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  1. Kid Rock Finally Hits iTunes With 'Rebel Soul'

    October 31, 2012 6:38 PM EDT Kid Rock's new album, Rebel Soul , due Nov. 19, is up on iTunes as a pre-order, marking the first time (apart from a soundtrack appearance) that the artist's music has been available in that store. The album, which will bow on a Monday, ...

  2. Music Plays On For Apple

    October 15, 2012 9:27 AM EDT A year after Steve Jobs' death, Apple still has music in its DNA but may have lost some of its passion. That may be a good thing. Apple, famous for its obsession over creating user-friendly products, may have itself become more user-friendl ...

  3. One Direction's 'Live While We're Young' Single Accidentally Sold for 99 Cents

    October 01, 2012 9:36 PM EDT A processing error gave One Direction fans a surprising deal in the U.S. iTunes Store on Monday (Oct. 1). Early Monday, One Direction -- which is signed to SYCO/Columbia in the U.S. -- commercially released its fast selling new single "Live W ...

  4. Yes, Twitter Is an Apple iTunes Affiliate

    September 27, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Twitter has been adding special iTunes preview panes to every tweet on Twitter.com for nearly two years. However, when the company first announced that it would be working with Apple's now-defunct social network iTunes Ping, it didn't me ...

  5. Bits and Briefs

    September 20, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Survey: Tablet Usage Gaining on Hours Spent at the Computer A J.D. Powers and Associates survey found tablet owners spend 7.5 hours per week on their devices watching videos, listening to music or reading books, compared with spending 9.6 hours pe ...

  6. Business Matters: Teens Listen to Music Most on YouTube, Pay for Music More Than Other Age Groups, Nielsen Study Says

    August 14, 2012 5:45 PM EDT A new Nielsen study says teens prefer free, ad-supported streaming over other methods of listening to music. That finding is actually the least surprising item in a report that puts into proper context the ways teens -- and other age groups -- exp ...

  7. Business Matters: Rumors Heat Up That Liberty Media Will Buy Out Live Nation

    June 28, 2012 4:10 PM EDT Rumors Heat Up That Liberty Media Will Buy Out Live Nation -- Another summer, another round of speculation that Liberty Media may buy out the remaining shares of Live Nation it does not already own. Liberty Media upped its stake in Live Nation to ...

  8. Carly Rae Jepsen Vs. Here's My Number So: The Business Of iTunes Near-Name Knock Offs

    June 18, 2012 2:14 PM EDT An iTunes search of "We Are Young" by fun. failed to bring up the band's massive hit within the first twenty-six results. We Are Young," the smash single from Fueled by Ramen act fun. that spent six weeks atop the Billboard Hot ...

  9. Apple Shutting Down Ping, Source Confirms

    June 13, 2012 4:37 PM EDT Apple is shutting down Ping, its social network and music recommendation service in the next iTunes update, according to multiple media reports and confirmed to Billboard.biz by a source close to the situation. The attempt at a social network by t ...

  10. Business Matters: Social Media Isn't All That - But You Still Want It

    April 26, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Social Media Is Ubiquitous, But Overhyped Social media is a tough nut to crack. Its benefit is hard to measure but it's become a focal point in sales and marketing efforts. Market research says it plays a minor role relative to traditional me ...

  11. Spotify Gets More DJ Friendly, Launches Gapless Playback, Crossfade Features

    February 23, 2012 1:38 PM EST Spotify today announced it is launching gapless playback and crossfade features for its music streaming service which it will roll out this week as part of its latest desktop upgrade The gapless playback feature, as one might guess, allows songs t ...

  12. Q&A: U2 Manager Paul McGuinness Reflects on Steve Jobs' Passing

    October 07, 2011 10:36 PM EDT The Kitchen Debate: (From left) Interscope-Geffen-A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, U2's Bono, Apple founder and CEO the-late Steve Jobs and U2 guitarist The Edge holdeing the black-and-red U2-branded iPod, the plan for which was first negotiate ...

  13. Steve Jobs & Apple: 10 Pitch-Perfect Music Ads

    October 06, 2011 12:23 PM EDT When Steve Jobs died on Wednesday, the Apple co-founder left behind a major mark on the music industry. Since the launch of iTunes and the iPod a decade ago, Jobs and Apple's impact cannot be overestimated -- and his legacy goes beyond techno ...

  14. Without Steve Jobs, Apple Faces Challenges in Retaining Its Dominance in Digital Music

    September 01, 2011 8:58 AM EDT The resignation of Apple CEO Steve Jobs marks the end of an era not only for Apple, but for the digital music industry that he played a crucial role in shaping. Which is why the timing of this move is so important. By any standard, Jobs is the c ...

