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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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Drake lip syncs to Taylor Swift, pumps iron in new Apple Music ad

11/20/2016, 11:11 pm

Apple on Sunday released a new Apple Music ad spot featuring Drake getting pumped -- literally and metaphorically -- to Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," a meta callback to Swift's own commercial for the streaming music service.

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Apple marketing power, inconsistent video purchasing habits confusing Hollywood

11/16/2016, 11:11 am

With Apple both throwing its weight around to capture exclusives for video content -- and not willing to get in a bidding war with other streaming services for content -- Hollywood is said to be beginning to question the company's future intentions as a media venue.

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Neil Young restores catalog to Apple Music, Spotify & other streaming services

11/04/2016, 12:11 pm

Folk/rock artist Neil Young's back catalog has returned to streaming music services including Apple Music, Deezer, and Spotify, a report noted on Friday, a little over a year after the musician declared a moratorium over audio quality issues.

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Rumor: Apple mulls 20% Apple Music price decrease

10/31/2016, 10:10 pm

Apple is reportedly investigating a major price drop for its Apple Music streaming service, a move that could potentially trim $2 off the going rates of both individual and family plans by the holiday season.

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