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Topic: iTunes Radio

Apple Music Radio debuts in iOS 8.4 & iOS 9 betas with 28 stations, including Beats 1

06/18/2015, 09:06 am

The native Music app in Apple's iOS 8.4 and iOS 9 betas was updated on Thursday with access to a new "Radio" tab, including a preview of the company's new live, flagship radio station Beats 1.

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Apple, record labels negotiating last-minute streaming service terms days before expected WWDC launch

06/04/2015, 09:06 pm

With Apple widely expected to announce a new subscription-based music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, a report on Thursday suggests the company is cutting it close and holding last-minute negotiations with record labels.

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Subscription music service expected to boost iPhone experience, but not Apple's profits

06/04/2015, 03:06 pm

Apple is expected to announce a new subscription streaming music service at WWDC next week, but investment bank Piper Jaffray expects that the pay-to-play Spotify competitor will bolster the iPhone ecosystem much more than it will pad Apple's bottom line.

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Apple to announce $10-per-month on-demand music service, will retain Beats Music for now - report

06/01/2015, 02:06 pm

At WWDC in one week, Apple is expected to formally announce a new on-demand streaming subscription service that will take on the likes of Spotify for $10 per month, but will not outright replace Beats Music at first, according to a new report.

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Apple reportedly wooing Drake, Pharrell, David Guetta for iTunes Radio guest DJ spot

05/31/2015, 05:05 pm

As Apple prepares to relaunch a revamped version of its free-to-stream iTunes Radio service, the company is looking to bring on musicians Drake, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta as guest DJs, a report said Sunday.

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References to 'iTunes Subscription' pop up in iTunes, could point to rumored streaming service

04/24/2015, 02:04 am

References to a heretofore unknown "iTunes Subscription" service showed up in the iTunes desktop client on Friday, potentially revealing a few details of a rumored Apple-branded streaming music solution said to launch sometime this year.

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Pandora CFO says service coming to CarPlay, calls Apple 'frenemy'

03/31/2015, 06:03 pm

When CarPlay debuted in 2014, Internet radio service Pandora, seemingly a perfect fit for an iOS-based automotive system, was conspicuously absent from Apple's list of launch partners. That may soon change, according to one Pandora executive.

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Apple debuts programatic iAd buys on iTunes Radio, 'Customer Match' demographic targeting

03/19/2015, 07:03 pm

Apple on Thursday officially started accepting programatic, or automated, iAd buys for iTunes Radio and rolled out a new user targeting feature called Customer Match.

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Sony to shutter iTunes & Beats Music competitor Music Unlimited, partner with Spotify

01/28/2015, 04:01 pm

Struggling Japanese electronics maker Sony has conceded defeat in the digital music market, announcing on Wednesday that it will close its cross-platform Music Unlimited service at the end of March and refer customers to another iTunes & Beats Music competitor, Spotify.

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Apple buys UK music tracking startup Semetric to boost Beats Music analytics

01/21/2015, 06:01 am

Apple has purchased British media analytics startup Semetric in what appears to be the next step in a planned push for Beats Music, the streaming music platform Apple acquired last year as part of its Beats deal.

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Digital music sales dropped 9% in 2014 while streaming surged 54%

01/02/2015, 01:01 pm

Apple's acquisition of streaming service Beats Music looms large over the latest music sales data, showing once again that the industry is trending away from sales of digital songs and albums.

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Bose may take on Apple's Beats Music, iTunes Radio with new streaming music platform

12/15/2014, 11:12 pm

A reported Bose job listing for a "cloud music services" UX designer suggests the company is working on a next-generation streaming platform to rival Beats Music, iTunes Radio and other services in what is becoming an increasingly crowded field.

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Apple flips switch on holiday-themed iTunes Radio stations

12/05/2014, 02:12 am

Apple on Thursday activated a number of curated iTunes Radio stations playing nothing but Christmas tunes for the holidays, including tailored genre-specific track lists ranging from children's sing-alongs to Latin.

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Apple wants to cut the price of Beats Music subscriptions to $5 per month - report

10/20/2014, 08:10 am

Apple has reportedly pitched music labels a new lower pricing structure for its Beats Music service, arguing that subscriptions could grow considerably if the price could be lowered to just $5 per month.

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Apple may end Beats Music brand, to keep subscription streaming service active [u]

09/22/2014, 04:09 pm

Apple on Monday denied rumors that it is planning to shut down the Beats Music subscription service, but a new report claims the company is looking into a branding change to more closely align the property with other first-party offerings.

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Revised music royalty rules could hurt Apple's Beats Music, iTunes Radio

08/15/2014, 11:08 am

The U.S. Justice Department is in the process of deciding whether to revise the laws regarding music royalty rates --changes that could have an effect on Apple's streaming music offerings Beats Music and iTunes Radio.

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Apple confirms purchase of personalized talk radio service Swell, shuts down app

07/29/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple has indeed purchased Swell, a personalized news radio application, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after promptly shutting removing the free download from the iOS App Store.

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Apple expected to buy personalized talk radio app Swell for $30 million

07/28/2014, 08:07 am

Apple may bolster its streaming media services with the addition of technology and talent from Swell, a personalized news radio application currently available for iPhone, which it is said to have bought for $30 million.

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Google counters Apple's Beats buy with acquisition of music streaming service Songza

07/01/2014, 04:07 pm

Continuing its recent spree of acquisitions, Google on Tuesday announced it has purchased curated music streaming service Songza for an undisclosed sum.

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T-Mobile's 'Music Freedom' lets users stream music for free from services like iTunes Radio

06/18/2014, 10:06 pm

In an announcement during the "Un-Carrier 5.0" press conference on Wednesday, T-Mobile skipped the wait and went straight to "Un-Carrier 6.0," a program that lets customers stream music from top Internet radio services without having the data used count against their allotted monthly plans.

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