As a promotion for this year’s release of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar has made all of the awesome radio stations, from every single GTA game that has had them, available for your listening pleasure on iTunes and Spotify.
The list of stations you can listen to is pretty massive. Check out the full list of stations here.
Bruce Willis plans a long legal fight over the ability to will his iTunes music collection to his children
With physical collections of music or magazines, it’s simple— if you want to will them to someone when you die, you just say it and it happens. But in the age of digital everything and stuff stored in the cloud, what happens to digital items you purchased? Bruce Willis apparently has a massive digital music collection stored in iTunes, and he’s starting early to make sure whenever it is he dies, he can will it to his children, instead of all that music going back to Apple.
Apple’s long-awaited iTunes Match service went live today before it quickly became overwhelmed with traffic. Obviously. If Apple’s servers couldn’t handle Siri pinging the internet to find out how to dispose of a dead body for a week or two after the launch of the iPhone 4S, I hope no one was expecting a million people using iTunes Match would go smoothly.
With digital distribution looking more and more like the imminent future of movies, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has teamed up with Apple to add a new feature to the iTunes movie store that does one better than DVD. Sony is “quietly testing” features that will be exclusive to people who purchase a movie on iTunes, such as the ability to clip scenes from their movies to share on social networks as well the ability to search for certain words in the script. It’s their hope that features like this will entice people to purchase on iTunes instead of DVD while simultaneously acting as an experiment to what’s possible within the digital medium.
Finally your life is complete now that The Beatles are on iTunes, or “Your Apple is in my Apple” or… oh fuck it, I’m done. That’s all I have to say about that. Are you excited? Indifferent? I’m just annoyed that Yoko and Paul and whoever are such fucking tightwads with the Apple licensing. I mean on the one end of the spectrum is George Lucas who just doesn’t give a fuck and on the other end are the remaining Beatles, who apparently wait for a sign in triplicate from God and authenticated by the Pope and the ghost of John Lennon before they let their music appear anywhere at all.
Right now, Apple’s sitting pretty on top of the legal digital music download world, but Google has plans of its own to open up its own digital download service by Christmas, allowing its users to play songs wherever they are.
Apple held one of its regular gigantic “roll Steve Jobs out” product unveiling events today, called informally “The Music Event” due to its Apple icon on a guitar logo, though the music aspect wasn’t the real big deal this time around.
Waiting for The Beatles to show up on iTunes? Don’t hold your breath. Yoko Ono and EMI seem to be dead set on forcing you to torrent Beatles songs instead of actually receiving money for them if you want a digital copy.