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Apple Music's Trent Reznor backs subscription streaming, but says free music 'here to stay'

07/26/2017, 04:07 pm

In an interview published on Wednesday, Apple Music executive Trent Reznor -- best known as the frontman of Nine Inch Nails -- said that while he's been converted to the concept of subscription streaming, he also believes free music is "here to stay."

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Latest Apple Music ad uses motorcycles, patriotism & country star Brantley Gilbert

07/25/2017, 02:07 pm

Apple's latest promotional video for Apple Music -- now online -- takes a different tack from some other recent spots by featuring country singer Brantley Gilbert.

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Apple Music host to exclusive live performance from Arcade Fire on July 27

07/20/2017, 02:07 pm

Apple has announced that it will be streaming a performance by Arcade Fire in support of "Everything Now" on July 27 -- and it will only be found on Apple Music.

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Carrier billing for Apple services spreads to Denmark, Hong Kong, Sweden

07/20/2017, 09:07 am

Apple has added three more countries to the list of markets where carrier billing is enabled, with users in Denmark, Hong Kong, and Sweden now able to pay for Apple Music, iTunes, and other Apple services through their phone bill for a number of carriers instead of using a credit or debit card.

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New EDM documentary 'Kygo: Stole the Show' coming to Apple Music on July 26

07/18/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple's latest documentary, "Kygo: Stole the Show," will premiere as an Apple Music exclusive on July 26, according to an official trailer.

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EE extends six-month Apple Music promo, exempts listening from data caps

07/13/2017, 02:07 pm

Starting July 19, U.K. carrier EE will extend its offer of free six months of Apple Music to all its "pay monthly" and SIM-only customers, the company's CEO said on Thursday.

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PayPal added as iPhone payment source internationally for App Store, Apple Music

07/12/2017, 09:07 am

Apple is adding PayPal as an option to fund Apple services accounts in Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the UK, including purchases from the iTunes Music Store, subscriptions to Apple Music, and buys from the App Stores.

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iTunes' share of video sales and rentals market reportedly in free fall amidst competition from Amazon, Comcast

07/09/2017, 10:07 pm

Facing increased competition from the likes of Amazon and Comcast, Apple's once commanding market share lead in the online video sales and rental industry has been more than halved, according to a new report.

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Kanye West cuts ties with Tidal, Jay-Z's '4:44' pops up on Apple Music

07/07/2017, 10:07 am

The same day that the Jay-Z album "4:44" exits Tidal exclusivity, heavy Tidal promoter Kanye West has reportedly cut all ties to the streaming service.

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Fender partners with Apple for Apple Music curated playlists featuring its guitars

07/05/2017, 03:07 pm

Guitar manufacturer Fender has become the latest major brand to become an official playlist curator for Apple's services, with five unique playlists accessible via Apple Music featuring notable artists and songs spanning more than seven decades that showcase the firm's instruments.

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Inside iOS 11: Apple Music's social sharing isn't just Ping reborn

07/05/2017, 10:07 am

Apple has added a new social sharing feature in Apple Music with iOS 11, allowing users to set up a public profile to share what they're listening to.

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Beats 1 DJs talk success, struggles on the service's second anniversary

07/03/2017, 11:07 pm

Apple's Beats 1 Radio turns two years old in July, and to mark the anniversary DJs Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga reflect on the service's beginnings, high points and difficulties in a new interview.

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Tidal exclusivity ending on Jay-Z's '4:44,' Kanye claims he's owed $3M by music service

07/03/2017, 10:07 am

In the wake of reports of Kanye West complaining that Tidal owes him millions, sources claim that Jay-Z's confessional album "4:44" will see release on Apple Music around July 8.

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Apple Music begins rollout of 'My Chill Mix' to select users

06/27/2017, 06:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday began the staggered release of a new curated Apple Music playlist dubbed "My Chill Mix," offering users a custom generated sampling of relaxing tunes from their favorite artists and genres.

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Facebook to take on Apple Music & others with TV shows later this summer

06/26/2017, 01:06 pm

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch high-budget scripted TV shows by late summer, directly competing against services like Amazon Video, Netflix, and Apple Music.

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'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' arrives on Apple Music to poor reviews

06/26/2017, 11:06 am

Apple Music-Exclusive documentary on Bad Boy Records --"Can't Stop, Won't Stop" has been released, but early reception to the film appears to be not good.

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Tesla in talks for own music service, skipping likes of Apple Music & Spotify - report

06/23/2017, 11:06 am

Tesla is allegedly in talks with major record labels, hoping to offer its own streaming music service for owners of vehicles like the Model 3 and Model S -- apparently skipping default integration of options like Apple Music, Pandora, or Spotify.

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Apple UK offers iTunes charity cover of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' for Grenfell victims

06/23/2017, 09:06 am

Apple's U.K. website is promoting a new charity single on iTunes, proceeds from which will go to help support people impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire in London, which is believed to have killed some 79 people and left many homeless or destitute.

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Apple hunting after lower royalties for Apple Music & iTunes content

06/21/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple is reportedly in negotiations to reduce the royalties it pays for content on Apple Music and the iTunes Store -- specifically, trying to bring amounts closer to what rival Spotify pays.

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Apple Music expands annual subscription option beyond gift cards

06/19/2017, 05:06 pm

People with an existing Apple Music subscription can now switch to a cheaper annual plan without having to buy a gift card -- though the option is relatively hidden.

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