Christian O’Connell brings brand new iTunes tagging service to listeners


Absolute Radio Breakfast Show DJ Christian O’Connell this morning launched a brand new service for listeners which will allow them to ‘tag’ songs they hear on the station, find out what the track’s called and who it’s by, and then purchase them through the iTunes Store (

iPod nano now features a built-in FM radio with iTunes Tagging – when users hear a song they like on Absolute Radio on 105.8FM in London, they can simply tag it, and then preview and purchase that song when they next sync to iTunes.

Absolute Radio has worked with Unique Interactive, part of UBC Media and Jump2Go to be the first radio station in Europe to bring this service to its listeners.

After songs have been played on Absolute Radio, DJs can remind people who are listening on their iPod nano that they can tag the song if they like it.

“Never again will people face the humiliation of trying to sing a song to their friends that they don’t know the name of. We can all be clued up music experts at the touch of a button and the new tagging service is such a simple but genius idea. You can tag songs on the go then put off doing boring jobs at the weekend by creating a playlist of your favourites and downloading the tracks you like.” Said Christian O’Connell


Comments (3)

  1. Chippy Provincial @ November 26, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Hooray! Another fancy London-only thing from Absolute!

  2. adam @ November 26, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Unfortunately, Apple has so far only included an FM radio in one iPod model. As we only have an FM licence in London, then yes, this is only available to those listeners.

    Should they start to include a DAB radio in future iPods, then we’ll obviously roll out services nationally.

  3. Marty from new yawk @ November 26, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s a brilliant idea. Great work!

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