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Aerosmith Signs Deal With iTunes For Classic Catalog

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I think of the Aerosmith story in two parts, everything that happened before the release of their hit album Permanent Vacation and everything after. It's the everything after part that's shaky, including some mediocre music and a lead singer playing judge on a hack talent show. But in the days before "Dude Looks Like A Lady" reignited the band's popularity in 1987,...

Apple Negotiating For Unlimited Music Download Access

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Apple Negotiating For Unlimited Music Download Access
It was always a matter of when, not if, for Apple to start negotiating with record companies to loosen the reins and allow consumers unlimited use of their iTunes music. According to Bloomberg, Apple are in talks with a number of labels, including Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group, to provide users more flexible access...

Apple To Sell Beatles Music On iTunes, Finally

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The Beatles-iTunes Rumors Heat Up Before Apple Event
Apple has - finally! - reached an agreement to sell Beatles albums on iTunes, the Wall Street Journal reports. Apple on Monday posted a message on the iTunes homepage that it would make "an exciting announcement" Tuesday morning. Well, Tuesday morning is here and the Cupertino, Calif. boys did not disappoint; a deal for legal downloading of the...

The Beatles Might Finally Be Coming To iTunes

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Apple on Monday posted a message on the iTunes homepage that it would make "an exciting announcement" Tuesday morning. Well, Tuesday morning isn't here yet, but already speculation is that Apple will announce that it would soon start carrying the Beatles' music catalog. An agreement for legal downloading of the group’s catalog of music from...

Apple Switching To 90 Second Song Previews On iTunes

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Apple Switching To 90 Second Song Previews On iTunes
Good news for commitment-weary iTunes shoppers: Apple has sent word to the music labels that it will start to triple the length of music previews on iTunes from 30 seconds to 90 seconds. MacRumours has reported if a song's run time is under 2 minutes and 30 second, the preview time will stay at 30 seconds.

New Apple iPod Gets Help from Chris Martin and Lady Gaga

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Today Steve Jobs once again made one of his huge, and very dramatic announcements regarding the latest product from Apple. He unveiled a new line of iPods, which he called the "strongest lineup of iPods we’ve ever had.” Damn Steve, no pressure there. To help him kick off the new batch of goodies he tapped Coldplay front man Chris Martin and Lady Gaga.

Apple Schedules Music Event For Next Week

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Apple Schedules Music Event For Next Week
Apple is planning a music-themed event in San Francisco next Wednesday, which means updated iPods or possibly a new cloud-based version of iTunes could be in the works. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company emailed reporters a special invitation featuring an acoustic guitar with the Apple logo for the Sept. 1. event; Apple usually reserves time in September to unveil...

Apple Inc. Shuts Down Lala

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Hop over to Lala this morning to legally stream/ download your favorite tunes or albums (though, if they’re already your favorites, you probably already own them, and are just going there to secretly listen to the new MGMT you just can’t force yourself to buy) and you’ll run straight into a very interesting message instead of the usual Lala homepage, one that...

10 Billionth Song Sold By iTunes Is Johnny Cash But Black Eyed Peas Hold...

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10 Billionth Song Sold By iTunes Is Johnny Cash But Black Eyed Peas Holds No. 1 Spot
Apple's iTunes has sold it's 10 billionth song when consumer, 71-year-old Louie Sulcer purchased the Johnny Cash song, "Guess Things Happen That Way," today. As the 10 billionth consumer, Sulcer has also received a $10,000 gift card from iTunes - an enticing factor which swayed consumers to buy a few more songs than usual this past week. However, what's more interesting is the fact that the top...

Apple Has Officially Acquired Lala!

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Apple Officially Acquires Lala!
This morning was buzzing with technology gossip in regards to the rumor of Apple buying Lala. Everyone from CNET, Wired, and the New York Times has reported their concern over this monopoly, and now we are reporting that Apple has officially acquired Lala. It's done. As if Apple weren't already dominating all music businesses already, they have...

Eminem and Apple Settle Lawsuit

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It's settled, Eminem won't have to go to court with Apple. According to the Associated Press, Apple Inc. and Eminem's music publisher, Eight Mile Style have settled a lawsuit over the digital downloading rights to many of the Detroit rapper's songs.

Apple, Eminem Hoping To Avoid Court Date

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Rap star Eminem and Apple are looking at a date in court if both parties are unable to broker a deal concerning a lawsuit about whether the rapper's music could be used with iTunes. Eight Mile Style, Eminem's music publisher, and another plaintiff, Martin Affiliated, are claiming in a lawsuit in federal court in Detroit that Apple was never authorized...

Apple's Steve Jobs Announces New iPod Nano

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Yesterday was a big day for Apple. The iPod Nano got outfitted with video, the iPod Touch doubled in size, and most importantly, Steve Jobs was back from his liver transplant and in full fighting force. While there was no official announcement of The Beatles coming to iTunes, there was still plenty of excitement, and thanks to Wired we have the whole rundown.

The Beatles-iTunes Rumors Heat Up Before Apple Event

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The Beatles-iTunes Rumors Heat Up Before Apple Event
It's the eve of Apple's “It's Only Rock and Roll” event in San Francisco, and The Beatles-to-iTunes rumors have reached a fever pitch. Things really got saucy earlier when Sky News reported that the Beatles catalog would be available on iTunes. Their source? None other than Yoko Ono! The article was quickly yanked down, but not before fueling speculation of the...

Apple to Unveil New iPods September 9

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After all the rumors, we finally have a confirmed date for the Apple event, September 9, according to an article on Crunch Gear. The event has a musical theme based after the Rolling Stones song “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)”. When it comes to Apple events, the music theme means only one thing, new iPods. According to the rumors, the new line of iPods will be adding...

Apple Approves Spotify iPhone App

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For those who don’t know, Spotify is a program that streams music from most major record labels (support for the independents is on the way) at the click of the button. Unfortunately, it's only available if you live in the U.K., or if you are amongst the select few in the U.S. who is sent an invite code for the service. There is hope for the rest of us since Spotify has been planning a...

Rhapsody Goes Public With Pending iPhone App

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Simply stated: RealNetworks has developed an iPhone application that brings the Rhapsody music service to the iPhone and iPod touch. RealNetworks unveiled their latest endeavor here, plus video demonstration. But here's where the fun begins. Right now it's unclear whether or not Apple will even approve the Rhapsody application or not. The application will be submitted this week. To...

iTunes Devours A Quarter of US Sales, Digital Sales Will Equal CD Sales

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Itunes Devour A Quarter of US Sales, Digital Sales Will Equal CD Sales
iTunes continues to climb its way up the ladder to their final destination: Total domination in sales. They've made a few changes here and there with the 3-tier pricing but it seems like it hasn't phased digital consumers out there one bit. According to a release statement the NPD Group, Apple's iTunes accounts for 25 percent of all music units sold, up...

Rumored Apple Keynote To Focus On Music

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Rumored Apple Keynote To Focus On Music
According to “multiple music industry sources," MediaMemo reports that Apple is planning a music-centric keynote event for the week of Sept. 7, possibly to debut the new “Cocktail” format that Apple has been working on, which bundles full-length albums with special features and interactive content like album covers and liner notes. That Apple floated the ‘news’...

Apple Tried To Silence Owners of Exploding iPod

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You would think that Apple would give you a refund if your iPod exploded and gave you burn scars. Well, that's not really what Ken Stanborough (in Liverpool) and his daughter, Ellie (pictured above with the deceiving iPod) got. Instead, what they got was a gagging order. What does that exactly mean? This means that Apple tried to give them their money back ONLY if they were...