If a new report is to be believed, Apple’s plans to introduce longer song samples in the iTunes Store last week was waylaid by music publishers, who at the last moment opposed the move to extend music samples from 30 to 60 seconds.
Summer is winding to a close, and we just received our invitation to Apple’s annual music-oriented event. New iPod touches are almost certainly on the menu -- possibly with a front-facing camera for FaceTime and maybe even a Retina Display thrown in for good measure.
A new version of iTunes -- which we suspect will probably be called iTunes 10 -- is also expected next month, which got us thinking about all the cool stuff that we might get to see from the ubiquitous media player’s ninth anniversary.
If you’ve patiently waited with bated breath for The Beatles to finally land on iTunes, you might want to start breathing normally again, because you may have a long wait -- so says she who holds the apple in her hand, both literally and figuratively.
Everyone has a favorite “headphone jam,” and we want to know what yours is. Leave us a comment below with the song title and artist of your favorite tune for headphone listening, and you just might win a sweet pair of iPhone-compatible headphones. We’ll pick a winner at random, but you can only enter once. Good luck!
We've heard a few rumors about Google Music in the past, but the New York Post believes that Google could be in "accelerated" discussions with music companies to make Google Music a reality sooner than later. As Apple touts at many keynote addresses, iTunes currently holds 28% market share of the digital music download business. With Google Music, it is rumored that the search engine giant could grab some of that market share for its self.
Streaming music service MOG has launched a mobile application that will enable iPhone and Android users to access over 8 million songs over 3G and WiFi. While the service won't enable users to download music and store it internally, there is a subscription fee of $9.99 a month that gives access to all content, anytime, and a free 3-day trial for newcomers.
I thought I could stream all of my music from my Mac to my AirPort Express, but I can’t send my Pandora music to it. I’ve looked all over my AirPort Utility settings and my System Preferences, but there’s no way for me to stream Pandora to it. What gives?
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today 2 rail against digital music and iTunes in particular. So says the artist formerly known (and later still known) as Prince, who claims that “the Internet’s completely over.”
If you thought Pandora was your only option for a multitasking, background playing music app, you're seriously going to love this news. Both Last.fm and Spotify have announced that their app updates include iOS 4 support and background listening.