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‘The iTunes Download’ to debut this weekend

Premiere Radio Networks has announced the launch of “The iTunes Download,” a new three-hour weekend countdown show hosted by iTunes Director of Music Programming Alex Luke. In addition to playing a selection of the 30 most downloaded songs from iTunes, the show will feature interviews with high-profile artists, celebrity playlists, and iMixes. President of Premiere Radio Networks Charlie Rahilly said, “Being the first radio company to do a national show with iTunes demonstrates our desire and ability to explore unprecedented ways to reach, entertain and involve listeners.” “The iTunes charts have become the first indicator, each week, of what millions of music fans are buying,” said Luke. “Radio is where more music buyers first hear what they want to buy and iTunes is the place they go to do it—now we’re connecting the two.” “The iTunes Download” will debut this weekend on Top 40 radio stations nationwide, and will air on Saturdays or Sundays.

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Comments

1

…And the popularity of music on iTunes depends on what consumers hear on the radio. It’s a self homogenizing system.
Does anyone remember when DJ’s played music that they liked, simply because they liked it.
If the Beatles or Elvis came along today, they wouldn’t get a look-in.

Posted by Dan Woods on August 13, 2008 at 1:28 PM (PDT)

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That seems way off, based on what tends to be popular and featured on the iTunes store, Dan. Yes, there’s a certain amount of I-saw-it-on-MTV, especially on the video chart, but there’s also a lot of stuff that hits the top 10 of downloads months in advance of it making it big on the radio, if it ever does at all.

And the music featured and the freebie stuff tends to be up to a year ahead of radio and TV, much of the time.

Posted by LBY3 on August 13, 2008 at 3:21 PM (PDT)

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Heard it Sunday.. It was amazingly dull. All overplayed pop MTV crap. Nothing new to see here. move along.

Posted by JF on December 15, 2008 at 7:30 PM (PDT)

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