  15. Apple's iCloud Could Finally Make Music Pirates Pay

    June 07, 2011 7:48 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs on Monday introduced more than just a cloud storage system for songs that fans buy legitimately through iTunes. He unveiled a system that might finally get music lovers to pay for the songs they got through ...

  16. Apple Signs Deal With Universal Music Group for iCloud, Major Publishers Also on Board

    June 02, 2011 5:25 PM EDT As expected, Apple has signed the fourth major label -- Universal Music Group -- to a licensing deal for its new iCloud service , which is scheduled to be unveiled on Monday at its Worldwide Developer Conference, sources told Billboard today. At t ...

  17. This Week in Apps: Supersonic, TuneWiki and Wahwah.fm

    May 20, 2011 2:46 PM EDT Supersonic The third music discovery app from developer We Are Hunted is pretty straightforward. Using APIs from the Echo Nest and 7digital, it simply suggests other artists users might like based on any given song in their existing music library. ...

  18. Google's Music Beta: A Deeper Dive -- With Video, Photos

    May 10, 2011 2:30 PM EDT Music Beta, Google's new cloud music service, appeared in public for the first time Tuesday, after being introduced at the company's I/O Conference for developers. The site, at music.google.com , includes an introductory video about the ...

  19. Why Is Apple's Ping Lagging Far Behind Facebook?

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST When Apple launched Ping in September, it was expected - in some quarters - to revolutionize music discovery. Representing the optimism at the time, Wired bravely deemed it "too big to fail" and immediately declared it a social powerhous ...

  20. Android MP3 Player Leak Suggests Google Is Gearing Up To Challenge Apple iTunes; Can A Google Music Store Or Cloud Service Be Far Behind?

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google-owned Android phones are doing a fine job of grabbing market share without a killer MP3 music player like iTunes. With an improved MP3 player, however, Android could make significant inroads on the iPhone as the device of choice for music l ...

  21. Business Matters: LimeWire Winding Down Legal Download Store, Nixes Subscription Service

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. LimeWire Winding Down Legal Download Store -- LimeWire’s legal problems appear to be affecting the legitimate side of its business . One indication is the company’s winding down of its LimeWire do ...

  22. Apple's Ping Connects With Twitter

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple’s Ping social network for music fans continues to get flack for not integrating with Facebook. But it’s taken a step towards openness today through a deal with Twitter. Starting today, users can connect their Twitter and Ping accounts, allow ...

  23. Nimbit Providing iTunes Ping Profiles

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Nimbit direct-to-fan platform for artists is now able to create profiles on Apple’s Ping social network for iTunes for any member artists. Apple has special Ping profile settings for artists, but getting one can be somewhat difficult as Apple ...

  24. Apple Tweaks Ping

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When Apple introduced its Ping social network for iTunes, it was clearly a first step that was destined for improvement over time. And today, Apple made its first tweak to the still-maligned service. The most obvious element of the Ping update is ...

  25. Ping Still Lacks Facebook Integration

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ping, Apple's beleaguered attempt at adding a social layer to iTunes, still has no integration with Facebook. And all signs point to no solution to that problem emerging anytime soon. The plan of course was for Ping and Facebook to work toget ...

  26. 1 Million iTunes Account Holders Join Ping

    September 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following mixed reviews of its social networking addition to iTunes, Apple released figures showing that 1 million signed up to the Ping service following the launch on Sept. 1. That figure covers a period of less than 48 hours since the launch, s ...

  27. Apple's Ping: The Review Round-Up

    September 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 1, Apple unveiled one of the largest overhauls to iTunes since the App Store debuted two years ago. Amid a handful of cosmetic changes and updates to its video services, by far the most significant change was the introduction of Ping, a m ...

  28. The Web Round-Up: What's Being Said About Ping

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It turned out that today's announcement was all about social, as Apple announced Ping, the "social network all about music." Below, a round-up from the Web. -- A preview of the Ping social network in action on iOS. [Techcrunch] -- & ...

  29. Here's How Apple Got To Use The Name 'Ping'

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Golfing goods company Ping and Apple have come to an agreement that will allow Apple to use the Ping trademark in connection with its new social music discovery feature in iTunes, which was announced earlier today. The golf company released a stat ...

  30. Apple Approaching Labels with Streaming Music Plans

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple's acquisition of Lala last year foreshadowed a plan to add some sort of music streaming service to iTunes. Exactly how that will come about still remains under wraps, but a number of news outlets (including Billboard) have uncovered nug ...

  31. New nuTsie iTunes App Unveiled

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mobile music technology company Melodeo unveiled a new version of its flagship nuTsie service, which allows users to stream any song in their iTunes library to any mobile phone. The new version adds the ability to play their library on-demand. The ...

