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Apple Music surpasses 13M paid subscribers on strong services growth

04/26/2016, 05:04 pm

During Apple's quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook revealed Apple Music now serves more than 13 million paying subscribers, adding two million customers in as many months.

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Apple Music to sponsor Drake's 'Summer Sixteen' tour

04/25/2016, 02:04 pm

Rapper Drake on Monday announced his upcoming "Summer Sixteen" tour, notably highlighting Apple Music as a sponsor -- the first time Apple Music is believed to have backed any concert tour.

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Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks Store shuttered by Chinese state agency, report confirms

04/21/2016, 10:04 pm

Following the mysterious shutdown of two major Apple internet services in China last week, a report on Thursday claims the closure was mandated by a state agency in an apparent attempt to control content distribution.

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Apple's iTunes reopens American Red Cross donations for Japan, Ecuador earthquake relief

04/21/2016, 07:04 pm

After a pair of massive earthquakes rocked Japan and Ecuador last week, and the threat of aftershocks still present, Apple on Thursday reactivated its iTunes donation system to support American Red Cross relief efforts in the regions.

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Apple honors Prince on Twitter, Tidal takes opportunity to push exclusive streaming catalog

04/21/2016, 06:04 pm

Apple and Beats executives tweeted messages in tribute of legendary musician Prince, who passed away on Thursday, while Tidal took the opportunity to advertise its exclusive streaming rights to the musician's catalog.

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Apple working to promote Apple Music with superstar 'family,' album-like approach

04/18/2016, 11:04 am

Apple's marketing strategy for its nascent music streaming service is inspired by the music industry itself, the company revealed on Monday alongside a new one-minute spot featuring pop sensation Taylor Swift.

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Apple's iTunes Movies, iBooks Store go dark in China 6 months after launch

04/15/2016, 01:04 am

Chinese consumers looking to buy a movie or e-book through Apple's iTunes services found themselves out of luck on Friday, as both stores went offline without explanation.

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Apple's 'Apps for Earth' promo directs select app revenues to World Wildlife Fund

04/14/2016, 02:04 pm

Apple on Thursday launched "Apps for Earth," an App Store promotion which will direct all of the proceeds from a small collection of apps and in-app transactions to the World Wildlife Fund during the month of April.

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Apple to end iTunes Allowances for children on May 25

04/14/2016, 11:04 am

Apple on Thursday alerted people that it will put an end to iTunes Allowances on May 25, having mostly made the program obsolete through other iTunes features.

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Apple Music scores another big exclusive with Drake's 'Views From the 6' album

04/11/2016, 12:04 pm

The tight relationship between Apple and Drake is set to continue with the release of the hip-hop star's newest album, Views From the 6, which will be an Apple Music exclusive when it drops on April 29.

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Taylor Swift turns to promoting Apple Music's curated playlists in new video ad

04/01/2016, 10:04 am

Once having threatened to boycott the service, pop singer Taylor Swift on Friday appeared in a video ad for Apple Music, showcasing the service's curated playlists.

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Reversing track, Kanye West's full 'Life of Pablo' may come to Apple Music on Friday

03/31/2016, 12:03 pm

Despite earlier promises by the rapper, Kanye West's complete The Life of Pablo album should appear on Apple Music and Spotify on April 1, a report said on Thursday.

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After 1 year, Tidal reaches 3M paid subscribers, well behind Apple Music's 11M

03/29/2016, 03:03 pm

Subscription music streaming service Tidal announced Tuesday that it has 3 million paid subscribers who signed on in its first year of availability, a number that lags behind the likes of Apple Music and Spotify.

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Kanye West changes his tune, releases a single track from new album on Apple Music

03/28/2016, 10:03 am

After vowing to never bring his latest creation, "The Life of Pablo," to Apple Music, Kanye West has released a single track from the hit album on streaming services, including Apple's own.

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Apple Music for Android update introduces home screen widget

03/24/2016, 07:03 pm

In continued efforts to improve its flagship Android app, Apple pushed out an update to Apple Music on Thursday that, among other improvements, builds in a home screen widget for playback control.

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Six-part Vice video documentary 'The Score' premieres on Apple Music

03/23/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple Music is this week launching an exclusive six-part Vice documentary, The Score, bolstering the amount of video content on the fledgling streaming service.

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Streaming music usurps digital downloads for first time in 2015, RIAA says

03/22/2016, 06:03 pm

In 2015, streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music generated $2.4 billion for the wider U.S. music industry to surpass sales from digital stores like iTunes, according to new data from the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Apple, Dubset Media sign deal enabling more mix/remix content on Apple Music

03/15/2016, 11:03 am

Apple has reportedly forged a deal with a distributor, Dubset Media Holdings, that will allow Apple Music to host more remixes, mashups, and full-length DJ mixes.

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Apple Music partner Sonos to layoff employees, renew focus on streaming and voice control

03/10/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple Music partner Sonos to layoff employees, renew focus on streaming and voice control

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How to securely back up your iPhone or iPad with encryption via iTunes

03/09/2016, 10:03 am

In light of Apple's encryption fight, it's been noted the company can decrypt some data from an iCloud backup. Knowing this, security-conscious users may opt instead for locally-stored encrypted backups of their iPhone and iPad -- a simple process through iTunes on both Mac and PC.

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