Is Apple Prepping To Better Feature Webcasters?
August 6, 2013 at 4:02 AM (PT)
APPLE is apparently prepping to give streaming Internet radio stations a higher profile. MACRUMORS reports the company recently contacted webcaster, "asking them to submit cover art for future use on iTUNES and mobile devices. It appears that Apple will soon feature independent streaming music stations more prominently, including making them available on iOS -- perhaps in iOS 7."
The letter from the iTUNES Internet Radio Team read:
Dear Internet Radio Provider,
The 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 image URL must end in ".jpg", ".jpeg" or ".png". To add cover art to your station, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your contact name, station name and cover art file.
Cover art should avoid pixelation. Any text should be legible at reduced image sizes on small devices. Note that Internet Radio cover art is not currently displayed.