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Spotify says it's 'a matter of time' before it overtakes Apple's iTunes in Europe

Spotify says it's 'a matter of time' before it overtakes Apple's iTunes in Europe | Music business | Scoop.it
Streaming music service says it has added 1m active users in the UK alone in the last four months. By Stuart Dredge
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Beyonce Breaks U.S. iTunes Sales Record, Sells 617,000 in Three Days

Beyonce Breaks U.S. iTunes Sales Record, Sells 617,000 in Three Days | Music business | Scoop.it
After only three days on sale, Beyonce's new self-titled album has broken the U.S.
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How Google beat Apple to a streaming music service

How Google beat Apple to a streaming music service | Music business | Scoop.it
Google's long-rumored Play Music All Access service is already out the door, while Apple's iRadio is still bogged down in licensing talks. According to music industry sources, all the haggling...
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Apple strikes iRadio deal with Universal Music

Apple strikes iRadio deal with Universal Music | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple still needs the other major labels, but this brings it a step closer to launching its Internet radio service. Read this article by Paul Sloan on CNET News.
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iTunes turns 10. What's in store for the next decade?

iTunes turns 10. What's in store for the next decade? | Music business | Scoop.it
A decade after the launch of iTunes, Apple is still the king of digital music. But as attitudes about music ownership continue to shift, the software’s next 10 years will likely be more challenging than its last.
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iTunes celebrates a decade, faces new challenges

iTunes celebrates a decade, faces new challenges | Music business | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — When Apple launched its iTunes music store a decade ago amid the ashes of Napster, the music industry — reeling from the effects of online piracy — was anxious to see how the new music service would shake out.
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iTunes Market Share Still Dominant After a Decade

iTunes Market Share Still Dominant After a Decade | Music business | Scoop.it

"After nearly a decade since selling its first digital song, Apple Inc.'s iTunes continues to dominate with a 63% unit share of the U.S. market for digital music downloads in the fourth quarter, according to estimates released Tuesday by the NPD Group Inc."

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iTunes has sold over 25 billion songs, Apple says

iTunes has sold over 25 billion songs, Apple says | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple has just announced that customers have purchased more than 25 billion songs from iTunes, a figure that reaffirms the company's position atop the digital music market. "We are grateful to...
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A more complete picture of the iTunes economy

A more complete picture of the iTunes economy | Music business | Scoop.it
As it did yesterday, on occasion Apple reports the cumulative total downloads and payments to developers. Since this is done in variable time intervals, it makes analysis of the value of the app st...

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Can Google Music Beat iTunes and Amazon

Can Google Music Beat iTunes and Amazon | Music business | Scoop.it

Howdy folks, and interesting infographic detailing the competitive strengths and weaknesses of iTunes, Amazon and Google Music provided to us by the folks at Neo Mammalian Studios. It is a bit biased towards Google Music but does display some interesting facts folks. Enjoy!


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Apple Launches iTunes in Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa, 52 Additional Countries

Apple Launches iTunes in Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa, 52 Additional Countries | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple today announced it has launched its iTunes Store in fifty-six countries, including Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa. iTunes Stores are now available in a total 119...
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Apple’s iTunes Radio: What can we expect?

Apple’s iTunes Radio: What can we expect? | Music business | Scoop.it

"Apple is a company that has been in the news a lot recently. Between it’s patent lawsuits against Samsung (and others) to the release of the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, and the backlash against iOS 6 and the flawed Apple Maps app, Apple always manages to stay in the headlines. But with a company that has a flair for publicity and a history for showing up their competition at their own game, you never really know what to expect."

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Apple’s Online Radio Service to Challenge Pandora in 2013

Apple’s Online Radio Service to Challenge Pandora in 2013 | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple Inc. and major music labels have intensified negotiations to start an advertising-supported Internet radio service by early next year, according to people with knowledge of the talks.
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Study Shows Why iTunes Radio Lacks Big Impact on Download Sales

Study Shows Why iTunes Radio Lacks Big Impact on Download Sales | Music business | Scoop.it

A new report by Music Forecasting shows why iTunes Radio isn't the the boon to track sales people thought it could be. Listeners of Internet radio aren't opposed to buying music. They simply don't want to interrupt the listening experience to hit the buy button.


