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Apple's renamed 'Apple Music Festival' set to kick off in London on Sept. 19 with Connect tie-ins

08/18/2015, 02:08 am

Apple on Tuesday local London time announced start dates for its upcoming UK-based Apple Music Festival, née iTunes Festival, as well as an initial set list including headliners Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure.


Dr. Dre's 'Compton' album hits 25M streams on Apple Music in first week

08/16/2015, 11:08 pm

Hip-hop icon Dr. Dre's much-awaited album "Compton: A Soundtrack" was streamed 25 million times during its first week of availability, driving nearly half a million paid downloads on iTunes over the same period.


New Apple Music TV spots market mission statement, individual musicians

08/16/2015, 07:08 pm

Apple on Sunday premiered three new TV ads for Apple Music on its YouTube channel, with one focusing on the meaning behind the service and two concentrating on specific artists.


Apple Music outdoor ad campaign goes interactive with Shazam

08/13/2015, 03:08 pm

Apple has begun to roll out new, interactive Apple Music posters that work with the Shazam iOS app to link iPhone owners directly to the featured artist's page in Apple Music.


iTunes 12.2.2 makes enhancements to Apple Music, Connect, Beats 1

08/13/2015, 02:08 pm

In tandem with iOS 8.4.1 and OS X 10.10.5, Apple on Thursday also released iTunes 12.2.2, making some minor improvements to Apple Music, Connect, and Beats 1, while simultaneously solving problems with browsing local libraries.


Beats 1 Replay archive now available as dedicated Apple Music section

08/11/2015, 06:08 pm

A week after introducing Beats 1 Replays on Connect, Apple is now aggregating archived Beats 1 shows, including those hosted by celebrity DJs like Elton John, in a special Apple Music section.


Apple's Jimmy Iovine hints at curation playing part in future TV product

08/07/2015, 01:08 pm

While discussing Apple Music in a new interview published on Thursday, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine mentioned the prospect of applying curation to TV, potentially pointing to a direction for Apple's rumored streaming TV service.


Apple Music has 'hundreds' working on curation, Jimmy Iovine says

08/06/2015, 03:08 pm

Curated content will be how Apple Music sets itself apart from numerous rivals in the streaming music market, Jimmy Iovine said in a new interview published on Thursday.


Apple Music reaches 11M trial members after five weeks

08/06/2015, 03:08 am

After just five weeks of availability, Apple Music has gathered an impressive 11 million trial users, two million of whom opted in to the more expensive multi-user family plan, according to Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.


Apple's 'Beats 1: Replay' brings full show replays to Connect

08/04/2015, 09:08 pm

A recently activated Apple Music Connect feature called Beats 1: Replay allows fans to replay taped Internet broadcasts of their favorite shows, including those hosted by DJs Zane Lowe, Julie Adenuga and Ebro Darden.


Apple Music streaming licenses allow for more Beats Radio stations, report says

08/04/2015, 05:08 pm

According to a report on Tuesday, Apple's content licensing deals allow for up to five live format streaming radio stations, meaning the company could launch four more Beats 1 Radio-style offerings without renegotiating with labels.


Apple Music joins streaming services counted in influential Billboard charts

08/04/2015, 04:08 pm

Music magazine Billboard has quietly added Apple Music to the list of streaming services factored into its music charts, which are often treated as the main gauge of popular music in the United States.


Taylor Swift says she was surprised by positive response to Apple Music letter

08/04/2015, 02:08 pm

Pop musician Taylor Swift was surprised by the positive response to an open letter criticizing Apple Music royalties, including Apple's quick decision to reverse course, according to an interview published on Tuesday.


Long-awaited Dr. Dre album to launch on Aug. 7 as Apple Music & iTunes exclusive

08/03/2015, 10:08 am

The next album by rapper and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre, Compton: A Soundtrack, will launch on Aug. 7 as an exclusive for Apple Music and iTunes.


Federal appeals court declines to stay Smartflash case against Apple

07/30/2015, 03:07 pm

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to stay proceedings in Smartflash's patent lawsuit against Apple, potentially paving the way for Smartflash claiming recalculated damages.


Apple promotes Beats 1 Radio in behind-the-scenes Snapchat story

07/29/2015, 08:07 pm

Apple Music on Wednesday published a series of short videos to social media platform Snapchat showing behind-the-scenes looks at Beats 1 Radio stations in Los Angeles, London and New York, illustrating the audio division's willingness to embrace alternative forms of promotion its parent company has yet to explore.


Apple Music hits 10M subscribers in four weeks, report says

07/27/2015, 06:07 pm

A day shy of its one-month anniversary, Apple Music has reeled in more than 10 million subscribers on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and iTunes, a report said Monday.


Keith Richards debuts new music video exclusively on Apple Music

07/27/2015, 04:07 pm

In another exclusive, Apple Music on Monday premiered the video for "Trouble," a new single by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.


Pandora CEO says company has seen 'no impact' from Apple Music launch

07/24/2015, 11:07 am

Apple Music so far isn't -- and probably won't be -- a meaningful threat to Pandora, the latter company's CEO told analysts during a conference call announcing better-than-expected quarterly financials.


Consumer advocacy group, Sen. Al Franken add to Apple Music antitrust clamor

07/22/2015, 08:07 pm

Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog leveled antitrust accusations against Apple Music in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on Wednesday, saying Apple is leveraging access to consumer credit cards and user music preferences to tamp down competition. Senator Al Franken shared similar concerns in a separate letter to the same governmental bodies.