Apple Unveils ICloud

Apple Unveils ICloud
As previously reported, Apple unveiled its iCloud service yesterday at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, introducing a cloud-music service that wirelessly stores users' content and makes it accessible on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, as well as on Mac computers and PCs. Notable features included with the new service are iTunes in the Cloud, which allows users to download previously purchased music to all iOS devices at no additional cost, and apps purchased in the App Store can now be downloaded to all iOS devices. Apple also announced yesterday that 15 billion songs have been sold at iTunes, making it the number one music retailer in the world, and 14 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store. (6/7)

Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam To Celebrate 10 Years
On June 8 GRAMMY winner Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam, the kick-off event for the CMA Music Festival, will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, featuring performances by Doug Kershaw, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Dolly Parton, the Quebe Sisters Band, Connie Smith, and Mel Tillis. Stuart began the event as a way to welcome fans to country music's biggest festival, and it has since raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for The Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundation. Past performers have included Dierks Bentley, Neko Case, Charlie Daniels, Jerry Lee Lewis, Old Crow Medicine Show, Keith Urban, and Porter Wagoner, among others. (6/7)

News Corp. Nearing Decision To Sell Myspace
Following recent reports, News Corp. is closer to finalizing a deal to sell its social media property Myspace. According to Billboard.biz, the deal could come in the form of a strategic partnership rather than an outright sale with News Corp. retaining a stake in Myspace. The company plans to narrow its offers in the next two weeks and a deal could be finalized by the end of the month. (6/7)

Harvey, LaBelle To Be Honored At BET Awards
GRAMMY-nominated comedian Steve Harvey will be honored with the Humanitarian Award and GRAMMY winner Patti LaBelle will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 BET Awards on June 26 in Los Angeles. GRAMMY-nominated artist Chris Brown is the top nominee with six nominations, including Best Male R&B Artist and the Viewers' Choice Award. (6/7)

 

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