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Topic: iTunes

Digital music sales drop for first time since advent of iTunes Store, execs blame streaming

01/03/2014, 08:01 pm

Full-year sales of digital music tracks and albums have decreased in 2013 for the first time since Apple launched the iTunes Store in 2003, and industry executives blaming streaming music services like Pandora and iTunes Radio for the drop.

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Apple celebrates New Years Eve with free single from Avicii in US & UK

12/31/2013, 08:12 am

With 2013 drawing to a close, day six of Apple's "12 Days of Gifts" is an appropriately timed free "New Years Eve Mix" from Swedish DJ Avicii, including a track and a music video for both U.S. and U.K. users.

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Martin Scorsese's Oscar winning film 'Hugo' is Apple's latest free gift in US

12/30/2013, 08:12 am

Apple's "12 Days of Gifts" continues to roll on, with Monday's offering of critically acclaimed film "Hugo" marking the fifth free item offered to users in the United States, while those in the U.K. can instead download the holiday classic "Home Alone."

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Apple's '12 Days of Gifts' continue with free 'Tiny Thief' iOS game [u]

12/27/2013, 08:12 am

The second day of Apple's newly-expanded "12 Days of Christmas" promotion originally made the pilot episode of popular television drama "Once Upon a Time" a free download for U.S. users, but it has since changed to the iOS game "Tiny Thief" without explanation [updated].

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Apple kicks off '12 Days of Gifts' with Justin Timberlake single

12/26/2013, 12:12 am

As planned, Apple on Thursday kicked off its "12 Days of Gifts" promotion in the U.S. and other participating countries with a download of four songs from Justin Timberlake's performance at this year's iTunes Festival.

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Apple enables iBookstore gifting in time for holidays

12/17/2013, 04:12 pm

Just in time for last-minute holiday shopping, Apple on Tuesday added the ability to gift books through the iBookstore, adding to the company's other digital present options from iTunes.

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Apple announces 'Best of 2013' iTunes list, 'Duolingo' and 'Disney Animated' take top app honors

12/17/2013, 02:12 am

Apple late Monday published its "Best of iTunes" charts for 2013, revealing this year's top downloads and editors' choice picks for music, movies, TV shows, apps, books and podcasts.

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Beyonce's iTunes exclusive becomes Apple's fastest selling album ever

12/16/2013, 12:12 pm

Digital music downloads hit a new record with the surprise launch of Beyonce's latest album, exclusively on iTunes, with more than 800,000 copies sold in the first three days.

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Beyonce drops surprise 'visual album' on iTunes, debuts 'Grown Woman' music video

12/13/2013, 01:12 am

Late Thursday night, Beyonce released her fifth LP on iTunes in what is being billed as an "exclusive visual album," which has taken over the digital storefront's homepage on both Mac and iOS.

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Apple hires terrestrial radio exec to helm iTunes Radio ad sales group

12/10/2013, 11:12 am

Michael Pallad, formerly senior vice president of National & Network Sales at radio conglomerate Cumulus Media, has begun work at Apple as the head of iTunes Radio's international advertising sales force, according to a new report.

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Apple said to bring iTunes Match to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland

12/09/2013, 04:12 pm

Apple's popular cloud music locker expanded to four additional countries Monday, as European nations Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden reportedly gained access.

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Apple features Clumsy Ninja as first iOS App Store title with a video preview

11/21/2013, 05:11 pm

After years of requests from third party developers, Apple has included the first video preview of an app within the App Store: a minute long "trailer" promoting featured app Clumsy Ninja.

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Twelve years ago today Apple began selling iPod

11/10/2013, 03:11 pm

On Saturday November 10, 2001, Apple began selling iPod, a new product the company described as "a breakthrough MP3 music player that packs up to 1,000 CD-quality songs into an ultra-portable, 6.5 ounce design that fits in your pocket."

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Pandora says iTunes Radio not affecting business, loses nearly 2M active listeners

11/05/2013, 10:11 pm

Pandora's chief financial officer Michael Herring touted the company's resilience in the face of Internet radio newcomer Apple, saying listening hours were up over eight percent in October despite the loss of some 1.8 million active listeners.

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Apple simplifies bulk book and app deployment with new 'managed distribution' program

11/05/2013, 04:11 pm

Apple has replaced the unwieldy process of distributing hundreds or thousands of individual redemption codes with a new, streamlined method that allows administrators to remotely "assign" apps and textbooks to students or teachers.

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Apple pushes out iTunes 11.1.3 with equalizer bug fix, performance enhancements

11/05/2013, 04:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued a minor iTunes update to deal with various bugs, including an issue with the software's built-in equalizer.

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92% of iTunes Radio listeners still use Pandora, says new report

10/28/2013, 03:10 pm

A survey of more than 800 iOS device owners shows that of those who have tried Apple's new iTunes Radio, the vast majority have either returned to Pandora exclusively or continue to use the streaming service alongside Apple's offering.

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Apple offering iTunes credit for eligible customers that purchased iWork, iMovie, iPhoto after September 1

10/11/2013, 10:10 pm

Apple has begun offering iTunes credit to customers who purchased both a new iOS device and iPhoto, iMovie, or the iWork suite of apps after September 1.

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Foursquare update brings real-time recommendations

10/09/2013, 11:10 pm

Popular location-based social networking app Foursquare saw an update on Wednesday that brought a number of new features, including the ability to check which friends are nearby a user at a given time.

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Apple said to prep iTunes Radio for early-2014 UK, Canada, Australia rollouts

10/07/2013, 09:10 pm

Apple is working to expand iTunes Radio to English-speaking countries outside of the United States by early 2014, according to a new report.

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