Wednesday, May 18, 2016

asking Internet radio stations for iTunes Radio cover art

As itsiTunes Radiolaunch draws closer, has begun sending out emails to owners of Internet radio stations asking that they provide cover art for future use on iTunes and mobile devices.The move suggests that the company is looking to ftureindependent strming music stations, alongside its premium iTunes content, in the upcoming service…MacRumorshas a copy of the email:Dr Internet Radio Provider,Cover ArtThe iTunes Store now requires cover art for Internet Radio stations. The cover art files must be 1400 x 1400 pixels in JPG or PNG format using RGB color space. The URL must end in “.jpg”, “.jpeg” or “.png”. To add cover art to your station, send an email to including your contact name, station name and cover art file.Cover art should avoid pixelation. Any text should be legible at reduced sizes on small devices. Note that Internet Radio cover art is not currently displayed.Questions about iTunes Radio?Check out iTunes Radio here.Regards,The iTunes Internet Radio TmTo get an id of what this could mn to us users, pop open your iTunes app on your PC or Mac and loe the ‘Radio’ tab. Here you’ll find about 30 different re channels that brk down into thousands of different Internet radio stations. Now, imagine these strms being organized, and curated, and available on your mobile device with a single tap.Of course, this is still speculation at this point. But users have long been calling for to offer access to its collection of Internet radio stations through iOS, and iTunes Radio seems like the perfect platform to do it. Such a move would also add an interesting dynamic to ’s budding music service that might draw in folks that otherwise wouldn’t have used it.After months of ‘iRadio‘ rumors, unveiled iTunes Radioduring its June WWDC event. The service will be free, with advertisements, and ad-free for those with iTunes Match memberships. And it’s expected to launch sometime this fall.

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