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Topic: Apple Music

Amazon touts 100M Prime users as Apple quietly passes a quarter-billion paid subscriptions

04/19/2018, 07:04 am

Apple now has a customer base of more than 250 million paid subscriptions across its Services offerings of Apple Music, iCloud and App Store continuing payments. Viewed against Amazon's recent announcement of 100 million Prime members, that figure is substantial. But Apple is also adding around 30 million new subscriptions every quarter.

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Apple Music expected to grow 40% annually for next three years, drive Services growth

04/18/2018, 08:04 am

An analyst predicts that Apple Music's dramatic growth over the next three years will be another major factor driving services revenue upward, but may push down overall margins.

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Apple Music loses hip-hop and R&B curator to Spotify

04/16/2018, 04:04 pm

The curator responsible for Apple Music's hip-hop and R&B programming is departing for the service's chief rival, Spotify, a report indicated on Monday.

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Apple considers cheaper HomePod in face of lackluster sales

04/13/2018, 12:04 pm

Ming-Chi Kuo has chimed in on low HomePod demand, estimating Apple will only sell between 2 million and 2.5 million units through the end of the year, well below market expectations. He adds the company is considering a low-cost version of the device to boost adoption.

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Taylor Swift's Apple Music streaming record crushed by new Cardi B album

04/13/2018, 10:04 am

Rapper Cardi B's first full-length release, "Invasion of Privacy," reached over 100 million streams in its first week on Apple Music -- more than doubling the record for a female artist on the service, previously set by Taylor Swift's "Reputation."

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Channel checks, sales data on HomePod likely as wrong as it was about Apple Watch in 2015

04/12/2018, 06:04 am

Without actually presenting any hard data on sales, a new report has claimed Apple's HomePod sales are "weak," based on supply channel checks and data from Slice Intelligence--the same two sources that were used to suggest Apple Watch sales were "collapsing" three years ago.

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Apple picks Oliver Schusser to head up Apple Music worldwide

04/11/2018, 01:04 pm

Apple has promoted Oliver Schusser to the position of VP of Apple Music & International Content, effectively putting him in charge of Apple Music globally.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 2019 Mac Pro, ARM on Mac, Apple's poaching of Google's John Giannandrea, and more

04/06/2018, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mike with guest Charles Martin discuss the 2019 Mac Pro, Apple's possible shift to ARM in the Mac in 2020, Apple's poaching of a key AI executive from Google, and more!

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Surprise! Spotify now says its Weeknd debut beat out Apple Music

04/04/2018, 08:04 pm

Spotify on Wednesday issued an update regarding streaming figures related to The Weeknd's new album "My Dear Melancholy," saying it beat Apple Music's debut of the same record by 3 million streams.

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Apple Music hits landmark 40 million paid subscribers

04/04/2018, 01:04 pm

Apple Music has swelled to 40 million subscribers, according to a Tweet noting the occasion by the company's content director in France, Steven Huon.

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Apple's morning show drama switches showrunners after creator leaves project

04/03/2018, 10:04 pm

Apple's upcoming morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon is expected to get a new showrunner after creator Jay Carson left the project due to "creative differences."

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Video: Everything you need to know about AirPlay 2 in iOS 11.4

04/03/2018, 12:04 pm

AirPlay 2 will bring new enhancements to streaming audio on the HomePod, Apple TV, iOS devices, and third-party speakers. We went hands-on to see how it works.

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Apple Music almost doubles new Weeknd song streams versus Spotify

04/03/2018, 12:04 pm

The new EP by pop/R&B singer The Weeknd managed over 26 million streams within 24 hours on Apple Music, Apple said on Tuesday, some 6 million of those belonging to the song "Call Out My Name."

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Apple Music for Android updates with iOS music video features

04/03/2018, 10:04 am

Apple this week updated the Android client for Apple Music to support the service's new emphasis on music videos.

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Fake news: Apple isn't killing iTunes music downloads

03/30/2018, 05:03 am

Google and Facebook have helped fuel the viral redistribution of another false report that Apple was planning to kill off all music downloads in iTunes next year in order to force users into an Apple Music subscription streaming plan. They're wrong, here's why.

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Apple Music app gains 'Music Videos' as an early update before iOS 11.3's full release

03/29/2018, 08:03 am

Apple has updated Apple Music to include a new Music Videos section to the streaming service ahead of the full release of iOS 11.3, with the addition serving as a reminder the iPhone and iPad operating system's next major upgrade will be arriving soon.

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Apple's video efforts slated to air in March 2019

03/26/2018, 08:03 am

Apple's push into producing original video content may come to fruition next year, according to a group of entertainment executives familiar with content and release plans, with new programming created via Apple's heavy investment potentially viewable by customers as soon as March 2019.

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Spotify, Apple Music responsible for both rebound of music industry and dying physical media sales

03/23/2018, 09:03 pm

Recorded music revenue jumped by double digits last year, thanks to revenue growth from Apple, Spotify and other streaming services, according to a new report from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the music industry's lobbying group

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Explosive Apple Services growth expected to be main engine for future revenue expansion

03/22/2018, 02:03 pm

Apple may not be reliant on massive seasonal sales of the iPhone going forward for steady revenue growth, if a new analyst report is accurate.

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Jimmy Iovine to step down as Apple Music chief in August, take on consulting role, report says

03/21/2018, 09:03 am

The music industry luminary, part of Apple since the Beats purchase in 2014, plans to give up day-to-day involvement but will stay with the company.

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