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Apple Prepping Major iTunes Overhaul?

Apple Prepping Major iTunes Overhaul 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 set for early June.
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Vevo Streaming iTunes Festival Concerts at SXSW

Vevo Streaming iTunes Festival Concerts at SXSW 300x150 Vevo Streaming iTunes Festival Concerts at SXSWNot 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 Festival to Apple devices on a nightly basis during SXSW. As a result, Vevo iOS and Apple TV viewers, as well as Mac Safari users, can catch all the action as it happens.
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Music Icon Issues Challenge to Apple’s iPod at SXSW

Music Icon Issues Challenge to Apples iPod at SXSW 300x213 Music Icon Issues Challenge to Apples iPod at SXSWRecording 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 movement initiated by Young “with a mission to restore the soul of music – bringing the highest-quality digital music to discerning, passionate consumers, who hunger to hear music the way its creators intended, with the emotion, detail, and power intact.”

To that end, Young is pushing a new product called PonoPlayer, which will directly challenge Apple’s industry-leading iPod.
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Infographic: How Music Has Gone Mobile

Infographic How Music Has Gone Mobile 300x184 Infographic: How Music Has Gone MobileTapjoy has just published a new infographic with data on the relationship between mobile devices and music, with insights into the habits of music lovers.

It’s an interesting discussion sparked by the mobile ad network today. For Tapjoy, it’s also a timely piece, as 30 million people just watched the Grammy’s – the award ceremony’s second largest audience in the last 20 years.
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Pandora CFO Says iTunes Radio is a Threat

Pandora CFO Says iTunes Radio is a Threat 300x200 Pandora CFO Says iTunes Radio is a ThreatPandora 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 Radio is such a credible threat, it’s obvious that the reach of the Apple ecosystem not to mention massive support from major record labels have all contributed to the strength of Apple’s new platform.
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Pandora Picks Former Microsoft Exec for New CEO

Pandora Picks Former Microsoft Exec for New CEO 300x200 Pandora Picks Former Microsoft Exec for New CEOPandora 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 list of achievements at such companies as General Mills, The New York Times, Walt Disney, Seamless, AppNexus, and aQuantive.

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Pandora Lifts Limit On Free Mobile Listening

Pandora Lifts Limit On Free Mobile Listening 300x182 Pandora Lifts Limit On Free Mobile ListeningIt’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 listeners that tune in every month will now have more time to hear the music they love, and thousands of working artists will reach more fans.”

Pandora is now available through more than 1,000 consumer electronic devices and will be installed in approximately one-third of all new cars sold in the United States in 2013.
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