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MacRumors
Aug 29, 2013, 10:10 AM
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Earlier this month, Apple began offering free content (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/02/apple-begins-offering-free-content-in-apple-store-ios-app-with-color-zen/) from its digital content stores through its Apple Store (http://appshopper.com/lifestyle/apple-store) iOS app, starting with the app Color Zen and moving on to an iBookstore offering (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/12/apple-updates-apple-store-app-with-free-ibookstore-offering/) with Margaret Wise Brown's Away in My Airplane.

Just days ago, Apple began offering free download codes for photography app Landcam (http://www.appshopper.com/photography/landcam), but the company has already replaced that offer with a new feature promoting its upcoming iTunes Festival (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/20/apple-tv-updated-with-new-live-streaming-channel-for-septembers-itunes-festival/) concert series in London throughout the month of September.

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The new Apple Store app feature promotes the festival and associated app (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/06/05/itunes-festival-london-2013-app-updated-with-passbook-support/), while also offering free downloads of six songs from artists participating in the festival.

- "Trying to Be Cool" by Phoenix
- "Workin' Woman Blues" by Valerie June
- "2013" by Primal Scream
- "My Love Took Me Down to the River to Silence Me" by Little Green Cars
- "Chain My Name" by Polia
- "The Curse" by Agnes Obel

The iTunes Festival kicks off on September 1 with Lady Gaga, and concerts will continue nightly throughout the month of September.

Article Link: Apple Promotes iTunes Festival with 6 Free Song Downloads via 'Apple Store' iOS App (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/29/apple-promotes-itunes-festival-with-6-free-song-downloads-via-apple-store-ios-app/)



dreamyguy
Aug 29, 2013, 10:16 AM
The day they post stuff like Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull or Focus I'll consider bothering to download - even though I have their whole collection... :D

chimpboy74
Aug 29, 2013, 10:34 AM
Still offering the photo app for me

Lord Hamsa
Aug 29, 2013, 10:40 AM
I've never even heard of any of these artists.

*feels old*

JackieInCo
Aug 29, 2013, 10:47 AM
The day they post stuff like Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull or Focus I'll consider bothering to download - even though I have their whole collection... :D

I won't bother looking either. The last time I downloaded something free, I think it was 25 free song pack, turned out I never heard of the bands and they were some annoying emo songs. It took me a few years to figure out which songs they were to find and delete them.

Just looked up to see who the songs were by, never heard of the bands and who the hell is GaGa? Seriously? Queen had a song back in the day called Radio GaGa, did GaGa borrow the name from Queen?

DaveMcM76
Aug 29, 2013, 11:02 AM
I've never even heard of any of these artists.

*feels old*

I'll grant you most of these are reasonably obscure bands but you've really never heard of Primal Scream???

They've been around since 1982 and (so I thought) are a fairly huge well known band - they were second on the bill - on just before the Rolling Stones - at this years Glastonbury Festival.

Cartoonkid
Aug 29, 2013, 11:07 AM
I won't bother looking either. The last time I downloaded something free, I think it was 25 free song pack, turned out I never heard of the bands and they were some annoying emo songs. It took me a few years to figure out which songs they were to find and delete them.

Just looked up to see who the songs were by, never heard of the bands and who the hell is GaGa? Seriously? Queen had a song back in the day called Radio GaGa, did GaGa borrow the name from Queen?

Even as flamboyant as Freddie Mercury was, I doubt he or any other members of Queen would want their band to be associated with Lady GaGa!

dumastudetto
Aug 29, 2013, 11:11 AM
Even as flamboyant as Freddie Mercury was, I doubt he or any other members of Queen would want their band to be associated with Lady GaGa!

Freddie was inspired to write the song because Lady Gaga was on the radio all the time. He loved her music and had the vinyls spinning on return constantly. That inspired the line: "all we hear is radio gaga" because all Freddie wanted to hear was Lady Gaga on the radio.

GoldenJoe
Aug 29, 2013, 11:14 AM
For a moment, I thought it meant you could download any six songs. I've never even heard of these musicians.

JackieInCo
Aug 29, 2013, 11:20 AM
Freddie was inspired to write the song because Lady Gaga was on the radio all the time. He loved her music and had the vinyls spinning on return constantly. That inspired the line: "all we hear is radio gaga" because all Freddie wanted to hear was Lady Gaga on the radio.

Isn't Gaga something that came out in the 2000s? Queens song came out in the 80s.

surf2snow1
Aug 29, 2013, 11:27 AM
In case anyone wants some more free music, Crate and Barrel offers free playlists occasionally:

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/GetTheDownload

Battlefield Fan
Aug 29, 2013, 11:34 AM
meh. probably not worth the trouble to download...

annax
Aug 29, 2013, 12:06 PM
Broaden your horizons, perhaps? Appreciate someone else's creativity?

Anyway, the store app still points to the camera app.

