Get the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's Macs, iPads and iPhones: Apple Price Guides updated Oct 13th

Topic: iTunes

Consumer advocacy group, Sen. Al Franken add to Apple Music antitrust clamor

07/22/2015, 08:07 pm

Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog leveled antitrust accusations against Apple Music in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on Wednesday, saying Apple is leveraging access to consumer credit cards and user music preferences to tamp down competition. Senator Al Franken shared similar concerns in a separate letter to the same governmental bodies.


Apple Music, App Store, iTunes & more buckle under VMA announcement traffic

07/21/2015, 11:07 am

A range of Apple's cloud-based services, including the App Store, iTunes, and even OS X Software Update were affected on Tuesday, likely from excess traffic associated with MTV's 2015 Video Music Awards nominees exclusively revealed on Beats 1.


MTV will reveal 2015 VMA nominees exclusively on Apple's Beats 1

07/20/2015, 02:07 pm

In another promotional coup for Apple Music, MTV announced on Monday that it will reveal the 2015 Video Music Award nominees exclusively on Apple's live streaming radio station, Beats 1.


More than 80% of mobile podcast listeners use Apple's iOS devices

07/20/2015, 09:07 am

Amid a surge in podcasting popularity, new data suggests that Apple continues to dominate the online broadcasting industry it helped create, with more than 8 out of every 10 podcast listeners using the company's iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to tune in.


Taylor Swift's letter on Apple Music was separate from label negotiations

07/14/2015, 01:07 pm

A blog post by pop signer Taylor Swift criticizing Apple Music royalties was preceded by talks with Apple by her record label, Big Machine Records -- but the singer wrote the post independently, according to an executive with the label.


iTunes 12.2.1 solves problem with iTunes Match tracks converted to Apple Music DRM

07/13/2015, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday released iTunes 12.2.1, fixing a critical problem that would cause tracks matched via iTunes Match to be converted to Apple Music content instead.


Apple's App Store policies for streaming music apps under FTC scrutiny, report says

07/11/2015, 12:07 am

Apple's content and media operations are once again under scrutiny by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which is studying claims that iOS App Store policy is illegally stifling competition in the music streaming market, a report said Friday.


Apple reportedly creating original music videos for top artists in bid for Apple Music exclusivity

07/10/2015, 11:07 pm

A report on Friday claims Apple is producing in-house music videos and other content for chart-topping artists, including Eminem, Pharrell and Drake, the latter of which released such a video on Friday as an Apple Connect exclusive.


Option for high-quality Apple Music streaming over cellular shows up in iOS 9 beta

07/08/2015, 06:07 pm

It appears Apple is planning to give on-the-go Apple Music users the option to stream tunes at high bitrates when iOS 9 debuts later this year, as the latest beta released Wednesday includes a toggle switch for high quality audio streaming over cellular networks.


Spotify encourages customers to bypass Apple's App Store, save $3 per month on subscriptions

07/08/2015, 04:07 pm

In an effort to bypass Apple's 30 percent cut of all App Store purchases, and in the wake of the launch of Apple Music, Spotify has begun emailing customers who subscribed through their iOS to convert their subscription to a Web-based one and save $3 per month.


How to get Beats Music's 'The Sentence' back on Apple Music

07/07/2015, 12:07 pm

While Apple has killed the user interface for The Sentence --Beats Music's flagship on-demand playlist creation feature --it hasn't removed the functionality from Apple Music entirely. AppleInsider shows you where it's hiding.


How to make Apple Music do more with Siri voice commands

07/06/2015, 06:07 pm

While Apple Music has drawn a lot of comparions with other streaming services, like Spotify and Google Music, on iOS it does have at least one special trick: Siri voice commands.


Apple Music scores another exclusive with Eminem's 'Phenomenal' music video

07/03/2015, 07:07 pm

Eminem dropped an epic music video-cum-short film for his latest single "Phenomenal" on Friday as an Apple Music exclusive fraught with product placement courtesy of Apple Watch and iPhone.


How Apple Music and the iCloud Music Library work with iTunes Match

07/03/2015, 02:07 pm

On its website Apple describes Apple Music and iTunes Match as "independent but complementary," but in fact the services are closely connected through a third feature: iCloud Music Library.


Music streams surged to 135 billion songs ahead of Apple Music debut

07/03/2015, 10:07 am

During the first half of 2015 Americans streamed some 135 billion audio tracks and music videos over the Internet, despite the absence of any major new services such as Apple Music, according to newly-published data from market research firm Nielsen.


'Likes' & personal libraries drive Apple Music's 'For You' recommendations

07/02/2015, 04:07 pm

Apple treats "likes" in Apple Music in a very narrow manner -- mostly as a way of tailoring the "For You" recommendations in the service, along with the help of things like personal library data, a report revealed on Thursday.


How to request a song to air on Apple's Beats 1 radio station

07/02/2015, 01:07 pm

Something not widely known about Apple's Beats 1 radio station is that listeners can make song requests, in a process that's a little different from conventional, terrestrial radio stations.


Prince's streaming music catalog now only on Tidal, Google All Access, absent from Apple Music [u]

07/02/2015, 12:07 pm

Although Prince's music is missing from major on-demand streaming services including Apple Music, Rdio, and Spotify, the pop artist's catalog is on at least two of them -- Tidal and Google Play Music All Access, according to reports. [Updated]


How to remove Connect from Apple Music in iOS 8.4

07/02/2015, 11:07 am

The new Connect feature in Apple Music allows fans to engage with artists in a more direct and personal way. But those who aren't interested in the social feature can remove it from the iOS 8.4 Music app entirely --here's how to do it.


Apple Music users complain iCloud Music Library deletes, renames iTunes content

07/01/2015, 05:07 pm

Some people turning on iCloud Music Library to make full use of Apple Music are instead coping with deleted songs and playlists, in addition to other problems, according to complaints on Apple's support forums and testing by AppleInsider.