  32. Analysis: Apple Embraces The Cloud, Positions Mobile With Lala Deal

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST With its acquisition of online music start-up Lala, Apple appears to have bet on a digital music strategy that places ownership – no matter how ephemeral - over subscription. And more than competing services, Lala best fits into Apple's desir ...

  33. MP3 Pioneers Roll Out Recommendation, Multimedia System

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The inventors of the MP3 format are offering an enhanced music recommendation and multimedia content system they claim will become just as universally accepted. With offices in Germany, Norway, China and India, Bach Technology's solution is c ...

  34. 7digital Partners With AOL's Winamp

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. download store 7digital.com has partnered with AOL's free Winamp media player to offer users the opportunity to purchase MP3s directly via the application. Winamp claims 77 million users worldwide, based on comScore Media Metrix data, an ...

  35. Songbird Spreads Its Wings With 7digital

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. download store 7digital.com has signed a deal to integrate its 6 million-strong MP3 catalog into the Songbird media player. Songbird users in the U.S. and Europe can now purchase and download tracks directly to the player and transfer to MTP- ...

  36. Winamp Ready For Relaunch

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST America Online is relaunching its Winamp music player and Web site to include new music discovery tools and better access to third party partners. The Winamp player's artist discovery tool is now enhanced with an artist information section, s ...

  37. HMV Site To Fill iTunes 'Gaps'

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT HMV's new social discovery site getcloser.com has launched a function that it says will help users complete their iTunes music and movie library. The U.K. entertainment retailer says the 'gap analyser' allows people to import their ...

  38. iTunes Sails Past 5 Billion Download Mark

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iTunes Music Store has burst through the five billion download sales milestone, the computer giant said today. The iTunes online store boasts a licensed catalog of more than eight million songs, over 20,000 TV episodes and in-excess o ...

  39. Exec Pledges Radical Expansion Of Radio Delivery

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radio Advertising Bureau president Jeff Haley unveiled a bold industry mission to put radio receivers "on every mobile phone, PDA and MP3 player within the next five years" during his keynote speech at the RAB 2008 conference in Atlanta ...

  40. iTunes Crosses 3 Billion Mark

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple's iTunes music store has sold more than 3 billion songs since it launched, the company announced today. In addition, it added that the iTunes catalogue now contains more than 5 million songs, 550 TV shows and 500 movies. Antony Bruno Ne ...

  41. Apple Meets iTunes EU Deadline, Universal Wins Extension

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple met last night's deadline to respond to the European Commission's antitrust concerns over the pricing of its iTunes online music store, officials have confirmed. However, Vivendi's Universal Music Group has since been granted ...

  42. Melodeo Plans Music Service From iTunes Playlists

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Melodeo Inc. said on Tuesday it plans to help music fans expand use of their iTunes digital music collections beyond their desktop computer and iPod by streaming songs in personal libraries to mobile phones. Privately held Melodeo, which already d ...

  43. Podcasters To Flex Purchasing Power

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A grassroots group of podcasting aficionados are hoping to catapult an indie artist to the top of the iTunes digital track chart this week in an initiative called Bum Rush The Charts . The group is running promotional videos on YouTube and other s ...

  44. IODA Links With Music Discovery Program

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST IODA and Soundflavor DJ have signed a licensing deal that brings IODA's Promonet free music library to the digital music discovery system. Those using the Soundflavor DJ service will receive recommendations of new music based on their listeni ...

  45. Exabre's New Music Filter Hits UK Market

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new, more widely accessible version, of online music-recommendation technology the Filter is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom towards the end of January. U.K.-based software's developer Exabre, which has an affiliate relationship ...

  46. Linkin Park Hits iTunes

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park, one of the few major acts that had yet to make its music available via Apple's iTunes Music Store, has changed course and pacted with the service. Three of the group's albums are availabl Linkin Park, one of the few major ac ...

  47. Hicks Sues To Prevent Sale Of Early Tracks

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Songs showed up for sale on iTunes. Songs showed up for sale on iTunes. News ...

  48. Crystal Method Gives Nike A Run For Its Money

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Drive' to be available June 28 on iTunes. 'Drive' to be available June 28 on iTunes. News ...

  49. Burst.com Files Suit Against Apple

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Demands injunction against iTunes, iPods. Demands injunction against iTunes, iPods. News ...

  50. Vital:Pias, Apple Clinch Content Deal

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Unlocks video downloads for 100-plus labels. Digital music services specialist Vital:Pias Digital has struck a multi-territory content agreement to sell its 100-plus partner labels' music videos on Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store. Th ...

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