BJMRamage
Aug 29, 2013, 12:09 PM
I have some Phoenix and Valerie June was a free starbucks song of the week a while back.

the others, are artists I have not heard.
guess I will give it a try. doesn't hurt to DL and delete if i don't like.

WillFisher
Aug 29, 2013, 12:12 PM
Isn't Gaga something that came out in the 2000s? Queens song came out in the 80s.

Right over your head :)

I currently also only have the camera app, odd.

dumastudetto
Aug 29, 2013, 12:12 PM
Isn't Gaga something that came out in the 2000s? Queens song came out in the 80s.

Gaga started in the studio in 1983 but only really hit the big time in recent years.

larrylaffer
Aug 29, 2013, 12:23 PM
The day they post stuff like Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull or Focus I'll consider bothering to download - even though I have their whole collection... :D

I never thought I'd see Focus be mentioned on MacRumors. Pretty awesome man!

SockRolid
Aug 29, 2013, 12:42 PM
I suddenly have a minor crush on Faye O'Rourke of Little Green Cars.

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I've never even heard of any of these artists.

*feels old*

Have you heard of Justin Bieber?
Thought so. See? Not so old after all!

philvid2
Aug 29, 2013, 03:39 PM
I've never even heard of any of these artists.

*feels old*

Primal Scream was formed in 1982 and their 1991 album Screamadelica is frequently cited as one of the best albums of the 90s. Bobby Gillespie is over 50.

Not knowing Primal Scream doesn't make you old. It means you have limited taste.

iDuel
Aug 29, 2013, 03:42 PM
Meh, I don't recognize any of the artists/bands. Nice of Apple to offer them though.

chriscrk
Aug 29, 2013, 05:51 PM
Even as flamboyant as Freddie Mercury was, I doubt he or any other members of Queen would want their band to be associated with Lady GaGa!

I guess that's why Brian May (the guitarist in Queen) collaborated with her on her Yo And I song, right?

And then performed live with her at the 2011 VMA's, yeah?

He did all that because he didn't want to be associated with her? lol

Gigaman
Aug 29, 2013, 07:01 PM
Even though I don't like their experimental stuff as much, I'll download me some Phoenix!

Edit: - doesn't feel old-

asd789789
Aug 30, 2013, 02:23 AM
Fun story for the Queen/Lady Gaga topic that's going on here:

I was at my uncles house and during dinner my 5yo cousin was telling him about the songs he'd like to have on his CD. Suddenly he said: "Oh, and I want Lady Gaga on it!". My uncle (a Queen Fan) must have seen the shock in my face and said: "Relax... he means Radio Gaga by Queen". ;)

http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/012/946/faith-in-humanity-restored-010.jpg

new-to-mac
Aug 30, 2013, 02:45 AM
I guess that's why Brian May (the guitarist in Queen) collaborated with her on her Yo And I song, right?

And then performed live with her at the 2011 VMA's, yeah?

He did all that because he didn't want to be associated with her? lol

this is relevant why or how??

psac
Aug 30, 2013, 07:59 AM
I know people are joking about the reverse, but yes, Lady Gaga did take her name from the Radio Ga Ga song. She was a huge Queen fan, and a student of music in general.

Ps -- It's relevant because Lady Gaga is the headliner/opener on this year's iTunes festival.

nickofari
Aug 30, 2013, 08:51 AM
Broaden your horizons, perhaps? Appreciate someone else's creativity?

Fascinating isn't it? Forum to track the latest & greatest technologies is filled with curmudgeons opposed to any music they haven't heard a trillion times already ... Just because its new doesn't meant it is good - but it also doesn't mean it is bad ... hey, you might like it.</preach>

heutusops
Aug 30, 2013, 09:04 AM
only 6 free songs. and (just like others are feeling) i've never heard any one of those 6 musicians.

chriscrk
Aug 30, 2013, 10:45 AM
this is relevant why or how??

The person I quoted (Cartoonkid) was saying how members of Queen would probably never want anything to do with Gaga, yet Brian May worked with her and performed live with her, contradicting what "Cartoonkid" said.

Is that too hard to understand?

Jessica Lares
Aug 30, 2013, 11:37 AM
Brian May has worked with many people you don't even want to know.

And Primal Scream, come on people. :rolleyes:

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EDIT: Nice selections of songs in this playlist BTW. Nice to get that Phoenix song for free. Heard it on the radio and really liked it.

decafjava
Aug 31, 2013, 05:31 AM
Is this a country-specific thing? Cause I still don't see the free songs. :mad:

thetruest
Oct 10, 2013, 11:32 AM
only 6 free songs. and (just like others are feeling) i've never heard any one of those 6 musicians.

Great so jus becuz you've never heard of them, they're not interesting, even FREE ? If u want to hear lady gaga, then jus turn on the damn top40 radio or goto YouTube then.

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