Apple signs Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams for iTunes festival; event to be streamed to iOS devices

Apple signs Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams for iTunes festival; event to be streamed to iOS devices
Apple's 2014 iTunes festival in London will be streamed to iOS devices, like in the past. There is one major change, though. Instead of forcing iOS users to download a dedicated app for the occasion, those who want to hear the music can watch and listen via a live stream, coming from the iTunes store. Over 100 countries are expected to receive the stream. The month-long event begins in September, with over 60 acts to play at the Roundhouse in Camden.

So just who is on the bill? Tunesmith Adam Levine and Maroon 5 will be on stage, along with "Happy" singer Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue and even Blondie. Speaking of nostalgia, Chrissie Hynde and Robert Plant are also scheduled to perform. There is speculation that this year's festival will mark the launch of iTunes Radio or Beats Music in the U.K. Both streaming services debuted in the U.S. While Apple is still awaiting the closing of its deal to purchase Beats Audio, nothing prevents it from expanding Beats Music to other countries.

Apple has held the event every year starting in 2007. So far, more than 430 acts have been presented on stage.


source: TheGuardian

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8 Comments

1. Cyberchum

Posts: 1037; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Maroon 5

2. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Pharrell Williams !

3. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Cuz i'm happy......

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

WOW! Now I'm craving for an iPhone.

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Saw Pharrell a few weeks ago, great show.

6. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Best part, Adam Levine doesn't use iPhones, he's too cool; now that's iRony!

7. droid4all

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

Well Apple, that doesn't lure me to buying a Apple product but I guess I'll cheat and use my work supplied IPAD to stream it lol.

8. sybersushi1

Posts: 8; Member since: May 29, 2013

I wish Avril Lavigne was there!

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