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Spotify might allow high-profile artists to restrict music to paid subscribers, report says

12/08/2015, 07:12 pm

Streaming music giant Spotify is apparently buckling under the load of increased competition from the likes of Apple Music, as a report on Tuesday claims the service is considering a new content "windowing" policy that would make music from select artists available only to paying subscribers.

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The Beatles '1+' with 50 restored 'mini movies' is exclusive to Apple's iTunes Store

12/07/2015, 12:12 pm

Legendary group The Beatles launched a new digital collection of films and videos exclusively on the iTunes Store on Monday, featuring 50 completely restored and remastered presentations from the Fab Four.

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Apple raises iTunes Match/Apple Music upload limits above 25,000 songs [u]

12/05/2015, 11:12 pm

Some users are again claiming that Apple has raised the song upload/matching limit for iTunes Match and Apple Music libraries over 25,000, as promised in June by SVP for Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.

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Beats Music users have until Jan. 19 to transfer playlists, data to Apple Music

12/03/2015, 08:12 pm

Apple on Thursday sent out an email blast notifying users of the erstwhile Beats Music service that they have until Jan. 19, 2016, to transfer playlists, song picks and preferences to Apple Music before that data is flushed.

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Apple Music rival Tidal taps 3rd CEO in 8 months, promises focus on live & exclusive content

12/02/2015, 02:12 pm

Beleaguered streaming service and Apple Music competitor Tidal on Wednesday announced the appointment of former SoundCloud executive Jeff Toig as its new CEO, marking the company's third chief executive in a span of only eight months.

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Apple Music will arrive on Sonos via public beta program Dec. 15

11/30/2015, 02:11 pm

Sonos and Apple will launch support for the Apple Music subscription service this month on Dec. 15, though it will initially be available as a public beta to users of Sonos speaker systems.

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New Adele album to be withheld from Apple Music, Spotify, other streaming services

11/19/2015, 02:11 pm

Singer Adele's new album, 25, reportedly won't be made available on streaming services like Apple Music or Spotify when it launches on Friday.

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Apple's online store services, Maps suffer widespread outage

11/17/2015, 11:11 pm

Apple's content delivery and Maps networks suffered concentrated outages late Tuesday, as the company's system status page showed downtime for various iTunes related services and a brief, but complete shutdown of Apple Maps.

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Pandora snaps up Rdio technology and employees for $75M

11/16/2015, 05:11 pm

Streaming music giant Pandora announced it will spend $75 million to acquire technology, intellectual property and talent from on-demand competitor Rdio, which plans to file for bankruptcy as part of the deal.

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German government probes Apple's audiobook deal with Amazon

11/16/2015, 10:11 am

Germany's Federal Cartel Office is investigating the details of Apple's deal for purchasing audiobooks from Amazon, given the companies' market leading positions, a report said on Monday.

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Adele might skip '25' release on Spotify in favor of Apple Music, other paid services

11/11/2015, 12:11 am

Less than two weeks before Adele's highly anticipated album "25" is set to drop, the artist's camp is at odds with Spotify over limiting playback to paying subscribers, meaning the streaming music firm might see another huge release slip through its hands to land on subscription services like Apple Music.

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Apple Music for Android beta now available on Google Play

11/10/2015, 12:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a beta version of its Apple Music service for Android users, just the third time the Cupertino company has crafted an application for its rival mobile operating system.

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China to clamp down on Internet music platforms in 2016

11/10/2015, 01:11 am

China this week announced plans to ratchet up its Internet policing policies and will soon impose strict rules that require online music service providers -- which as of September includes Apple -- to filter out "harmful" content prior to streaming.

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Country star Kenny Chesney promotes Apple Music free trial, Apple Watch fitness in new ad

11/05/2015, 08:11 am

The latest advertisement for the Apple Music subscription service showcases pre-show preparations by country artist Kenny Chesney, including a trip to the gym tracked by his Apple Watch.

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Apple hiring manager for original & live content linked to Apple Music, iTunes

11/02/2015, 03:11 pm

Apple is hiring a person to help create "original content and live projects" for several of its online services, including Apple Music, iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store, according to a job listing discovered by AppleInsider.

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Apple adds carrier billing as option for iTunes purchases in Germany

10/27/2015, 11:10 am

Apple is now reportedly offering carrier billing as a way of paying for iTunes purchases, beginning with the German branch of wireless carrier O2.

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Pandora says Apple Music contributed to 1.3M listener decline in Q3

10/23/2015, 07:10 pm

Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews on Friday said he expects listenership to rebound after seeing Apple Music contribute to a decline of 1.3 million active users for the third quarter of 2015, noting the launch of Apple's streaming service is having roughly the same impact as that of iTunes Radio in 2013.

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iTunes & App Store suffer fourth outage in one week, joined by iBooks, VPP & Apple TV issues [u]

10/15/2015, 08:10 am

Several of Apple's online services suffered a major outage on Thursday morning, marking the fourth such incident in less than a week. [Updated]

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Apple turns to Twitter for official Apple Music tech support

10/14/2015, 10:10 am

Users who need help with the newly launched Apple Music subscription streaming service can now turn to an Apple-controlled Twitter account for technical support.

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Apple's iTunes Store & App Store hit by second outage in two days [u]

10/13/2015, 03:10 pm

Visitors to the iTunes Store and iOS App Store encountered an outage on Tuesday, Apple's second such incident in as many days. [Updated]

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