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XFM to give-away thousands of iTunes tracks

This may be a little fan-focused, but we think the prize is worth having (if you use iTunes), so we’ll tell you about it: XFM is offering 250 free iTunes downloads every day for two weeks in September.

From Saturday 30 August to Friday 19 September, you can register for the Ultimate iTunes Giveaway on the radio station’s website. “hen starting Monday September 8 for 2 weeks, we’ll  be calling back someone at random every hour during Rick Shaw and Jo Good’s shows between 9am and 4pm on Xfm.”
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iTunes Download radio show begins

Premiere Radio Networks will launch a three-hour music countdown show, “The iTunes Download,” which will debut on Top 40 radio stations across the US this weekend.

The show host is iTunes director of music programming, Alex Luke, who will take listeners through a mix of the top downloads on iTunes, artist interviews, celebrity playlists and iTunes user’s iMixes.
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Sirius XM builds iPhone radio app

Newly-merged satellite radio firm Sirius XM is developing an application that will allow iPhone users to listen to the company’s radio transmissions.

As explained by leading US satellite radio website, Orbitcast, the solution is being developed as part of the StreamSmart project.

The StreamSmart project is dedicated to creating a platform for playing content from Sirius XM on a range of devices, including the iPhone. As a general purpose it resonates with the BBC’s plan for ubiquitous device-agnostic future broadcasting through iPlayer.
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Now Virgin Radio plans iTunes-killer?

Virgin Radio is attempting to secure major label support for its new subscription radio service.

Virgin Radio boss, Clive Dickens, is discussing a subscription music service that has more in common with the recently-announced Sky/Universal service than any a la carte or fixed price notion.

Dickens explains: “Our model is about looking at the technology available and working out the balance between DRM and DRM-free. What we’re suggesting is the monthly subscription can vary. If you’re going to pay £5 a month you would get a certain amount of subscription and, say, five tracks to keep a month and if you pay £10 you’d get a certain amount of subscription and 10 tracks to keep each month,” he told Music Week.

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Apple plans iTunes TV broadcasting?

Apple appears to be hatching some kind of plan to transform iTunes into a television broadcasting solution, according to a recent patent filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Apple’s patent posits broadcast services that will be made available from iTunes that will work with a new add-on accessory for the iPod and iPhone. The proposed accessory would “also work with Yahoo and Microsoft subscription services”, MacNN claims.
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iPhone swoons for Kiss 100 radio

Bauer Radio is now broadcasting Kiss 100 radio to iPhone users in the UK, allowing listeners to keep up with the channel using the iPhone web browser.

The Kiss 100 stream is prefixed with an audible ad slot, which the company hopes to sell to advertisers. A landing page has also been developed on the Kiss website, specially-crafted for the iPhone, this page is also expected to be populated by ads.

“You’ve braved the queues and you have your precious iPhone in your hand, and there is but one thing to do with it, tune into KISS,” the channel explains on the Kiss website. “Simply go to totalkiss.com on your iPhone and click on the banner to launch the streaming service. Oh, and please check your network contract terms and conditions first if you are thinking of listening outside of a WiFi network.”
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