Rumors of Apple releasing a streaming music service have been around for a while now, but Apple finally rolled out the service today along with the launch of iOS 7.
iTunes Radio is the name of Apple's radio service. You can find it built into the Music app on your iOS devices. How does it work? How much does it cost? What exactly does it do? We answer those questions for you.Cost
The service is free for all users. However there are ads and limits to how many songs you can skip. iTunes Match subscribers will be able … Read more
Apple pushed out a new version of iTunes on Wednesday morning, just ahead of when the company is expected to roll out iOS 7.
The software, version 11.1, brings iTunes Radio -- Apple's new streaming music service. That service, which was first shown off at the Worldwide Developers Conference back in June, is also arriving as part of iOS 7, as well as with an update to the Apple TV set-top box.
Along with iTunes Radio, the update adds a new "genius shuffle" mode that Apple promotes as a "magical new way to experience your … Read more
Pandora's iPad app on Wednesday got its biggest revamp since the Apple tablet came into being.
The same day that Apple is slated to roll out iTunes Radio in the US, Pandora added elements like social sharing to its tablet app in the first major changes to the application since debuting on the device when it was introduced in April 2010.
The Pandora iPad update allows users to learn more about artists and share via Facebook and Twitter. A music feed provides a timeline of your music preferences, such as stations created.
At the same time, Pandora updated the … Read more
With the arrival of iTunes Radio, which comes out this week with the release of iOS 7, Apple is poised to tackle the streaming music market like no other entrant before it.
It's shaping up to be quite a big deal. Not only will iTunes Radio pose the biggest threat to Internet radio king Pandora to date, as I argued here, but Apple now will get an opportunity to recast a decade-old debate about the respective roles of man versus algorithm when it rolls out this new piece of streaming music software. Apple has built a service in its … Read more
Pandora has ridden a tide of growth to become the Internet's top radio service, but a filing to prospective investors Monday warned that the heady expansion of its salad days may not continue.
Only days before the launch of Apple's iTunes Radio in the US, Pandora said in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission that the "rapid growth in both listener hours and advertising revenue" it has experienced is something it doesn't "expect to be able to sustain" in the future. It said it expected to continue to post annual losses … Read more
Clear Channel and Warner Music, one of the "Big Three" music labels, signed a partnership Thursday that will share the radio giant's revenue for unprecedented promotion of Warner artists on air and online, as well as efforts to make it easier for digital listeners to buy Warner's music when they hear it.
The pact, Clear Channel's first wide-ranging strategic alliance with a major label, underscores how both labels' and traditional radio are testing new ways to ensure self-preservation in the digital age.
The partnership means Warner Music will share in revenue from Clear Channel and … Read more
The music industry is turning up the volume in its battle against digital broadcasters with a lawsuit that accuses SiriusXM of not paying royalties on music recorded before 1972.
Major labels Capitol Records, Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group Recordings, along with indie label ABKCO, sued the satellite radio company in a California court on Wednesday. The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, notes that "a significant portion of SiriusXM's channels feature classic sound recordings, including channels exclusively devoted to performing recordings from the '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s."
Before sound recordings came under federal copyright protection … Read more
Apple's radio service, iTunes Radio, will be part of the company's newest operating system for its mobile devices on September 18.
The computer maker made the official announcement at an event at its Cupertino, Calif., home base Tuesday. Headlining the same presentation was its introduction of a new budget smartphone, the iPhone 5C, and its new flagship iPhone 5S, as it seeks to attract more customers and revitalize interest in its devices.
iTunes Radio, the long-awaited online radio service from Apple, was unveiled in June at Apple's WWDC presentation to developers. The service was widely expected to launch Tuesday in the US as part of iOS 7. … Read more
With most people listening to talk radio on the go, iHeartRadio -- the digital arm of radio giant Clear Channel -- figured its mobile apps should make finding the talk easier.
Updates to the apps Monday add a directory for talk content so users can browse and select from drop-down categories; a side navigation pull-out screen; and the ability to customize and access Live and Custom Station preset favorites. The update also adds new segments from "The View" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" coinciding with with the fall television season.
The updates get talk content more quickly … Read more