latest version of iTunes for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, bringing support for the company's upcoming iOS 8 mobile operating system.

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U2 to give their new LP to every iTunes customer for free in largest album release ever

09/09/2014, 03:09 pm

Adding to the tsunami of major announcements coming out of Cupertino on Friday, Apple and Irish rockers U2 teamed up to give away a free copy the band's new album to each one of the more than 500 million iTunes customers in 119 countries around the world.

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Apple's iTunes Store hit with hours-long outage affecting music, app and e-book downloads [u]

09/03/2014, 12:09 am

Apple late Tuesday confirmed an unknown issue affecting its digital storefronts has barred users from purchasing, downloading or re-downloading content from the iTunes Music Store, App Store and iBookstore.

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