Beats Music Launches Promotional iTunes Festival Contest

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    In an attempt to garner new users from parent company Apple, Beats Music has launched a contest to coincide with the upcoming London iTunes Festival. Beats Music's #GoWithMe contest is offering 25 Beats Music users in the United States a chance to win two tickets to see one of several musical acts during the festival, with the prize package including airfare to London and hotel accommodation.

    Users do not need to pay for Beats Music to enter the contest, but a Beats Music account is required. After signing up for an account, Beats listeners can enter to win tickets to one of five performances by navigating to the artist's page on the Beats Music site: Kiesza, Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams + Jungle, Maroon 5 + Matthew Koma, and Ed Sheeran + Foy Vance.

    Tickets to the London iTunes Festival traditionally are available for free, but are distributed through iTunes via a lottery system due to extremely high demand. Beats Music will announce the winners of the contest on August 28.

    Announced last month, Apple's London iTunes Festival will begin on September 1 and run for 30 nights, with a different musical act performing each night. Announced performers include deadmau5, Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5, Lenny Kravitz, Mary J. Blige, and more. While most performances have been revealed over the last couple of weeks, two performers remain unknown.

    Apple has been heavily promoting Beats Music in recent weeks, adding Beats Music to the list of "Apps Made by Apple," encouraging new iOS users to download the app, and sending out emails about Beats Music. The promotions have been somewhat successful, temporarily skyrocketing the Beats Music app to the top 10 free apps chart in the App Store. Beats Music wasn't able to retain its position on the charts, however, and has dropped back down to number 30.

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  2. macrumors 6502


    Jul 20, 2014
    Frankfurt, Germany
  3. macrumors member


    Aug 31, 2006
    Portland, OR
    I won't consider using Beats until there's a native OS X desktop app.
  4. macrumors 68020


    Mar 16, 2012
    Until Beats Music becomes fully integrated into iOS and merges with iTunes Match in someway, it's going to remain a far far far 2nd to Spotify
  5. macrumors regular

    May 18, 2009
    Thanks for the reminder to delete my Beats app and recover some GBs of space. After the poor performance (lagging and skipping), seeing the app promoted in various rap videos and the recent Spike Lee "documentary", I decided to go in a different direction. It's also the ugliest Apple app icon IMHO. Imagine all the things that could be done with $3 billion, and the best idea Cook and Co. had was to buy this app along with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine? Give me a break
  6. macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2014
    New Jersey, United States
    When the beats deal first happened and everyone was whining and complaining about it, I decided to wait and see how they would end up implementing it. Now that it's all said and done, I have to say they did a piss poor job. It's just awkward. Beats and iTunes need to be merged.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2009
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2011
    They just bought the company. Calm down.
  9. macrumors 65816

    Mar 31, 2009

    Well said why would I want to pay for something that can be fully part of Apple now especially since I really do not care much about Beats.
  10. macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    Wow what a huge step making that $3 billion purchase worth it
  11. macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2014
    New Jersey, United States
    Didn't realize I wasn't calm. :rolleyes:

    Just stating my opinion. Having the Beats app in the "Apps Made by Apple" section is just weird and confusing to the average person. So much for "just bought the company".
  12. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    Boggles the mind. Obviously Iovine is one heck of a huskster and Cook felt the pressure to spend some of Apple's cash to buy "cool".
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2004
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2011
    How is that confusing? People who didn't know there was a Beats app before the acquisition don't care and aren't confused. :D
  15. macrumors member

    May 19, 2010
    Agree. I used both Beats then Spotify for a month and found Spotify much more suited to my needs not to mention much easier to navigate.

    YMMV, but until they integrate Beats streaming into the rest of the Apple (iOS and OSX) world, I won't be checking it back out.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2006
    I was very anti the merger. I still wouldn't have done it personally. That being said. Apple thought it a good idea, and I don't have any problem with how they have been implementing the merger.

    I actually think it is a cool give away. I might get a beats account, and I might actually win because according to the people on this forum, I might be the only beats customer :rolleyes:

    BTW I am a daily spotify user.

  17. macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2008
    Durango, Colorado
    Beats has been owned by Apple for less than a month, integration doesn't happen over night. This stuff takes time.
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2007
    And you what do you pretend to know about talents Apple hired with acquisition? For example Ian Rogers is very good addition to Apple.
  19. macrumors 65816

    May 30, 2007
    Who cares...?

    Beats Music sucks. I wish MOG was purchased by someone better.

    The removal of Artist Radio means that I wasted $100 on a yearly subscription.

    But it will be my last one.
  20. macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2014
    Wheres applescruff with his flip flopper detector??

    On topic, this does seem like a stupid promotion to's like they're bribing users to accept beats haha
  21. macrumors regular


    Aug 18, 2013
  22. macrumors 6502


    Oct 4, 2011
    Agreed - reading articles about Beats is like going to a funeral.
  23. macrumors 65816

    May 30, 2007
    Not hate by any means. Just disappointment that they bought a great streaming service like MOG and ruined it.

    Plus annoyance that I was stupid enough to assume that MOG was simply rolled into Beats, without loss of features, so I paid for a year.

    But the more I used Beats, the more I realized how much I miss MOG and how useless Beats is.

    No Artist Radio, no desktop app.... What id!ot though that Sentence is a replacement for Artist Radio, anyway?!!!

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