Apple Promotes iTunes Festival with 6 Free Song Downloads via 'Apple Store' iOS App

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Earlier this month, Apple began offering free content from its digital content stores through its Apple Store iOS app, starting with the app Color Zen and moving on to an iBookstore offering with Margaret Wise Brown's Away in My Airplane.

    Just days ago, Apple began offering free download codes for photography app Landcam, but the company has already replaced that offer with a new feature promoting its upcoming iTunes Festival concert series in London throughout the month of September.

    The new Apple Store app feature promotes the festival and associated app, 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 Poliça
    - "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
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2011
    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
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2007
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2013
    I've never even heard of any of these artists.

    *feels old*
  5. JackieInCo, Aug 29, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2013

    macrumors 68030

    Jul 18, 2013
    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?
  6. macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2012
    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.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2009
    Costa Mesa, CA
    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!
  8. macrumors 65816

    Aug 28, 2013
    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.
  9. macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    For a moment, I thought it meant you could download any six songs. I've never even heard of these musicians.
  10. macrumors 68030

    Jul 18, 2013
    Isn't Gaga something that came out in the 2000s? Queens song came out in the 80s.
  11. macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2008
  12. macrumors 65816

    Battlefield Fan

    Mar 9, 2008
    meh. probably not worth the trouble to download...
  13. macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2008
    Broaden your horizons, perhaps? Appreciate someone else's creativity?

    Anyway, the store app still points to the camera app.
  14. macrumors 68000


    Oct 2, 2007
    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.
  15. macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2011
    Right over your head :)

    I currently also only have the camera app, odd.
  16. macrumors 65816

    Aug 28, 2013
    Gaga started in the studio in 1983 but only really hit the big time in recent years.
  17. macrumors 6502


    Aug 1, 2009
    Los Angeles
    I never thought I'd see Focus be mentioned on MacRumors. Pretty awesome man!
  18. macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2010
    Almost Rock Solid
    I suddenly have a minor crush on Faye O'Rourke of Little Green Cars.


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

    Oct 24, 2011
    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.
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2011
    Meh, I don't recognize any of the artists/bands. Nice of Apple to offer them though.
  21. macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2011
    I guess that's why Brian May (the guitarist in Queen) collaborated with her on her Yoü 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
  22. macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2011
    Even though I don't like their experimental stuff as much, I'll download me some Phoenix!

    Edit: - doesn't feel old-
  23. macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2012
    Frankfurt am Main
    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". ;)

  24. macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2012
    this is relevant why or how??
  25. macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2009
    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.

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