Tag Archives: iTunes

Apple to officially discontinue iTunes, replace it with three separate Apps

Posted by on June 4, 2019

The news is now official: Apple is discontinuing their iTunes software. Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi made the announcement during their Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday (3rd), confirming what people had been speculating all weekend. According to the speech and subsequent press release, iTunes will be phased out this fall with the […]

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Apple to discontinue iTunes

Posted by on June 3, 2019

After 18 years of making music history, Apple has decided to discontinue iTunes. The service had been vital in ushering in the digital music era, making downloads a ubiquitous part of the music landscape. The decision, which is expected to be announced during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, comes after years of speculation that the […]

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Will Apple terminate music downloads within two years?

Posted by on May 13, 2016

A good source for music news in the online realm is Digital Music News. For chart junkies like us, it’s interesting to read about what streaming services are doing (or how little they’re paying songwriters). Yesterday, they wrote an article claiming that Apple would be completely ending music downloads within two years. The article cites […]

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Apple removing hate music from iTunes

Posted by on December 15, 2014

The  Southern Poverty Law Center announced that Apple has begun removing hate music from its iTunes store. This comes after the SPLC report which called out Apple for carrying many offensive albums. Regrettably, there are some digital music services that still offer hate music: “Retail giant Amazon continues to offer hate music from bands such as Skrewdriver, Max […]

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Black Sabbath Ozzy-Era Albums Finally Available On iTunes

Posted by on January 14, 2014

For the longest time, the classic albums of Ozzy Era Black Sabbath were missing from iTunes. The only albums you could find with Ozzy were the live album Reunion and most recently 13. But that’s all over now; The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1978, available altogether or separately, are on and mastered for iTunes. This, of […]

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Avenged Sevenfold Streaming New Album ‘Hail To The King’ In Its Entirety

Posted by on August 20, 2013

Don’t want to wait until August 27 to hear Avenged Sevenfold’s new album Hail To The King? Well, you don’t have to.  That’s because the entire album can be streamed over at iTunes, one week prior to its official release. Upon going live on iTunes late last night, singer M. Shadows offered the following comment: […]

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Hatebreed Album Available For iTunes Preorder

Posted by on November 19, 2012

The new Hatebreed album, The Divinity of Purpose, is available now for iTunes preorder. The album, their first for Razor & Tie, will be released on January 29th.

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AC/DC’s Entire Catalog Now Available On iTunes

Posted by on November 19, 2012

AC/DC was one of the remaining major acts to hold out from distributing music through iTunes. Well that changed this morning, as the Australian rock legends’ entire catalog is now available via Apple’s juggernaut music store. In addition to individual records, iTunes is now offering the “Complete Set” of AC/DC for $149.99, as well as […]

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Apple To Launch Streaming Radio Service

Posted by on October 26, 2012

In an announcement that’s probably got Pandora nervous, there are multiple reports surfacing that Apple is launching a streaming radio service in the first three months of next year. Bloomberg reports that talks at the major labels have intensified, with the primary discussion centered around how to share ad revenue. While Spotify has become the […]

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Spotify Pays More To Artists/Labels On Premium Streams

Posted by on July 24, 2012

Looking to support artists (and labels), but enjoying streaming music for free on Spotify? Then perhaps you should invest in a subscription. While most of the 3 million users in America (80%) are opting for the free version, Spotify pays three times as much for a premium user. Digital music distributor Ditto Music has published […]

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