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Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP Eddy Cue attempted Imagine Entertainment buy -- report [u]

02/16/2017, 12:02 pm

Apple could have bolstered its video content strategy significantly with an acquisition of a production company, a report claims, with discussions allegedly involving Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP Eddy Cue said to have potentially led to a purchase of Imagine Entertainment.

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Fifth generation of Apple TV to bring 4K compatibility, little else - report

02/16/2017, 08:02 am

A report declares that a new 4K Apple TV, codenamed "J105" is in testing, with a debut coming as soon as this year -- but nothing new may be added to the platform besides the bump in resolution.

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As Apple hypes original content, Disney & Google sever ties with popular YouTube star PewDiePie

02/14/2017, 03:02 pm

Disney and Google have drawn back their support of "PewDiePie," a leading YouTube star and the centerpiece of the YouTube Red subscription service, after a recent video featured an anti-Semitic joke. The shakeup comes just as Apple has begun teasing two upcoming exclusive programs for Apple Music.

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Carpool Karaoke trailer pops up during Grammy awards, debut still not yet set

02/12/2017, 10:02 pm

Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke" series now has a trailer, featuring a first wave of stars including James Corden, Will Smith, Metallica, Chelsea Handler, Blake Shelton, Shaquille O'Neal, John Legend, John Cena, and Ariana Grande, amongst others.

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Prince's Warner Brothers music catalog lands on Apple Music, other streaming services

02/12/2017, 09:02 pm

After Prince abruptly pulled his music from all streaming services save for Tidal in 2015, the Purple One's Warner Brothers catalog, which contains a majority of his biggest hits, has returned.

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AirPods TV commercial took sales of Marian Hill's song 'Down' from 'negligible' to 'magical'

02/10/2017, 03:02 pm

The power of Apple's advertising influencing music sales has come into the spotlight again, with the use of Marian Hill's 'Down' in the first TV advertisement for AirPods revealed to have made a considerable impact on track sales.

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5 Apple execs crack Billboard Power 100 list, including Cue, Iovine & Saint John

02/09/2017, 02:02 pm

Apple executives have received high placings in Billboard's 2017 Power 100, a list of the major players in the music industry, with Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Robert Kondrk sharing fourth place behind the chief executives of Live Nation, Universal Music, and Spotify.

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine talks joining Apple, intersection of tech and music

02/07/2017, 02:02 pm

A new interview with Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine discusses what led the executive to join the Apple Music project and the challenging times ahead for both streaming services, and the recording industry.

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Tips: Delaying the start of iTunes to avoid the missing library error on macOS

02/04/2017, 04:02 pm

If you're running a machine with external drives, it's possible that they won't be mounted when iTunes starts looking for data. AppleInsider explains how to get around this, with a simple AppleScript.

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Spotify's former head of label relations recruited for identical role at Apple Music

02/02/2017, 03:02 pm

Apple on Thursday confirmed the hiring of Steve Savoca, once in charge of Spotify's label relations, as it looks to equip Apple Music and/or iTunes with a more competitive catalog.

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Prince songs expected to hit Apple Music, other streaming services on Grammy's night

01/31/2017, 09:01 pm

More than 19 months after Prince pulled his songs from all streaming music services save for Jay-Z's Tidal, the musician's estate is set to release a selection of top hits to Apple Music and other providers on Feb. 12, according to reports.

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Pandora joins Apple Music in contributing to Hot 100 & other Billboard charts

01/31/2017, 03:01 pm

Song plays on Pandora are now contributing to how songs rank on Billboard's famous music charts, putting the streaming service in the same league as rivals like Spotify, Google, and Apple Music.

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Apple's international iTunes business moves to Ireland on Feb. 5

01/26/2017, 05:01 pm

Apple has assigned a definitive date to the planned relocation of its international iTunes assets, saying the iTunes Store, Apple Music, the App Store and iBooks Store businesses will make the transition to Cork, Ireland, in early February.

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Apple releases iTunes 12.5.5 with minor performance improvements

01/23/2017, 06:01 pm

Continuing Apple's big day of software releases, the company on Monday issued a minor iTunes update that delivers bug fixes and performance improvements to Mac and Windows users.

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Sprint buys 33 percent of Tidal, pair teaming to combat Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora

01/23/2017, 09:01 am

Sprint has announced that it has forged a deal for 33 percent ownership of music streaming service Tidal, and as part of the deal, Sprint customers will receive "exclusive artist content" not available anywhere else.

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Report claims Apple Music pays more to record labels in royalties per stream than Spotify

01/20/2017, 04:01 pm

Record labels are getting a better deal on streaming music royalties with Apple than major rival Spotify, according to a report, with Apple Music streaming rates claimed to be nearly double what is paid out by its main competition.

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CBS Sports Radio streaming added for Apple Music subscribers

01/18/2017, 12:01 pm

Boosting its streaming sports-related programming, Apple has added the CBS Sports Radio syndicated radio channel to Apple Music.

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Larry Jackson, Zane Lowe, Bozoma Saint John interview addresses ambitions, goals for Apple Music

01/17/2017, 01:01 pm

The trio of Apple Music leads sat down in an interview to discuss the evolution of the service after 18 months, working with Apple, and how the music industry will have to adapt in the next decade.

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Jimmy Iovine says Apple Music creating 'pop cultural' experience with new TV content

01/16/2017, 09:01 am

Responding to reports that Apple Music content will expand further into full-length movies and TV shows, a key executive with the service -- Jimmy Iovine -- said over the weekend that Apple is willing to do "whatever hits popular culture smack on the nose" in order to differentiate itself.

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Apple Music rival Pandora cuts 7% of US staff despite upturn in subscribers

01/13/2017, 09:01 am

One of Apple's competitors in the music space, Pandora, has announced plans to lay off 7 percent of its U.S. workers -- excluding those at Ticketfly -- despite improvements in its paid subscriber base, and plans to launch on-demand streaming.

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