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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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iTunes Radio: Another Chapter in Apple’s Cautious Cloud Music Strategy

iTunes Radio: Another Chapter in Apple’s Cautious Cloud Music Strategy | Music business | Scoop.it
As expected Apple today announced the launch of the music industry’s worst kept secret iTunes Radio, a Pandora-like personalized radio service.  iTunes Radio is integrated into the new iOS7, is fre...
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Apple iRadio's Licensing Vs. Pandora's Licensing

Apple iRadio's Licensing Vs. Pandora's Licensing | Music business | Scoop.it
Google and Amazon can follow Apple's example should they choose to launch their own radio services.
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Apple Reportedly Signs iRadio Deal With Warner Music

Apple Reportedly Signs iRadio Deal With Warner Music | Music business | Scoop.it
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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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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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Apple and Universal Music agreement on streaming iRadio service imminent

Apple and Universal Music agreement on streaming iRadio service imminent | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple is expected to sign its first internet radio licensing agreement with a major record label perhaps as soon as next week, multiple sources with knowledge of the talks have told The Verge....
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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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Apple’s “Pandora Challenge” is really a Radio Industry Challenge

Apple’s “Pandora Challenge” is really a Radio Industry Challenge | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple's forthcoming streaming radio service is a significant challenge to ALL radio, not just the folks from Pandora.
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Apple's Internet-Radio Service Faces Many Snags, Not Just Sony/ATV

Apple's Internet-Radio Service Faces Many Snags, Not Just Sony/ATV | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple's forthcoming Internet-radio service is facing more complications than licensing issues from Sony/ATV -- sources say there are many hurdles for it to surmount before...
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If Apple is Peaking, What Digital Services Are Next?

If Apple is Peaking, What Digital Services Are Next? | Music business | Scoop.it
Without another iPhone, iPad or iPod, Apple will not have the next innovative product that transforms the digital music marketplace. The question then becomes who will step...
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Apple Still King of Digital Music, Unveils New iTunes, iPhone, iPods

Apple Still King of Digital Music, Unveils New iTunes, iPhone, iPods | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple confirmed its dominant position in its post-Jobs era Wednesday when it unveiled new versions of iPhone, iTunes, iPod Nano and iPod Touch. The new products it unveiled...
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The age of the iPod is over

The age of the iPod is over | Music business | Scoop.it
Over the holidays, Apple's iPad and iPhone sold better than they've ever sold before: 51 million iPhones and 26 million iPads in a single quarter. The lowly iPod, however, didn't do nearly as well....

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Apple announces iTunes Radio, a streaming music service to compete with Pandora

Apple announces iTunes Radio, a streaming music service to compete with Pandora | Music business | Scoop.it
At its WWDC keynote event today, Apple announced iTunes Radio, its long-rumored streaming music service to compete with Pandora, Spotify, Rdio, Xbox Music, Google Play Music All Access, and others....
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Will this change your habits? Should be an interesting challenger to all the other entrants, since so many of us likely have iPods at hand

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This article comes from a creditable .com site showing the whole article with the name of the author showing as well and has the source used. It talks more about the features of iRadio and how it will work on iOS, Mac, and Apple TV also. 

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As Apple Prepares To Talk About Its Future, A Rumored Pandora Clone Seems Mired In The Past

As Apple Prepares To Talk About Its Future, A Rumored Pandora Clone Seems Mired In The Past | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple's developer conference kicks off next week, where new versions of its mobile and desktop operating systems are expected.
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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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Apple's iRadio Hampered by Royalties Negotiations

Apple's iRadio Hampered by Royalties Negotiations | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple's iRadio talks have been hampered by royalties negotiations, Forbes reported.
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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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Why everybody's building a Web music service

Why everybody's building a Web music service | Music business | Scoop.it
By the time you read this Twitter may have already announced that it's getting into the online music business.
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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 Events Have Dropped Pandora Shares Only 6% This Year

Apple Events Have Dropped Pandora Shares Only 6% This Year | Music business | Scoop.it
It may be hard to believe, but Apple news has not really had much of an impact on Pandora’s share price. People may remember the impact from two reports about...
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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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So Long To Apple’s Music Social Network: Ping, We Hardly Knew Ye

So Long To Apple’s Music Social Network: Ping, We Hardly Knew Ye | Music business | Scoop.it
Ping was scheduled for unceremonious termination at the end of September, and now it's definitely gone dark. Clicking on the Ping link in the iTunes sidebar now returns an error, if it even still appears there.
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i will miss ping i liked it.
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Apple can pick its moment to re-invent music again

Apple can pick its moment to re-invent music again | Music business | Scoop.it
Any subscription music service from Apple could fundamentally alter the entertainment business. But it may come only when iTunes' current gas runs out, and we're not quite there yet.
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