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Topic: iTunes

Apple reportedly pressing labels for exclusive content as digital music sales dip

03/01/2014, 04:03 am

Sources within the music industry say Apple is pushing major record labels to offer exclusive content on iTunes, which would be sold using windowing strategies to boost slumping track and album sales.

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Apple adds hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar to iTunes festival lineup

02/27/2014, 02:02 pm

Grammy-nominated West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar is set to headline the second day of next month's iTunes Festival in Austin, Texas, the latest lyrical luminary to appear at the event's U.S. debut.

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Soundgarden joins US debut of Apple's iTunes Festival at SXSW

02/26/2014, 03:02 pm

Apple's first-ever iTunes Festival in the U.S., at this year's SXSW festival in Austin, Tex., will feature legendary grunge rockers Soundgarden, it was announced on Wednesday.

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Apple releases iTunes 11.1.5 with fix for device connection issues

02/26/2014, 01:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday released a minor update for iTunes, its media and syncing suite, addressing a problem that could occur when a device was plugged into a Mac for syncing.

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Apple bringing iTunes Festival to America at SXSW 2014

02/19/2014, 08:02 am

Music fans in the U.S. will finally get a chance to attend Apple's iTunes Festival as the company announced on Wednesday that the free concert event will come to 2014 edition of the annual SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.

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App Store growth makes Apple's iTunes business alone more valuable than Xerox, CBS

02/11/2014, 01:02 pm

The explosive growth of Apple's App Stores has made the company's iTunes unit one of the most valuable businesses in the world, driving more revenue than old warhorses like Xerox, CBS, and U.S. Steel.

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Apple begins international rollout for iTunes Radio, launches in Australia

02/10/2014, 01:02 pm

Apple on Monday announced the launch of iTunes Radio in Australia, marking the first time the company's streaming music service has been made available to listeners outside of the United States.

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Apple to require iBooks 'interest-age' for children, teens by June

02/06/2014, 07:02 pm

To aid with content discovery and on its iBookstore, Apple will be requiring publishers to assign an "interest-age" to e-books distributed to children, teens and young adults, including titles tagged as "educational."

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Bank of America, U2 debut iTunes-powered Product (RED) promotion during Super Bowl

02/03/2014, 08:02 am

Bank of America will donate $1 to U2 frontman Bono's Product (RED) charity for every iTunes download of the rock band's newest single, which can be grabbed from Apple's music store for free, before midnight tonight.

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Users report iTunes Radio popping up in Australia, UK, and Canada [u]

01/24/2014, 08:01 pm

Over the past few days, Apple's iTunes Radio feature has been showing up on iOS devices in Australia, Canada and the UK despite being officially limited to U.S. users, suggesting an international rollout of the service may be coming soon.

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Apple releases iTunes update with Wish List, language enhancements

01/22/2014, 04:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday released iTunes version 11.1.4, a minor update that brings enhanced Wish List viewing and language additions to the company's ubiquitous media management, purchasing and playback software.

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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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