GDD™ Morning Update: iTunes Radio, Ryan Hemsworth, Eton Messy

• Apple to launch iTunes Radio on September 18
• Ryan Hemsworth goes on Guilt Trips
Eton Messy announces tour with Karma Kid, DEVolution, and more


Apple to launch iTunes Radio on September 18

The long-awaited service finally arrives in the hands of consumers.

Apple’s free music streaming service iTunes Radio will launch on September 18 to coincide with the arrival of its next operating system, iOS 7, the company announced yesterday.

iTunes Radio will offer over 200 stations playing songs sourced from all the major record labels, who have each signed deals with Apple to stream their catalogues. Users will also be able to create smart radio stations based on a song or artist already in their music library.

Though the service is free, users will hear an audio advert every 15 minutes and see a video ad every hour, with sponsorship coming from companies such as McDonald’s, Pepsi and Proctor & Gamble, according to Billboard.

The radio streaming function, which will be embedded within iTunes, will now bring Apple into competition with other ad-supported streaming services like Pandora, Slacker and Spotify. Both Google and Amazon have also been working on launching their own streaming services.

(via FACT Mag)


Ryan Hemsworth goes on Guilt Trips

Ryan Hemsworth has revealed full details of his Last Gang Records debut, due out on October 22nd.

Guilt Trips marks Hemsworth’s first release on the Toronto label home to artists like Metric and Crystal Castles, and also his first full-length. It follows a digital EP on Wedidit last year, as well as the self-released Still Awake from this past summer. The hip-hop producer has had quite a rise over the past year, earning fame for his bootleg remixes, touring steadily across the world and also securing a spot in our Breaking Through series.

The album features a few collaborations with singers—Baths, Tinashe, Sinead Harnett—as well as rappers Haleek Maul and Kitty, according to FACT.

Have a listen to first single “Against A Wall” here.

01. Small + Lost feat. Sinead Harnett
02. Against A Wall feat. Lofty 305
03. Weird Life
04. Still Cold feat. Baths
05. Avec Vous
06. Happiness & Dreams Forever
07. Yaeko Mitamura Is Lonely
08. Ryan Must Be Destroyed
09. One For Me feat. Tinashe
10. Day/Night/Sleep System feat. Haleek Maul & Kitty

Last Gang Records will release Guilt Trips on October 22nd, 2013.

(via Resident Advisor)


Eton Messy announces tour with Karma Kid, DEVolution, and more

Fresh off parties at Outlook, Dimensions and Bestival, Eton Messy, the YouTube channel-turned-music brand that helped to launch the careers of artists such as Disclosure, Bondax and Karma Kid, have announced a debut tour of the UK and Paris.

Kicking off in the French capital on October 5 with performances by Kastle and Blonde, the tour will make three more stops across the UK before wrapping up at a secret location in Bristol on November 1. Eton Messy DJs Charlie and Adam, who launched the channel together in 2011, will support the tour throughout all five of its dates.

For tickets and details click here. Full tour dates listed below.

5th October – Nuba, Paris – Kastle, Blonde, EM
14th October: Nottingham – Stealth Nightclub – TCTS, Just Kiddin, EM
18th October: London – The Nest – 123 MRK, FKJ, Blonde, EM
24th October: Newcastle – World Headquarters – Karma Kid, Toyboy & Robin, Applebottom, EM
1st November: Bristol – Secret Location – DEVolution, FKJ, Blonde, EM

(via Mixmag)