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One issue holding up Apple iRadio: The economics of skipping songs

One issue holding up Apple iRadio: The economics of skipping songs | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple wants to roll out its streaming music service this summer, but it's still hammering out details with Sony Music over some very specific terms. Read this article by Paul Sloan on CNET News.
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iTunes users spending at the rate of $40/yr

iTunes users spending at the rate of $40/yr | Music business | Scoop.it
In the latest quarter the iTunes top line grew by 32%. Additional newly reported items: Quarterly revenues topped $4 billion (a new high) and the company suggests that this rate is maintainable by ...
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This article points out about how much each individual spends on iTunes a year. The diagrams are very informative and credited by a reliable source.

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What Is iTunes Today?

What Is iTunes Today? | Music business | Scoop.it

"In the 10 years since it opened, the iTunes Music Store has come to sell not just music but TV shows, movies, ebooks and apps."

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Apple Grossed $43.6 Billion Last Quarter, Surpassing Expectations

Apple Grossed $43.6 Billion Last Quarter, Surpassing Expectations | Music business | Scoop.it

"iTunes sales were a record $2.4 billion, up 28% from the previous year. iTunes sales were $2.1 million in the quarter ended December 31. The music store launched in 56 new markets, such as Russia and South Africa, at the end of December. The App Store is in 155 countries. The Music Store is available in 119 countries."

 
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Gracenote co-founder on 'iPod day' and better music through data

Gracenote co-founder on 'iPod day' and better music through data | Music business | Scoop.it
More than a decade ago, Gracenote received some cryptic advice from Apple to buy more servers. What followed — the launch of iTunes and iPod — blew up Gracenote’s database to epic proportions and laid the groundwork for a metadata empire.
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What cannibalisation? iTunes music downloads are accelerating

What cannibalisation? iTunes music downloads are accelerating | Music business | Scoop.it
You've hopefully already seen yesterday's story on Apple announcing the iTunes Store's 25bn music-downloads milestone. So what more can we l
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iTunes hit record $2.1bn revenues in Apple's Q1 FY13

iTunes hit record $2.1bn revenues in Apple's Q1 FY13 | Music business | Scoop.it
App Store saw 2 billion downloads in December 2012 alone
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Amazon Optimizes MP3 Store For iPhone And iPod Touch As It Looks To Chip Away At iTunes Lead

Amazon Optimizes MP3 Store For iPhone And iPod Touch As It Looks To Chip Away At iTunes Lead | Music business | Scoop.it
Amazon today announced a new version of its MP3 store, designed to work on iPhone and iPod touch devices from Apple.
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Apple’s ITunes Would Be One of World’s Biggest Media Companies

Apple’s ITunes Would Be One of World’s Biggest Media Companies | Music business | Scoop.it
Google, Facebook and even Yahoo have been hailed as visionary companies that aren't just disrupting old media, they're replacing it.
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AC/DC's iTunes Debut Sells 48,000 Digital Albums, 696,000 Songs

AC/DC's iTunes Debut Sells 48,000 Digital Albums, 696,000 Songs | Music business | Scoop.it
The iconic rock band's entire catalog, along with two iTunes-exclusive box sets, became available on Monday, Nov. 19. In the week ending Nov. 25, the band's 25 albums moved...
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CSN Offers ‘First’ Way to Subscribe to an Artist Through iTunes

CSN Offers ‘First’ Way to Subscribe to an Artist Through iTunes | Music business | Scoop.it

"Maybe people don’t always want to subscribe to all the music in the world. Maybe the superfans among us thirst for something more: a way to subscribe only to the bands that matter most to us."

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