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Topic: iTunes Radio

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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ESPN Radio & local NPR stations come to Apple's iTunes Radio streaming service

06/10/2014, 01:06 pm

Live 24-hour streaming sports content from ESPN Radio, as well as local National Public Radio affiliates from around the U.S., are now available to hear on Apple's iTunes Radio service.

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Apple's 'arrogance' wrought mediocre iTunes Radio and led to Beats buy, report says

06/05/2014, 09:06 pm

Amid the furor of Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats, pundits asked why the Cupertino company would sink so much capital into what amounts to a brand name. A report on Thursday now claims a shortsighted and credulous iTunes management team put out an inferior product in iTunes Radio, which in turn forced the acquisition.

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Apple planning locally targeted ads for iTunes Radio, iAd promotion of iTunes - report

05/30/2014, 01:05 pm

Apple's mobile advertising efforts are expected to increase this year, when the company is reportedly planning to have locally targeted ads air on iTunes Radio, and will also begin promoting iTunes content through its own iAd network.

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Apple emphasizes acquisition of Beats Music streaming service in blockbuster announcement

05/28/2014, 05:05 pm

While Beats may be best known for its headphones, Apple made it clear in announcing its $3 billion acquisition of the company on Wednesday that its real interest lies in the subscription Beats Music streaming service, which will complement Apple's existing iTunes offerings.

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Beats acquisition would give Iovine and Dr. Dre senior positions at Apple, report says

05/09/2014, 08:05 pm

Continuing with ongoing reports and speculation surrounding Apple's rumored buy of Beats Electronics, a report on Friday claims the music company's cofounders, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, would likely net senior positions in Cupertino if a deal does indeed happen.

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Beats deal defenders cite 'humanized' music subscription service as benefit to Apple

05/09/2014, 11:05 am

Proponents of Apple's rumored interest in Beats Electronics have cited the company's recognizable brand, its dominance of the premium headphone market, and its unique new Beats Music service as positive potential additions for the iPhone maker.

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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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