What do AC/DC, The Beatles, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks and The Rolling Stones have in common? Everyone, except Garth Brooks, are world class bands that have their music available for sale on iTunes. […]
Apple on Wednesday posted “A Decade of iTunes” celebrating the 10th anniversary of iTunes and the achievements of the music and videos that came to the store. I must say, the timeline format that Apple chose for this feature is really great. It’s like a walk through memory lane for me.
Apple dominates the home digital-video sector, in much the same way it dominates digital music. iTunes’ share of electronic sell-through (EST) for television shows reached 67 percent in 2012. EST television sales from Xbox Video, Apple’s nearest competitor, comprised 14 percent of the market. When it comes to feature-length movies, iTunes boasted a 65 percent share of EST, with Amazon and Xbox Video far behind at 10 percent each.
It’s not even close.
Horace Dediu is getting set to publish a report on iTunes and how the business is doing. He put together an excerpt on his site.
This is great news for Apple. Mac Rumors has a full list of the new countries.
New Xbox Music service brings streaming, subscription and music store to Xbox 360 and Windows 8 PCs, tablets and phones with cloud-based storage.
Apple is bringing the iTunes Store to music fans in Brunei, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
We all know Ping is kind of shit. Well, not kind of. It is shit. But I’ve been thinking recently (dangerous, I know) and I reckon there are a few ways that it can be rescued. Apple’s failed attempt at “social” is not dead yet.
I don’t think Apple knows what to do with Ping. That seems clear because users don’t know what to do with it either. I don’t know that a separate app is the way to go because social networking and sharing is such an impulsive decision — it almost has to be done on the spot.
I’ve been listening to quite a few new tracks from iTunes under Apple’s new “Mastered for iTunes” program. This is something Apple voluntarily started to help improve the audio quality of the music we download from iTunes. From my perspective, it’s great, but Apple has received some self-indulgent criticism in some circles. […]
Most of the top-selling bands in the world sell their music through iTunes, but it was Adele that became the first to break the double platinum sales plateau. […]
I have a feeling this will be popular.
Until now, users have generally had a window of 180 days from the date of their first individual track purchase from a given album within which they could upgrade at the discounted rate using the Complete My Album program… But the updated support document posted by Apple today reveals a different answer, and it now appears that the 180-day deadline has been removed entirely.
More great iTunes news today.
Eric Slivka for Mac Rumors:
That appears to have changed this week with the addition of a “Complete My Season Pass” feature now available in the iTunes Store. When logged in and viewing an iTunes Store page listing for a single season of a TV show, the Season Pass purchase price will be reduced by the amount of previous single-episode purchases…
Great new feature.
I love the opening animation going up the balconies.
Worldwide online music revenue from end-user spending is on pace to total $6.3 billion in 2011, up from $5.9 billion in 2010, according to Gartner, Inc. Online music revenue is forecast to reach $6.8 billion in 2012, and grow to … Continued
AP: The Who’s Pete Townshend on Monday branded Apple Inc.’s iTunes a “digital vampire” that profits from music without supporting the artists who create it. Townshend said that faced with the Internet’s demolition of established copyright protections, iTunes should offer … Continued
It’s Halloween weekend and the fun is about to begin. You don’t need to go out to enjoy yourself, you can visit Apple’s iTunes store and pick up movies, apps, music and other media to help you celebrate. 99 cent … Continued
Fox is about to make history by debuting its new comedy series on iTunes before it shows on TV. In the debut episode of “New Girl,” Zooey Deschanel (“(500) Days of Summer”) stars as Jess Day, a young woman who, … Continued
Reuters: BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is close to rolling out its own music streaming service that will work across its mobile devices, according to four people familiar with the plans. RIM is in late-stage negotiations with major labels, including … Continued
Apple has added the ability to re-download TV Shows to its iCloud service.
This year marks the end of “Entourage,” one of my favorite HBO shows. The network released a special tribute about the show on iTunes.
We sure have come a long way in a short period of time. iTunes went from not having any of The Beatles to having music released exclusively on the music service.
EMI on Tuesday said the The Beatles’ three remastered Anthology music collections will debut on June 14. Anthology, Vols. 1-3 are available for preorder on iTunes starting today.
Apple has reportedly finished work on its iTunes cloud music service and will launch it ahead of Google, it’s main competition in this market.
According to a report on Reuters, Apple’s service will allow users to store music on remote servers and access music via the Internet. Reuters says it has multiple sources that did not want to be named.
Google, who is also working on a cloud music service is running into some problems, according to the report.
New reports suggest Apple is still working hard on its long rumored music locker.
Mac developers and companies around the world have come together to offer help to those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Now musicians are coming together too.
A federal judge has ordered Apple CEO Steve Jobs to answer questions in an iTunes antitrust case that alleges Apple had a music downloading monopoly.
Jon Bon Jovi is laying his cards on the table and the blame for the demise of the music industry at Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ feet.
Apple executives said at the company’s annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday that its North Carolina data center is expected to open this spring.
While it’s not exactly my favorite music, Lady Gaga hit a huge iTunes milestone on Friday — the fastest selling single of all time.
Train on Sunday made history for Apple as the band accepted a Grammy award for “Hey, Soul Sister.”