Post Tagged with: "iTunes"

iTunes Radio Now Boasts 20 Million Users and 2 Billion Songs Streamed
/ October 23, 2013 2:08 pm
iTunes Radio Now Boasts 20 Million Users and 2 Billion Songs Streamed

Hybebot reports that Apple's iTunes Radio service, which was launched on September 18, now reports to have 20 million users and to have streamed 2 billion songs. Currently, the service is only available in the U.S. . Read More

Tunecore Has Made $330 Million in Payments to Artists
/ October 17, 2013 2:50 pm
Tunecore Has Made $330 Million in Payments to Artists

Hypebot reports that Tunecore announced that it has paid out more than $330 million in the form of royalties to artists. Launched in 2006, the company reports a 135% increase in music downloads and streams. . Read More

Gareth Paul Jones, Product Manager of iTunes Radio, to Join Twitter
/ October 15, 2013 5:01 pm
Gareth Paul Jones, Product Manager of iTunes Radio, to Join Twitter

TechCrunch reports that Gareth Paul Jones has confirmed that he will leave Apple, and join Twitter. He announced this in a tweet today. “I’ll be working on Platform Partnerships – specifically advertising focused,” said Jones. . Read More

Philip Kaplan Releases DistroKid to Distribute Music More Efficiently
/ October 11, 2013 2:20 pm
Philip Kaplan Releases DistroKid to Distribute Music More Efficiently

TechCrunch reports that Philip Kaplan, AKA ‘Pud’, has announced the launch of DistroKid. DistroKid is a service created for musicians to distribute unlimited tracks to musicians for a small annual fee. Philip, AKA the Guy Who Made Being Online in the Late 1990s Bearable, says that artists will receive 100% of royalties for the music, which they create. “I’m the only employee. I’ve been working on it for a little over a year.” . Read More

Rdio to Offer Free Radio Stations Without Advertisements
/ October 4, 2013 4:16 pm
Rdio to Offer Free Radio Stations Without Advertisements

DigitalMusicNews reports that Rdio has announced that it will be providing free mobile Rdio radio stations to iOS and Android users. These new stations, which will be available in U.S., Canada and Australia, will be free available for all users including non-premium users. The stations will have no ads, which are common in the free versions of Pandora, iTunes Radio and Spotify. . Read More

Google Acquires Flutter, Web Cam Gesture Recognition Startup
/ October 3, 2013 5:02 pm
Google Acquires Flutter, Web Cam Gesture Recognition Startup

AllThingsD reports that Google has acquired gesture recognition start-up Flutter. Instead of a typical dedicated camera for visual input, Flutter captures input from the computer webcam. Flutter will be used to control programs like Spotify, iTunes, VLC and Quicktime. The announcement of the deal was made on the homepage of Flutter. . Read More

AOL Plans to Build New Subscription Based Business Called Gathr
/ September 30, 2013 3:52 pm
AOL Plans to Build New Subscription Based Business Called Gathr

TechCrunch reports that AOL is trying to build a new subscription based service called Gathr, which will move the company from its original business model of providing dial-up Internet service. “It’s really about bringing in new subscribers,” said David Smith, vice president of marketing at AOL’s paid services and membership division. . Read More

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