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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.