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Topic: Beats

Apple reportedly puts Trent Reznor in charge of redesigned Beats Music app, presses forward with iTunes Radio revamp

03/25/2015, 07:03 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is moving forward with a long rumored overhaul of its streaming music services lineup that will incorporate a reworked Beats Music app developed with the help of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, as well as a revamped iTunes Radio service.

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HP to replace audio vendor Beats with Bang & Olufsen

03/24/2015, 05:03 pm

Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday announced high-end audio equipment maker Bang & Olufsen will be lending its expertise to upcoming products, a partnership forged after Apple last year declined to extend a longstanding Beats tie-up.

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Photo allegedly reveals Apple Store demo kit for trying on in-ear headphones

03/20/2015, 03:03 pm

A new photo, published on Friday, shows what is claimed to be a demonstration kit Apple Stores will soon use for customers to try on in-ear headphones, something that might otherwise be uncomfortable or unsanitary.

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Jay Z enters streaming music fray with purchase of Beats Music competitor Aspiro

03/13/2015, 07:03 pm

Rap icon Jay Z has officially taken control of Swedish Internet firm Aspiro, which markets subscription streaming services WiMP and Tidal, direct competitors of Apple's Beats Music.

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Apple reportedly backs down in push to lower relaunched Beats Music service prices

03/09/2015, 06:03 pm

As it continues to negotiate with music labels on a rumored Beats Music relaunch, Apple has reportedly surrendered on one of its key initiatives: lowering the cost of the rebooted service to $8 per month.

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Apple's rebranded Beats Music service won't have free subscription tier - report

03/06/2015, 10:03 am

When Apple launches a rebranded Beats Music later this year, the streaming service may not have an ad-supported free tier, according to a new report, citing sources who allegedly spoke with Apple's Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine.

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Apple touts iPad as music creation tool in new ad featuring Elliphant

02/08/2015, 10:02 pm

Apple dropped a new iPad TV spot featuring music creation apps just in time for the Grammy Awards, featuring Swedish recording artist Elliphant, UK producer Riton, DJ The Gaslamp Killer and Parisian film director So Me.

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Apple's Beats Music, others hit by lawsuit for allegedly misappropriating pre-1972 music

01/23/2015, 05:01 pm

Streaming music services like Apple's Beats Music, Google Play, Rdio and others are targets of a new volley of lawsuits claiming unpaid royalties on certain pre-1972 songs, potentially ending access to these older tracks.

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Apple buys UK music tracking startup Semetric to boost Beats Music analytics

01/21/2015, 06:01 am

Apple has purchased British media analytics startup Semetric in what appears to be the next step in a planned push for Beats Music, the streaming music platform Apple acquired last year as part of its Beats deal.

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Apple's Beats Music rival Spotify hits 15 million paid subscribers

01/12/2015, 02:01 pm

Swedish streaming music firm Spotify on Monday revealed that its customer base grew to some 60 million active users by the end of 2014, of which 15 million had purchased paid subscriptions.

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Monster sues Apple's Beats, says headphones acquired through 'sham transaction'

01/06/2015, 08:01 pm

Apple's Beats is once again being sued, this time on assertions that cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre committed fraud by stealing the Beats by Dr. Dre headphone lineup from audio company Monster and its CEO Noel Lee -- who claim to have invented the popular headphones -- in a "sham" sale to HTC.

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Jimmy Iovine spearheading talks to lock up exclusive releases for Apple's Beats Music

12/29/2014, 09:12 am

Expanding on one of the most successful promotions in iTunes history, Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine is reportedly negotiating with a number of artists to unveil upcoming albums exclusively on Beats Music, hoping to replicate the blockbuster launch of Beyoncé's eponymous LP on iTunes last year.

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Apple, Beats top other brands among college students in laptops, phones, tablets and headphones

12/22/2014, 04:12 pm

A survey of 880 college students conducted last week by Chegg found 51 percent named Apple as their preferred smartphone, tablet and laptop brand while 46 percent named Beats as their top pick for headphones.

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Bose may take on Apple's Beats Music, iTunes Radio with new streaming music platform

12/15/2014, 11:12 pm

A reported Bose job listing for a "cloud music services" UX designer suggests the company is working on a next-generation streaming platform to rival Beats Music, iTunes Radio and other services in what is becoming an increasingly crowded field.

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Apple's Beats buyout propelled Dr. Dre to the most profitable year of any musician ever

12/12/2014, 03:12 pm

Apple employee, rapper and producer Dr. Dre made an estimated $620 million before taxes this year, making him not only the top earning musician of 2014, but also the highest paid musician in a single year in history.

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Jimmy Iovine details Beats pitch to Apple, more in new interview

12/03/2014, 05:12 pm

In a wide-ranging interview for GQ's "Men of the Year" segment for 2014, music mogul Jimmy Iovine recounts new behind-the-scenes details on Apple's buyout of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, a process he said took years.

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Apple, Inc. Beats promotes Solo2 headphones with new celebrity-packed #SoloSelfie campaign

11/26/2014, 03:11 pm

Apple subsidiary Beats Electronics has launched a new #SoloSelfie advertising and social media campaign promoting its Solo2 headphones, featuring a wide range of popular celebrities.

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Billboard to count streaming music services, digital sales in charts calculations

11/20/2014, 05:11 pm

Billboard's influential music chart is about to step into the 21st century as the company announced it will soon include metrics from on-demand Internet streaming services like Apple's Beats Music to its Billboard 200 album rankings.

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Google unveils YouTube Music Key subscription service to compete with Apple's Beats

11/12/2014, 02:11 pm

Search giant Google on Wednesday announced YouTube Music Key, a subscription service that will allow users to stream music from the popular video sharing site without ads, play music in the background, and access playlists offline.

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Apple's Beats officially reveals Bluetooth Solo2 Wireless headphones

11/12/2014, 10:11 am

The most popular headphones sold by Apple's Beats, the Solo2, were given an upgrade on Wednesday, with a newly revealed model offering wireless Bluetooth connectivity priced at $299.95.

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