Music

Amazon Launches Free Music Service for Members

iOS users with an Amazon Prime subscription now have another free music streaming option. Amazon rolled out its new music streaming service called "Prime Music" for Amazon Prime members. The service gives users access to over a million songs, hundreds of Amazon curated playlists and the ability to download tracks for offline listening.

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Early reports suggest that Amazon's music library is not as deep as Pandora or Spotify, but the service is ad-free if you already have an Amazon Prime account. Not to mention, a $99 yearly subscription also nabs you free shipping from Amazon.com, access to Amazon's movie streaming service and deals on select products. A yearly subscription to Pandora may be cheaper, but it only offers ad-free music, not all the perks of an Amazon Prime subscription.

Why Does Apple Want to Spend $3.2 Billion on Beats Electronics?

Several sources, including the Finacial Times and Bloomberg, have reported that Apple Inc. (AAPL) is in talks to purchase Beats Electronics LLC for $3.2 billion. If true, this would be the most money Apple has ever paid to acquire another company. But why is Apple considering paying so much for Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s music accessory company? While Apple hasn't officially announced its decision to buy Beats Electronics there are a few theories floating around as to why the iPhone-maker is making such a big move.

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Apple changed the music industry with the release of the iPod and iTunes, but services like Pandora and Spotify are causing an industry-wide drop in music downloads. According to various sources, Apple is reportedly looking to bolster its music-offerings by incorporating Shazam's song ID feature in iOS 8. The company's iTunes Radio has also also gotten off to a slow start, but adding Beats Music could help change all that.

How to Delete All Music from the iPhone

It's no secret that running out of space on the iPhone causes issues. Free storage space is needed for iOS to run properly, not to mention for the installation of system updates and new apps. Music is easily synced provided the songs are in iTunes, and iCloud users can store music remotely to save space. When needed, deleting all of the music tracks on an iOS device is an easy way to free up extra space quickly.

Make sure the music on your iOS device is stored elsewhere before following this tip. Individual songs and playlists can be deleted by swiping right to left directly in the Music app. To quickly wipe out all of the music on the iOS device follow these steps.

How do I remove / delete stations from iTunes Radio on iOS?

Custom iTunes Radio stations can be deleted on an iOS device by following these steps:

1. Open the Music app and navigate to Radio.
2. Tap Edit next to My Stations.
3. After the list of My Stations appears, swipe left on the station you wish to delete.

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4. Tap the red Delete button to remove the station.
5. After you've finished deleting stations, tap Done in the upper right corner.

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Beyoncé Becomes Fastest Selling Album on iTunes Store

Apple announced today that Beyoncé’s newest album has become the fastest selling studio release ever on the iTunes Store. The self-named album sold 828,773 copies in just its first three days while breaking first week album sales in the US. The album also earned the number one slot on the music charts in 104 countries, according to the Apple press release.

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Beyoncé was released exclusively worldwide on the iTunes on December 13. This is the fifth solo release by the artist and her first "visual album," which features 14 new songs and 17 videos shot around the world. Beyoncé's last album"4" sold 310,000 copies in its debut week in July of 2011, according to Billboard.

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