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Topic: iTunes Radio

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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Apple plans to utilize iTunes Radio to stream, promote albums before release

10/02/2013, 09:10 am

Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue says that Cupertino will lean on the newly-launched iTunes Radio to enhance discoverability for albums that make their streaming debut on the iTunes Store.

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Nissan nabs exclusive automotive iAd rights for iTunes Radio rollout

09/23/2013, 06:09 pm

Nissan on Monday announced that it will be the exclusive automotive launch partner for Apple's iTunes Radio through 2013, giving the car maker a few month's worth of uncontested ad content for the streaming music service.

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iOS 7 feature focus: App Store auto-updates and iTunes Radio

09/18/2013, 07:09 pm

iOS 7 brings several new features, among them the long-anticipated streaming music service iTunes Radio and automatic app updates from the App Store.

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Apple hiring 'genre experts' to fine tune iTunes Radio programming

09/17/2013, 05:09 pm

In the run-up to the launch of iTunes Radio, Apple is hiring on a number of genre experts in order to give its music streaming service a human touch that competitors might not easily be able to match.

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Apple's iAd attracts brands paying up to $10M to join iTunes Radio launch

09/04/2013, 02:09 pm

Apple's iAd advertising network, originally designed to monetize third party apps, is growing to take on a new role in supporting iTunes Radio with new audio and video spots, and top advertisers are eager to participate.

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Apple's iTunes Radio attracts ads from major brands like McDonald's, Nissan & Pepsi

08/20/2013, 02:08 pm

Apple's forthcoming iTunes Radio service, set to debut with the launch of iOS 7, has already attracted some premium brands for advertisers, including Proctor & Gamble, Pepsi, Nissan and McDonald's, according to a new report.

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Apple asks Internet radio stations for iTunes Radio cover art

08/05/2013, 07:08 pm

In preparation for the rollout of iTunes Radio, Apple has started sending out emails to owners of Internet radio stations asking that they provide cover art, suggesting the streams will soon be available as part of the upcoming service.

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Digital music streaming grows 24% as Apple preps launch of iTunes Radio

07/19/2013, 01:07 pm

As Apple prepares to launch iTunes Radio alongside iOS 7, new figures from Nielsen indicate that the music streaming industry has taken off, with more than 50 billion songs streamed in the first half of this year.

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Apple TV gets iTunes Radio, Conference Room display option in beta update

06/17/2013, 06:06 pm

Apple TV received little attention during Worldwide Developers Conference, but the diminutive set-top box still has the Cupertino company's attention, as new videos reveal iTunes Radio and a new Conference Room mode in the works for its forthcoming software update.

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