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Netflix boasts 37% share of Internet traffic in North America, compared with 3% for Apple's iTunes

01/20/2016, 08:01 am

Netflix this week revealed that in 2015, its streaming video service accounted for 37 percent of peak download Internet traffic in North America, more than doubling YouTube, and coming well ahead of Apple's iTunes.

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Apple to fold iTunes Radio into Apple Music, make Beats 1 lone free-to-stream product

01/15/2016, 07:01 pm

In an email blast to Apple Music customers on Friday, Apple announced a change in its fee structure that will make the currently free iTunes Radio service a subscription-only feature for the first time since its launch in 2013.

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Apple Music down for some listeners, asking others to resubscribe [u]

01/14/2016, 11:01 am

Some Apple Music listeners are currently experiencing serious problems with the service, including not being able to stream anything at all, according to numerous grievances on Twitter. [Updated]

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Country star Kenny Chesney, Apple Music content chief talk ad partnership in interview

12/29/2015, 05:12 pm

Two months after starring in an Apple Music ad, country music star Kenny Chesney talks about his decision to collaborate with the tech company in a new interview that also includes commentary from Apple Music head of content Larry Jackson.

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Amazon's top home audio product this holiday was a turntable, besting an Apple AirPlay-compatible receiver

12/28/2015, 03:12 pm

While streaming services like Apple Music and digital downloads from storefronts like iTunes rule the music industry, listener appreciation for analog vinyl audio remains high, as evidenced by new holiday sales data released by retailer Amazon.

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Apple trademark filings hint at more live Beats radio stations

12/28/2015, 12:12 pm

Beats 1 was just the beginning, new trademark applications from Apple suggest, with four more live streaming radio stations potentially on the way.

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Beatles streaming listeners 'Come Together' on Apple Music & Spotify

12/28/2015, 09:12 am

Online discussion about the streaming debut of The Beatles centered around the two presumed industry leaders, Spotify and Apple Music, while listeners' favorite track was "Come Together," a new analysis reveals.

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Apple Music, Spotify, others to stream Beatles catalog on Dec. 24 [u]

12/22/2015, 10:12 pm

A report on Tuesday confirms rumors that the Beatles will make their streaming music debut on Christmas Eve, with availability on major platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Tidal and Amazon's Prime Music.

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The Beatles expected to stream on Apple Music, Spotify, others starting Christmas Eve

12/19/2015, 05:12 pm

Legendary rock group The Beatles are likely to make their streaming debut next week, according to a new report, which suggests Apple Music subscribers will be able to access the band's iconic catalog starting on Christmas Eve.

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Apple assigns App Store oversight to Phil Schiller in apparent nod to developer issues

12/18/2015, 04:12 am

Apple's decision to split its App Stores out of Eddy Cue's iTunes and iCloud oversight and instead assign them to Phil Schiller, its head of worldwide marketing, appears to based on an effort to differentiate platform management of developers' interactive apps from the reselling of static content from media holders, and to handle each appropriately.

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Apple Music now works with Sonos in new beta

12/15/2015, 12:12 pm

Sonos' wireless speakers gained beta support for Apple Music on Tuesday, thanks to an updated Sonos Controller app, and new on-device software for beta participants.

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Apple Music signs Taylor Swift to exclusive 1989 World Tour concert video, retail store promotion [u]

12/13/2015, 09:12 pm

Apple has partnered with Taylor Swift to deliver a concert video of her 1989 World Tour exclusive to Apple Music, as well as an extended holiday season promotion in Apple retail stores and on iTunes gift cards and an appearance on Beats 1 Radio.

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Apple enhances classical music browsing in Apple Music with iTunes update

12/11/2015, 05:12 pm

Apple on Friday released a minor update for the OS X version of iTunes, adding enhanced classical music listening options for the company's streaming Apple Music service that bring it in line with Music on iOS.

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Spotify might allow high-profile artists to restrict music to paid subscribers, report says

12/08/2015, 07:12 pm

Streaming music giant Spotify is apparently buckling under the load of increased competition from the likes of Apple Music, as a report on Tuesday claims the service is considering a new content "windowing" policy that would make music from select artists available only to paying subscribers.

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The Beatles '1+' with 50 restored 'mini movies' is exclusive to Apple's iTunes Store

12/07/2015, 12:12 pm

Legendary group The Beatles launched a new digital collection of films and videos exclusively on the iTunes Store on Monday, featuring 50 completely restored and remastered presentations from the Fab Four.

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Apple raises iTunes Match/Apple Music upload limits above 25,000 songs [u]

12/05/2015, 11:12 pm

Some users are again claiming that Apple has raised the song upload/matching limit for iTunes Match and Apple Music libraries over 25,000, as promised in June by SVP for Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.

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Beats Music users have until Jan. 19 to transfer playlists, data to Apple Music

12/03/2015, 08:12 pm

Apple on Thursday sent out an email blast notifying users of the erstwhile Beats Music service that they have until Jan. 19, 2016, to transfer playlists, song picks and preferences to Apple Music before that data is flushed.

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Apple Music rival Tidal taps 3rd CEO in 8 months, promises focus on live & exclusive content

12/02/2015, 02:12 pm

Beleaguered streaming service and Apple Music competitor Tidal on Wednesday announced the appointment of former SoundCloud executive Jeff Toig as its new CEO, marking the company's third chief executive in a span of only eight months.

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Apple Music will arrive on Sonos via public beta program Dec. 15

11/30/2015, 02:11 pm

Sonos and Apple will launch support for the Apple Music subscription service this month on Dec. 15, though it will initially be available as a public beta to users of Sonos speaker systems.

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New Adele album to be withheld from Apple Music, Spotify, other streaming services

11/19/2015, 02:11 pm

Singer Adele's new album, 25, reportedly won't be made available on streaming services like Apple Music or Spotify when it launches on Friday.

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