Radio Disney, America's leading music destination for kids, tweens and families, announced today that songs from its playlist will be featured on the iTunes Music Store, the world's number one online music store. Radio Disney listeners can now easily find the music they hear on Radio Disney on the iTunes Music Store, including special features and exclusives.
"iTunes is a great way for our loyal listeners to find and buy the music they love on Radio Disney. Consumers count on Radio Disney to bring them fun, contemporary music that's appropriate for families," said Jean-Paul Colaco, President and General Manager, Radio Disney. "This is yet another important step in our strategy to bring Radio Disney music to kids and families in every platform."
"The iTunes Music Store makes it easy for families to find and purchase the music they hear on Radio Disney," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of Applications. "Fans can now buy their favorite Radio Disney songs, as well as DJ picks, special remixes and other exclusive content from the world's number one online music store."
Kids and families have tremendous buying power and are enjoying and connecting with music more than ever. Now the loyal base of Radio Disney listeners can experience their music full circle -- hearing and then purchasing their favorite songs from Radio Disney artists. This gives Radio Disney artists an opportunity to be highlighted in the digital music world unlike ever before.
Recent trends show the next groups to embrace digital music downloading are moms, dads and their tech savvy kids, making Radio Disney a logical addition to the iTunes Music Store. With iTunes, Radio Disney furthers its commitment to provide fans with music in a way that is fun, interactive and relevant.
Radio Disney covers 97% of the United States via 50+ terrestrial stations that include 18 of the top 20 DMAs; XM and Sirius satellite radio and digital cable & satellite TV music provider, MUSIC CHOICE. Created and produced by ABC Radio Networks, Radio Disney reaches millions of kids, tweens and families through great music, out-of-this-world prizing and brand extensions like the best-selling Radio Disney Jams CDs and a brand-new digital download page on Apple's iTunes Music Store. Internationally, Radio Disney can be heard in Japan, the UK, Poland, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. Radio Disney has won Radio Ink's "Reader's Choice Award", the "Silver Angel Award for Excellence in Programming" and iParenting's "Media Excellence Award."