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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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Amazon steps up video offerings with Anime Strike, its first self-branded content on Channels

01/12/2017, 10:01 am

Amazon on Thursday launched Anime Strike, its first self-branded option under the Amazon Channels subscription program -- with more coming soon, the company said.

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More Apple Music Carpool Karaoke details surface; Metallica, Alicia Keys hosting two episodes

01/09/2017, 04:01 pm

The Carpool Karaoke segment introduced to the U.S. on The Late Late Show With James Corden will appear exclusively on Apple Music, and will feature Metallica, John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Ariana Grande in four of sixteen contracted episodes.

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Apple's Best of 2016 year in review video showcases top apps, movies, music and more

01/03/2017, 04:01 pm

Serving as an accompaniment to its Best of 2016 charts, Apple on Tuesday posted to YouTube a video chronicling last year's most memorable movies, TV shows, apps, music, Beats 1 interviews and more.

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Apple Music ranks ninth in 2016 Nielsen charts of most-used mobile apps

12/30/2016, 12:12 pm

Apple Music was the ninth-most popular smartphone app in the U.S. this year in terms of average unique users, according to new Nielsen research data, despite it being heavily iOS-focused and of less use without a paid subscription.

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'Elf,' 'Christmas Vacation' top iTunes' top 5 best-selling holiday movies of all time

12/22/2016, 07:12 pm

Just in time for Christmas, Apple on Thursday revealed the all time best-selling holiday movies on iTunes since the online storefront began selling films in 2008, with Will Ferrell's "Elf" taking the top spot.

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Apple Music execs Iovine & Jackson go on defense about Frank Ocean, Kanye West

12/22/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson adopted a defensive tone in parts of an interview published on Thursday, working to explain things like the fallout of a Frank Ocean deal, and why Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo" became a short-term Tidal exclusive.

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Apple releases iTunes 12.5.4 with support for 'TV' app, improved Touch Bar input

12/13/2016, 02:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued an update for its iTunes media suite, adding support for the new "TV" app on iOS and tvOS, and also enhancing Touch Bar capabilities with the new MacBook Pro.

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Apple iTunes Store, App Stores inaccessible to some customers [u]

12/12/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple's various online storefronts were hit with an apparent service outage on Monday, with affected users unable to purchase music, movies, apps and other media since approximately 12:15 p.m. Pacific.

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Drum machine documentary '808: The Movie' now available on Apple Music, iTunes preorders start

12/09/2016, 03:12 pm

Alexander Dunn's documentary "808: The Movie" focusing on the legendary Roland-808 drum machine has been released exclusively on Apple Music, and will be available for download or rent on the iTunes Movie store on Dec. 16.

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Apple pushes for iTunes rentals of movies still on big screen

12/07/2016, 03:12 pm

Apple could potentially offer iTunes rentals for movies that are still in theatres, a report said on Wednesday, which would give it a rare advantage over other rental platforms.

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Apple selects 'Best of 2016' apps, movies, iBooks and more

12/07/2016, 12:12 am

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its "Best of" selections for 2016, highlighting the year's most popular apps, TV shows, movies, e-books and other content sold across the company's various digital storefronts.

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Pandora unveils $9.99/month Premium on-demand streaming service, to launch in early 2017

12/06/2016, 10:12 pm

After picking up technology and staff from defunct streaming service Rdio in 2015, streaming music giant Pandora on Tuesday officially announced its own on-demand product that will take on Apple Music and Spotify when it launches next year.

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Apple Music surpasses 20M subscribers after 17 months of service [u]

12/06/2016, 09:12 pm

Less than 18 months after its debut in 2015, Apple's fledgling music streaming service Apple Music recently surpassed 20 million subscribers, a milestone that took rival Spotify some seven years to reach.

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Apple Music student memberships now available in more than 30 regions

11/29/2016, 10:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday expanded Apple Music student membership eligibility to include more than 30 markets, with the latest round of additions extending the subscription tier to countries like Canada, China, India and more.

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