Apple announced today that the iTunes Festival is finally coming to the US. The festival, which usually takes place in the UK only in September, will debut in the US in March 11 through the 15. iTunes Festival will take part of SXSW in Austin, Texas and will feature Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, ZEDD and more.
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iTunes Radio is now available in Australia. The music streaming service by Apple arrived to the land down under with over 100 stations straight on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, Windows PC, and Apple TV. Australia joins the US as the only countries with iTunes Radio availability.
As a Spotify user and a wanna be "DJ" I'm very happy to know that there's finally an iOS app to mix music from Spotify, as well as from iTunes. For me it is very important to have Spotify as an option as all the music I consume is from that service and I don't have much on my iOS device on the Music app. So Pacemaker is a great option for those like me that want to mix music and want to use Spotify as their music source.
Music service Beats Music was launched last night on the web and with mobile apps for the iPhone and Android devices. This is a subscription service that costs $9.99 a month but users can try it for free for 7 days; AT&T customers can try it out for up to 90 days. The service offers a way of discovering music through your music taste by delivering playlists curated by music experts and technology that used to be part of music service MOG, which was acquired by Beats in 2012. I've been trying out the service since last night and here are some of my impressions.
If you think there are enough music services, think again. Beats Music, the music service by the headphone maker Beats by Dr. Dre, has launched tonight along with an iPhone app. The service offers a catalog of 20 million songs to stream or listen offline. The service is created in a way that gives users new ways to discover music by offering playlists elaborated by music experts and technology.
Last December music streaming service Spotify announced that users on a non premium plan would be able to stream music through the iOS app. Previously only those with a Premium paying plan could stream music through Spotify's mobile app, but that ended today with an update to the iPhone and iPad app.
Music service Spotify announced today that users can now enjoy the service for free on mobile devices. This sounds great for the many that can't afford to pay up to $9.99 a month, but certainly there's a catch. Contrary to premium paying users, those who use the service for free have to listen to music in a "shuffle" mode, meaning, you pick an artist or playlist, but you can't pick the order of how the songs will play. Also, between a few songs you might hear ads; nothing is entirely free.
Music service Rdio announced today that it would begin offering free music through its “Stations” feature, which is a radio kind of feature. This move from Rdio is a direct response to Apple’s newest music service iTunes Radio, a service that gathered over 11 million users in a little less than a week.
Apple starts showing why iTunes Radio will be a hit by allowing its users to stream Justin Timberlake's upcoming album for free. The company unveiled iTunes Radio at WWDC in June and it became available with the release of iOS 7 last week.
Music service Spotify announced today a new featured called Browse, which consists of expert playlists for every mood and moment, entering in direct competition with Songza. The feature, which will roll out gradually on the iOS app, will offer carefully curated playlists with and easy-to-use interface.