Tag Archives: iTunes

Apple To Shutter iTunes In Move To Music App

Bloomberg News reports: Apple Inc.’s developer conference beginning Monday will move the company closer to a future in which the iPhone is no longer the central cog for other products and services. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and other leaders will make a keynote presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, to unveil updates of Apple’s operating …

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Apple Boots Alex Jones From iTunes For Hate Speech

Buzzfeed News reports: Apple has removed the entire library for five of Infowars’ six podcasts from its iTunes and Podcast apps, BuzzFeed News has learned. Among the podcasts, which were removed from Apples’ iTunes directory, are the show “War Room” as well as the popular Alex Jones Show podcast, which is hosted daily by the prominent conspiracy theorist. Apple’s decision …

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Columbia House Declares Bankruptcy

Yeah, I got suckered into this scam back in high school and you probably did too. NBC News reports: The music died for Columbia House on Monday when its parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As anyone with a dusty Hootie & the Blowfish album probably knows, Columbia House became popular in the 1990s as the business that …

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iTunes Issues 2014 Year-End Charts

Today iTunes issued its year-end bestsellers chart. Above is this year’s top ten for digital singles. The soundtrack to Disney’s Frozen tops the list for downloaded albums, followed closely by Taylor Swift’s 1989 and Coldplay’s Ghost Stories. The top three downloaded movies: Frozen, The Lego Movie, and The Wolf Of Wall Street. The top three downloaded television shows: Game Of …

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Church Threatens To Sue “I’m Not Gay No More” Man Over iTunes Release

Via TMZ: The church where the “I’m Not Gay No More” guy went straight is not only intolerant toward gays, they have an intense dislike for people who steal their tunes. The Church of God in Christ insists Andrew Caldwell call in the lawyers because their now-famous parishioner jazzed up his hilarious moment with background singers and released it on …

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Lady Gaga Live At iTunes Festival

The full 71-minute show. (Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

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The CD Turns 30

NPR Music takes note: Today marks the 30th anniversary of a musical format many of us grew up with: the compact disc. It’s been three decades since the first CD went on sale in Japan. The shiny discs came to dominate music industry sales, but their popularity has faded in the digital age they helped unleash. The CD is just …

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iTunes Outs Queen Latifah

She may say NO but iTunes says YES. See her album listed on the lower right of their gay pride page, along with out artists Clay Aiken, Adam Lambert, and Scissor Sisters. (Tipped by JMG reader Brian)

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Whitney Tops iTunes Album Charts

Source.

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Open Thread Thursday

What’s the most-played track in your iTunes?

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Apple Ends Christianist Affiliation

Apple has pulled their iTunes store from a Christianist site that funds anti-gay hate groups like the Family Research Council. This move comes after pressure from petition site Change.org convinced other major companies such as the BBC to end their affiliations as well. Apple has removed their iTunes store from the “Christan Values Network” (CVN.org) after more than 22,000 people …

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Apple Unveils iCloud

At today’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Steve Jobs gave up the details of the company’s much-discussed cloud-based music service. The new iCloud service replaces Apple’s MobileMe document-sharing offering, which cost $99 a year. The new iCloud service is free and available now with an iOS 4.3 update, Jobs said. With iCloud, content such as music and documents is stored on …

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Seems About Right

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Apple To Launch iCloud

Apple is set to launch a cloud-based music player that will scan a user’s home iTunes library and then make those tracks available from any web device. Apple has signed deals with Warner Music Group Corp., Sony Corp.’s Sony Music Entertainment and EMI Group Ltd. and expects to sign a fourth with Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group this week. The …

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Amazon Sells Gaga For 99 Cents

In a smackdown squarely aimed at iTunes, today Amazon began selling Lady Gaga’s new full-length album for a mere 99 cents. The release is priced at $11.99 on iTunes. Amazon’s sale is for today only.

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It Was The Beatles

Meh. Hardly huge and definitely not unforgettable.

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iTunes Has A “Huge” Announcement

Apple is teasing a “huge” announcement for iTunes that will make the product “unforgettable.” Tech watchers are betting on a change to a cloud-based service in which your library would be hosted remotely, but accessible from any web-enabled device such as your iPhone. Others are guessing on a Zune-like subscription service in which you’d have access to all of iTunes …

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Google To Compete With iTunes

Google is set to launch a music service expected to compete with industry pioneer iTunes. Google is in talks with music labels on plans for a download store and a digital song locker that would allow its mobile users to play songs wherever they are as it steps up its rivalry with Apple, according to people familiar with the matter. …

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iTunes Sells 10 Billionth Song

Apple has announced that iTunes saw its 10 billionth download yesterday. Here’s the all-time iTunes top ten for singles. 1. Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling”2. Lady Gaga, “Poker Face”3. Black Eyed Peas, “Boom Boom Pow”4. Jason Mraz, “I’m Yours”5. Coldplay, “Viva La Vida”6. Lady Gaga, “Just Dance”7. Flo Rida, “Low”8. Taylor Swift, “Love Story”9. Leona Lewis, “Bleeding Love”10. Ke$ha, …

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iTunes’ Top Downloads For 2009

I’m usually more interested in Billboard’s year-end charts, which include physical and download sales, but here’s what sold best on iTunes. I recognize half of the most popular singles, which is pretty good for me these days. Top-Selling Songs: “Boom Boom Pow,” Black Eyed Peas“Right Round,” Flo Rida“Poker Face,” Lady GaGa“I Gotta Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas“Gives You Hell,” The All-American …

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