Rumored deal with iHeartMedia could see Beats 1 broadcast on 850 US radio stations

Apple’s Beats 1 streaming radio station could expand to become a traditional broadcast radio show if a suggested partnership with iHeartMedia comes off. iHeartMedia is America’s largest radio group, operating more than 850 stations across the US … more… The post Rumored deal with iHeartMedia could see Beats 1 broadcast on 850 US radio stations […]

Apple updates Radio tab with live Beats 1 show details and artwork in iOS Music app

Apple has rolled out a nice enhancement to the Radio tab in the Music app, further promoting Beats 1 as a live always-on service. As pictured above, rather than displaying the same static image of the Beats 1 logo with a Listen Now subtitle, the Radio tab now updates along with the live schedule … displaying live show titles, […]

Apple announces free ad-supported iTunes Radio stations going away on January 29th, will require Apple Music subscription

In an email circulating to customers, Apple has announced that the ad-supported iTunes Radio stations available in the US and Australia are going away on January 29th. Beats 1 will be the ‘premiere free broadcast’ going forward. All other radio station features, i.e. the algorithmic stations like Charting Now or Pop Workout, will require an active Apple Music […]

Apple Looking to Sign Drake, Pharrell and David Guetta as iTunes Radio Guest DJs

Apple is in talks to sign Toronto-born rapper Drake, hip-hop artist Pharrell Williams and electronic music DJ David Guetta as guest DJs for a revamped iTunes Radio, according to the New York Post. The report also claims that Apple continues to negotiate with record labels for Apple Music and wants to offer a three-month free […]

Apple introduces automated buying and improved customer targeting for iTunes Radio ads

Advertisers looking to make automated ad purchases on Apple’s iTunes Radio platform will finally be able to do so thanks to changes the company is rolling out now. While in-app iAds have been available for automated targeting for some time now, audio ads that run on free iTunes Radio accounts have always only been available […]