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Stream The Chili Peppers’ New Album For Free On iTunes

By David Ponce

This is a first for Apple: you can now stream the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ upcoming album,I’m With You, for free, right now, on the iTunes Music Store. I’m listening to it as I type. While there isn’t a whole lot of information to go by on why Apple is doing this (is there ever?), it could be a sign of things to come. The pressure is mounting on the boys in Cupertino to offer a service similar to Spotify, Rdio or Pandora, where users pay a flat monthly fee and stream as much music as they want. Certainly with the announcement of iCloud a while back one can envision a strategy that includes such a service.

In any case, the album is pretty good. It’s a 1h track, meaning you can’t skip around to specific songs, but whatever. Oh, and this isn’t for the iPhone.