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Topic: iTunes Radio

Beats Music enables in-app subscriptions with latest update in bid for more users

04/18/2014, 08:04 pm

Beats Music, the streaming radio arm of the Beats empire, updated its iPhone app on Friday with the notable addition of in-app subscriptions, meaning the company is now paying Apple's usual 30 percent commission on new sign-ups.

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Apple's iTunes Radio pops up in Ecuador, suggests testing in Latin American market

04/14/2014, 11:04 pm

Apple may be testing a rollout of iTunes Radio services in Latin America as reports on Monday note the feature is up and running in at least one country in the region.

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Apple considering 'dramatic' overhaul of iTunes Music Store to boost sales - report

04/09/2014, 03:04 pm

Facing significant declines in digital music sales, Apple is reportedly plotting a potential overhaul of its iTunes Music Store, in addition to considering new revenue opportunities through on-demand streaming and even allegedly an iTunes for Android.

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Explicit content slipping through Apple's iTunes Radio profanity filters

03/31/2014, 09:03 am

While Apple's iTunes Radio is set by default to block songs with explicit language from streaming, the current filters are far from perfect, with profane content slipping through the cracks to the surprise of some listeners.

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NPR brings live streaming news to Apple's iTunes Radio, more channels on the way

03/24/2014, 12:03 pm

Live streaming news content is headed to iTunes Radio, with the first partner launching on Apple's service Monday: National Public Radio.

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Apple reportedly exploring on-demand music streaming service, iTunes for Android

03/21/2014, 05:03 pm

In a supposed bid to bolster declining iTunes music sales, Apple is in talks with major record labels to launch a Spotify-like on-demand streaming service, as well as an official iTunes app for the Android mobile operating system.

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40% of Pandora users listen on Apple devices, service still growing despite iTunes Radio launch

03/20/2014, 12:03 pm

Internet radio service Pandora is heavily dependent on Apple hardware, with about 40 percent of listeners accessing the service through an Apple device. And yet the launch of Apple's competing iTunes Radio last September has not stopped Pandora from continuing to grow.

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6 months after launch, Apple's iTunes Radio already more popular than Spotify

03/11/2014, 09:03 am

Apple's iTunes Radio has carved out 8 percent of the U.S. streaming music market, placing it ahead of popular service Spotify and just behind second-place iHeart Radio, according to newly released data.

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Amazon reportedly looking into music streaming service for Prime members

02/27/2014, 07:02 pm

Amazon recently initiated discussions with major music labels in an effort to kickstart a streaming service for its paying Prime members, one report says, possibly signaling the entry of yet another service into the crowded Internet radio space.

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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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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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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 redirects iAd sales team to iTunes Radio, eyes self-serve for in-app ads

12/16/2013, 05:12 pm

Apple has reportedly shifted its iAd sales team's focus toward bringing in advertisers for the nascent iTunes Radio service, with plans to move the company's advertising business to a new real-time bidding system.

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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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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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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's App Store hits 1M options, iTunes Radio users play 1B songs

10/22/2013, 01:10 pm

The iOS App Store now has more than a million applications available, Apple announced on Tuesday. And the recently launched iTunes Radio has already hit more than 20 million users.

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Apple's iTunes Radio is 'credible threat,' says Pandora CFO

10/16/2013, 03:10 pm

In a Monday interview, Pandora finance chief Mike Herring talked about the impact Apple's recently-released iTunes Radio will have on rival internet radio services and iTunes's effect on the wider music industry.

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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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Job posting hints at Canadian iTunes Radio rollout

10/04/2013, 08:10 pm

According to a recently discovered job posting, Apple is seeking an "iTunes Canada Music Programmer," suggesting the company may be close to releasing the service in that country sometime soon.

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