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Apple to debut 'Spoken Editions' iTunes category, turn written news into audio podcasts

09/23/2016, 07:09 pm

According to a report on Friday, Apple is preparing to launch a new iTunes category which features audio podcast content transformed from articles, stories and other written word content from major publications.

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Music industry heads towards recovery on streaming services like Spotify & Apple Music

09/20/2016, 04:09 pm

U.S. music sales grew 8.1 percent to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2016, largely on the back of streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music, according to industry data published on Tuesday.

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James Corden joins Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John in new Apple Music ad

09/19/2016, 01:09 am

Late night talk show host James Corden on Sunday became the latest celebrity to feature in an Apple Music ad, with the "Carpool Karaoke" creator joining Apple executives Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John for a humorous TV spot that aired during ABC's presentation of the Emmy Awards.

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Apple shuts down rumors of impending Tidal takeover

09/15/2016, 12:09 am

Responding to rumors and a Wall Street Journal report concerning Apple's supposed interest in acquiring rival streaming music service Tidal, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine on Wednesday said the company is not currently pursuing such plans.

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Apple releases iTunes 12.5.1 with all-new Apple Music design, iOS 10 support, Siri commands in Sierra

09/13/2016, 12:09 pm

Apple's iTunes media suite was given a big update on Tuesday, including the ability to play music using Siri when macOS Sierra launches later this month, and picture-in-picture support for videos.

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Apple features 10-movie bundles for $10 in 10th iTunes Movies anniversary sale

09/12/2016, 08:09 am

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of movie sales on the iTunes Movie store, Apple is offering up six 10-movie bundles from five studios for $10 each to U.S. shoppers.

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Rapidly-growing Apple Music tops 17 million subscribers

09/08/2016, 11:09 am

In spite of only launching a little over a year ago, Apple Music has already exceeded 17 million subscribers, Apple announced at its Sept. 7 press event.

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$99 annual Apple Music subscriptions auto-renew at discounted price - report

09/07/2016, 12:09 pm

The $99, 12-month Apple Music gift cards recently launched by Apple appear to auto-renew subscriptions for the same length of time, effectively creating a new subscription plan.

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Apple offers discounted annual Apple Music subscription through $99 gift card

09/05/2016, 10:09 am

Apple is now selling 12-month Apple Music gift cards for $99 in the U.S., allowing people willing to commit for that span to save a significant amount on their subscription.

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Apple Music's curated music discovery feature goes live for iOS 10 beta users

09/02/2016, 11:09 pm

Apple on Friday activated "My New Music Mix" for iOS 10 beta testers, an upcoming Apple Music feature that suggests curated tunes based on previously played music.

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Jessica Alba joins slew of executive producers for 'Planet of the Apps'

08/30/2016, 03:08 pm

Actress Jessica Alba has joined the developer advisory team for the Apple-funded "Planet of the Apps" reality show, chronicling several teams of developers working on apps for iOS.

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Britney Spears' album 'Glory' debuts, but not as Apple Music exclusive

08/27/2016, 01:08 am

Britney Spears debuted her ninth studio effort, "Glory," on Friday as a non-exclusive streaming release despite reports, and a highly suggestive tweet from Spears herself, that it would land only on Apple Music.

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Spotify allegedly retaliating against Apple Music exclusives by 'burying' artist content [u]

08/26/2016, 04:08 pm

While Apple is buying exclusives to keep music off rival streaming services, its main competitor -- Spotify -- is reportedly firing back by "burying" content from artists who sign those deals.

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UMG moratorium on exclusives may have killed Lady Gaga deal with Apple Music

08/26/2016, 12:08 pm

The decision by Universal Music Group to end exclusives may have also quashed an Apple Music deal involving Lady Gaga and Universal's Interscope label, a report claimed on Friday.

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UK carrier EE, Germany's Deutsche Telekom expected to offer six months of free Apple Music

08/26/2016, 09:08 am

Starting next month, U.K. carrier EE and Germany's Deutsche Telekom are both expected to launch promotions in which customers will get six free months of Apple Music, a report said on Friday.

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Apple's iTunes ranks fourth in JD Power satisfaction survey for paid streaming video

08/25/2016, 02:08 pm

J.D. Power on Thursday published a new customer satisfaction survey for paid video streaming services, ranking Apple's iTunes below three major competitors.

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Apple Music Festival to feature Elton John, Alicia Keys, Chance the Rapper, others

08/25/2016, 03:08 am

Apple on Thursday announced the full lineup of its upcoming Apple Music Festival slated to kick off on Sept. 18 in London, where music industry icons like Elton John and Alicia Keys will take the stage at the historic Roundhouse theater with up and coming stars including Chance the Rapper and The 1975.

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Frank Ocean's Apple Music releases potentially mark beginning of end for streaming exclusives

08/24/2016, 09:08 pm

After four years out of the spotlight, Frank Ocean last week debuted not one, but two new albums on Apple Music. And while the rare double release delighted fans, it raised the ire of one of the world's biggest record labels, potentially marking the beginning of the end for streaming exclusives.

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Spotify looks to squeeze record labels over streaming rights ahead of IPO

08/23/2016, 06:08 pm

Coming off a year of heavy net losses, Spotify, the world's largest music streaming service, is attempting to negotiate better terms with record labels as it prepares for a potential initial public offering next year.

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Samsung to shut down Milk Music streaming service in September

08/22/2016, 09:08 pm

Samsung on Monday announced it will officially end Milk Music streaming services in September, bringing an end to the company's in-house product that launched in the U.S. only two years ago.

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