2012 – Agreement on Royalty rates for Digital music reached on This Day in Rock Music History! The Music Industry’s largest trade groupd agreed on rates for licensing music to online services such as iTunes and Rhapsody. The internet has diverted 50% of all music sales. This agreement will introduce 5 new kinds of digital […]
2011 – Steve Jobs, Apple Computers, Disney, Pixar, and iTunes died today on This Day in Rock Music History!
2011 – Steve Jobs, Apple Computers, Disney, Pixar, and iTunes died today on This Day in Rock! Jobs, most notably known for the iPhone in recent years, contributed to the computer and music world. iTunes being the most notable and influential music download service in the known universe. At one time apple battled over the […]
2011 – Judge orders Jobs to answer iTunes questions on This Day in Rock! Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs, who is out on medical leave, has been ordered by a federal magistrate to answer questions from plaintiffs’ lawyers in an antitrust lawsuit related to his company’s iTunes business. U.S. Magistrate Judge Howard Lloyd, […]
2010 – Apple Announces Beatles Deal on iTunes Apple has acquired the rights to sell Beatles music on its online store. Looking for Hype to gain more momentum, Apple caused a frenzy Monday with speculators. “Well, let’s not start deleting our iTunes libraries just yet”, sqeacked the Wall Street Journal, “the big news is that […]
2010 – iTunes Store Tops 10 Billion Songs Sold. iTunes does it again. Pretty impressive… and Johnny Cash earns yet another footnote in Music History. CUPERTINO, California—February 25, 2010—Apple® today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded over 10 billion songs from the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com), the world’s most popular online music, TV and […]
2008 – Metallica have just premiered the video for their single “The Day That Never Comes” on their MySpace page. The epic clip was directed by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg and filmed this past July in southern California. On working with the acclaimed filmmaker, Hetfield explained to MTV.com, “That’s the beauty, I think, of writing […]
2008 – PR reports: Metallica have just released the first single off their upcoming album, Death Magnetic. The epic track is entitled “The Day That Never Comes” and it’s now available through iTunes and is streaming on the band’s site. The band recently filmed a video for the track with Danish film director Thomas Vinterberg […]
2008 – Apple’s iTunes overtook supermarket group Wal-Mart to become the largest music retailer in the US. Market research firm NPD said iTunes surpassed Wal-Mart in January and February if 12 downloads are considered equal to the sale of one CD album. iTunes had sold more than four billion songs since its launch in 2003.
2008 – Neil Aspinall, who ran the Apple Corps music empire for the Beatles from 1970 – 2007 died at a hospital in New York from cancer aged 66. A school friend of Sir Paul McCartney and George Harrison, he was regarded by some of the band as the “fifth Beatle” becoming he the Beatles’ […]
2008 – iTunes Sells 4 Billionth Song idolator reports: The record industry has 4 billion reasons to kiss Steve Jobs in the public square. That is the amount of songs that iTunes has sold, which has made it the second largest music retailer in the US. They are second only to the brick and mortar […]
2006 – A British judge rules that Apple Computers did not break an agreement with The Beatles – who own the Apple label – not to enter the music with their iPod and iTunes stores.
2004 – The Pixies releases its first new song in 13 years. “Bam Thwok” is available beginning at midnight for digital download exclusively via Apple’s iTunes Music Store.