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Listen to Pearl Jam's new album 'Lightning Bolt' on iTunes Radio 'First Play'

Apple executive Eddy Cue wasn't joking around when he said that Apple was going to leverage streaming album premieres on iTunes Radio. Not only do advance streams of upcoming albums help generate lots of pre-orders via iTunes, it also helps people dial in to iTunes Radio in the first place. Apple...

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iTunes Radio will be available in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand

With the release of iOS 7, Apple introduced its first attempt at internet streaming radio with the aptly titled iTunes Radio. Now comes word via Bloomberg that the feature will soon be heading to a number of English-speaking countries, beginning with the UK and Canada before making its way to...

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iTunes Radio to promo pre-release albums

iTunes Radio was already a great addition to iOS 7, but now that the dust is beginning to settle on the new operating system, Apple has revealed a perk that the new iTunes feature will afford us: Full-length streaming albums before their release. As MacNN reports, Apple's senior VP of Internet...

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Eddy Cue discusses iTunes Festival and Apple's hopes for iTunes Radio

In an interesting interview with Entertainment Weekly, Apple's Eddy Cue took some time to discuss Apple's iTunes Festival and the company's ambitions with respect to iTunes Radio, Apple's take on Pandora. How do you gauge the success of something like the iTunes Festival? Is it audience reach? The...

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Daily Update for September 23, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Over 11 million users tuned into iTunes Radio since launch

All in all, it's a great Monday for Apple. Earlier today, the company announced that it sold 9 million iPhones over the weekend, nearly doubling their previous launch weekend record. And in early morning trading, shares of Apple are up nearly 5 percent. In keeping the good news train moving...

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TUAW Tip: iTunes Radio uncensored (video tutorial)

If you enjoy listening to music via streaming-music services such as Spotify, Rdio or Pandora, then you are going to get a kick out of Apple's newly released iTunes Radio. The service has been awesome over the last two months of beta testing, featuring a great mix of music and stellar quality...

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An hour or so with iOS 7

Note: I'll be updating a few times this week as I get my feet wet with iOS 7. Here's the second. So I walked out of Tekserve and used Maps to find my hotel. I tried out iTunes Radio, but I was in a rush so I didn't have much time to set things up. Luckily Apple has asked some high-profile...

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Apple seeks music experts to ensure iTunes Radio doles out hits

One of the biggest features in iOS 7 is the introduction of iTunes Radio, Apple's own personal take on streaming radio. Modeled slightly after Pandora, iTunes Radio enables users to create their own personalized music stations based on their existing tastes. On top of that, iTunes Radio also comes...

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Pandora drops 40-hour free listening limit ahead of iTunes Radio launch

On its earnings call yesterday, Pandora CEO Mike Herring said the company would be dropping its 40-hour free listening limit on mobile devices, which it instituted in February. The limit saw users having to pay for Pandora's annual subscription fee of US$36 if they went over 40 hours of free...

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Big names -- McDonald's, Pepsi, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble -- sign on for iTunes Radio ads

With iTunes Radio set to hit the ground running once Apple releases iOS 7 to the masses sometime this fall, Apple has been busy signing up number of big-name advertisers to help bankroll the company's first foray into internet radio. According to AdAge, some of the advertisers already on board...

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Apple requesting cover art from internet radio stations for iTunes Radio

Apple has sent a letter to internet radio stations requesting they provide cover art for iTunes Radio, reports MacRumors. From the email: Dear Internet Radio Provider, Cover Art The iTunes Store now requires cover art for Internet Radio stations. The cover art files must be 1400 x 1400 pixels...

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WSJ: Apple courting smaller labels for iTunes Radio (Updated)

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is looking to bring smaller music labels on board with iTunes Radio. Apple has reportedly offered deals to several labels, some of which are more generous than what competitor-to-be Pandora is offering. The Journal says that Apple's payout to artists will...

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Rdio family plans now allow for five people

Popular music-streaming service Rdio has announced that its family plans now allow for five people. Previously, family plans were limited to three individual users, something that could cause a bit of tension in larger families. In a blog posting announcing the move, Rdio describes how the new...

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Apple still king of the digital music market

Despite the rise of digital music competitors like Amazon, Google, Spotify, Pandora and many, many more, Apple is still king of the digital music market, reports AllThingsD. Specifically, Apple controls 75 percent of all digital music sales across the world. That number is extrapolated from data...

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