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The Pros and Cons of iTunes Radio - Music Business Journal

The Pros and Cons of iTunes Radio - Music Business Journal | Online Radio | Scoop.it
Music Business Journal The Pros and Cons of iTunes Radio Music Business Journal Though yet to be launched outside the United States, the service strongly resembles its biggest competitor Pandora, with the ability to make playlists based on songs,...

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After reading this article, I knew about the Pros and Cons of iTunes Radio but not to this extent. For example I never knew that negotiate deals with the record label to get a better deal which entails more exclusive music for iTunes Radio.

Pro: exclusive deals with the record label and can get more music than other streaming services.

Con: Other streaming services are earning more money because of advertisements.

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Yong Kim's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:11 PM

iTunes Radio has 27 million songs and it has sold over 9 million units with iTunes Radio. The competition of apple in this industry is Pandora, that has about 1 million songs but 42% of the current iTunes users are pandora users too.

Joanne Castillo's curator insight, January 14, 2014 5:24 PM

This article gives input on the success of Apple's iTunes Radio and how it has a competitive advantage over Pandora and other streaming services.

 

Pros - Apples negotiated their deals directly with the labels which gave the company some exclusive content.  Other streaming services do not have the access that iTunes radio has.

 

Cons - A con to iTunes radio is that it lacks connectivity to social media.  A listener must post a link manually to their social media site of the playlist he/she listened to.

Success Music™'s curator insight, January 14, 2014 5:51 PM

This article is telling you about what to expected it you have or want to try iTunes radio

 

 

Pros: iTunes Radio’s towering 27 million songs, over Pandora’s 1 million, song what makes it one of the highiest streaming radio stations for mobile devices.

 

Cons: iTunes radio lacks the connectivity of social media. You can't stream song and music to social media to let other people listen to the music on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, etc...

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The Music Industry Moves Kicking and Screaming Into A Streaming World - Forbes

The Music Industry Moves Kicking and Screaming Into A Streaming World - Forbes | Online Radio | Scoop.it
The Music Industry Moves Kicking and Screaming Into A Streaming World
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One thing about the music industry is that it likes to be comfortable. Life was so easy for about 50 years as the way business was conducted hardly ever changed.
Alexandria Kristian Marisa Jordan's insight:

We are now in the era that people believe in convience when it comes to technology. Since streaming was up 32 percent in 2013, I believe streaming is going to be up more than digital downloads depending it iTunes Radio changes its tune about its service.

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Spotiwhy? : Are Subscription Music Services a Sustainable Business Model?

Spotiwhy? : Are Subscription Music Services a Sustainable Business Model? | Online Radio | Scoop.it
Spotiwhy? : Are Subscription Music Services a Sustainable Business Model?
A Guest Post by Frank Woodworth of Glacial Concepts



Subscription music services have been dominating the news recently w

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This article shows more of the business side of the subscription services and the use of math to prove the pros and cons to see if the service a sustainable business model. 

Pro:The use of math to prove the thesis

Con: the arguement that this may not be the right formula used to  solve the equation.

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Beats Has a Secret Weapon to Decimate Spotify, iTunes | TIME.com

Beats Has a Secret Weapon to Decimate Spotify, iTunes | TIME.com | Online Radio | Scoop.it
The question is, will it work? (“The hype is building for Beats Music…” via @TIME http://t.co/nSACFjJLRq)
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After reading this article, Beats Music has the possibility of slashing the streaming market.

Pro: The deal that they have with AT&T can create more customers

Con: Its a huge risk to join with a cellular company.

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Lady Gaga's ex-manager Troy Carter plans a digital revolution in the music ... - The Guardian

Lady Gaga's ex-manager Troy Carter plans a digital revolution in the music ... - The Guardian | Online Radio | Scoop.it
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Lady Gaga's ex-manager Troy Carter plans a digital revolution in the music ...
Alexandria Kristian Marisa Jordan's insight:

After reading this article its interesting on how Troy Carter used digital media to his advantage to boost up Lady Gaga's career. But the rest of the article is even more interesting he says that the big giant companies such as Apple, Google, etc should be nervous of the digital revolution.His reason is because it can happen in a matter of months and they can end up becoming a company that got lost such as Blackberry. 

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