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    Apple Prepping Major iTunes Overhaul?

    Since late February, rumblings have perpetuated across the tech blogosphere to suggest that Apple will soon introduce a significant revamp of iTunes. Late last week, new reports emerged which indicate that Apple’s foray into high-definition music is now imminent. According to industry sources, 24-bit tracks could be unveiled within two months, likely before Apple’s WWDC …   Read More

  • Vevo Streaming iTunes Festival Concerts at SXSW

    Not in Austin, Texas for Apple’s iTunes Festival at SXSW 2014? No worries. Vevo has your all-access pass. Kicking off last night and running through Saturday, Vevo is streaming five nights of epic concerts. Having recently reached a deal with Apple to make it all possible, Vevo is streaming all the performances from the iTunes …   Read More

  • Music Icon Issues Challenge to Apple's iPod at SXSW

    Recording icon Neil Young brought a powerful message to SXSW this week in Austin, Texas. The music legend says the time for change in music has come. And a change in technology will go a long way in assisting that effort. Young is busy promoting the launch of PonoMusic, which is touted as a revolutionary …   Read More

  • Pandora CFO Says iTunes Radio is a Threat

    Pandora CFO Mike Herring sees Apple’s new iTunes Radio platform as a formidable challenger to the Internet radio empire Pandora has helped to build. “We take them very seriously and do see them as a credible threat,” Herring admitted in a recent interview with CNET. Although the executive doesn’t cite any particular reasons why iTunes …   Read More

  • Pandora Picks Former Microsoft Exec for New CEO

    Pandora has just streamed a former Microsoft executive into the big chair. After a CEO search that has spanned much of the year, ex-Microsoft executive Brian McAndrews has been selected by the Internet radio service to lead Pandora. According to details reported by AdWeek, McAndrews brings a 20-year resume to the table with a long …   Read More

  • Pandora Lifts Limit On Free Mobile Listening

    It’s music to the ears of Pandora fans. Pandora, a well-known and hugely popular internet radio service, today announced it will remove the 40-hour-per-month limit on free mobile listening effective September 1, 2013. “We’re pleased to once again maximize free listening for everyone on Pandora,” admits Tim Westergren, Pandora’s founder. “The more than 70 million …   Read More

  • Apple Introduces iTunes Radio at WWDC 2013

    They got the name wrong but the service right. In the days leading up to Monday morning’s opening keynote for WWDC 2013, industry analysts and market watchers alike were confident that Apple would introduce an online streaming music service called iRadio today. They were half right. In fact, they got pretty much everything right but …   Read More

  • Audio, Visual Mobile Ads Coming to iRadio

    With Apple’s WWDC 2013 scheduled to kick-off Monday, we’re hearing more chatter today about Apple’s iAd network and how it will mix with the company’s forthcoming iRadio streaming music service. Based on the latest hype, iRadio will deliver both visual and audio mobile ads. “The audio ads will be sold via iAd, Apple’s mobile ad …   Read More

  • Mobile Advertising About to Get an Earful from Apple

    As speculation mounts that Apple will unveil its rumored “iRadio” streaming music platform at WWDC next week, Apple is reportedly redirecting its advertising strategy to capitalize on businesses looking to reach consumers through the planned Internet radio service. Sources close to the change in advertising tactics indicate that Apple has directed iAd engineers and sales …   Read More