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Topic: Beats Music

Apple to phase out Beats Music service on Nov. 30

11/12/2015, 09:11 pm

An inevitable end of services is about to befall Beats Music, which will officially shut down operations on Nov. 30 after being acquired by Apple and seeing its music curation and playlist generation technology infused into Apple Music.


Apple Music director Ian Rogers makes surprise departure for new job

08/28/2015, 09:08 am

One of the core Beats executives Apple acquired in its 2014 $3 billion takeover, Ian Rogers, has already left the company to pursue other ventures outside of the music streaming business, a report revealed on Friday.


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.


Apple, record labels negotiating last-minute streaming service terms days before expected WWDC launch

06/04/2015, 09:06 pm

With Apple widely expected to announce a new subscription-based music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, a report on Thursday suggests the company is cutting it close and holding last-minute negotiations with record labels.


Apple to announce $10-per-month on-demand music service, will retain Beats Music for now - report

06/01/2015, 02:06 pm

At WWDC in one week, Apple is expected to formally announce a new on-demand streaming subscription service that will take on the likes of Spotify for $10 per month, but will not outright replace Beats Music at first, according to a new report.


Apple reportedly wooing Drake, Pharrell, David Guetta for iTunes Radio guest DJ spot

05/31/2015, 05:05 pm

As Apple prepares to relaunch a revamped version of its free-to-stream iTunes Radio service, the company is looking to bring on musicians Drake, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta as guest DJs, a report said Sunday.


Rumor: Delayed Kanye West album could debut on Apple's streaming music service

05/21/2015, 08:05 pm

A tenuous rumor on Thursday claims there might be a connection between Apple's unannounced streaming music service and the release of a long-delayed album from Kanye West, who recently signed a partnership deal with competitor Tidal.


Russia to be among first countries with access to Apple's new streaming music service, report says

05/20/2015, 05:05 pm

According to a report on Wednesday, Russia will be one of the first countries to host Apple's upcoming on-demand streaming music service rumored to debut at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference next month.


Spotify facing pressure from Sony, Universal to drop free on-demand music - report

05/15/2015, 10:05 am

Major record labels Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment are both reportedly proposing that Spotify end its free, ad-supported on-demand music in a bid to push people into paid subscriptions.


Rdio launches low-cost streaming music tier with $3.99 monthly fee, 25 daily downloads

05/14/2015, 01:05 am

In a bid to rocket up the streaming music service charts before Apple releases its own branded offering, industry upstart Rdio on Thursday launched a low-cost subscription tier starting at only $3.99 a month, undercutting much of the competition.


Apple's rumored streaming music service to tout social network for artists, report says

05/13/2015, 09:05 pm

If and when Apple launches its streaming music service later this year, the company will roll in a social networking platform from which artists can share media, post updates and connect with fans, a report said Wednesday.


Warner Music sees streaming revenue surpass downloads for first time

05/11/2015, 06:05 pm

In what could be a harbinger of shifting music industry trends, Warner Music Group CEO Stephen Cooper said on Monday that revenue from licensing tracks to streaming services like Spotify outpaced income from digital download sales.


This week in AppleInsider: 12.9" iPad Pro details, Beats Music woes, AppleBot & more

05/09/2015, 12:05 am

This week saw a number of details emerge about Apple's plans for a 12.9-inch iPad, a new Apple TV, and Web search. The company's efforts to relaunch Beats Music appeared to be running into roadblocks however, with word of incomplete deals, and even probes by two U.S. government agencies.


Apple to give the first hit free with its new streaming service - report

05/08/2015, 01:05 pm

Apple is reportedly planning to entice consumers to sign up for its new streaming music service by offering a number of try-before-you-buy options, including a lengthy trial period and revamped iTunes Radio stations.


Spotify, other music services allege Apple App Store policies anti-competitive

05/06/2015, 05:05 pm

Spotify and other streaming music services are upset with Apple's App Store policies, which they say effectively prevent them from competing with iTunes or Beats Music, a report claimed on Wednesday.


Apple's upcoming streaming music service reportedly under FTC investigation

05/05/2015, 10:05 pm

It looks like Apple's efforts to revamp Beats Music is drawing the wrong kind of attention from government antitrust officials, as the company's dealings with record labels and artists -- already said to be the subject of a Department of Justice investigation -- are now under scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission, a report said on Tuesday.


Apple's Beats Music relaunch might hurt Spotify more than others, data suggests

05/05/2015, 03:05 pm

Swedish music streamer Spotify has more to lose from Apple's anticipated Beats Music revamp than its competition, according to new usage data, as iOS accounts for a majority of Spotify's active users.


Beats Music rebranding may not be imminent, as Apple still doesn't have necessary licenses

05/05/2015, 02:05 pm

Despite rumors that Apple could rebrand and relaunch Beats Music as soon as next month's Worldwide Developers Conference, a new report suggests that's unlikely, as the company apparently does not have the licensing deals finalized for such a change.


Apple efforts to end free streaming music on Spotify, YouTube spur DOJ inquiry - report

05/04/2015, 09:05 am

As it prepares to launch a new streaming music service, Apple is said to be pressuring music labels to force rivals like Spotify to abandon their free tiers -- something that has apparently brought scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice.


Apple reportedly poaches more BBC Radio 1 staff for streaming music project

04/29/2015, 07:04 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple poached a handful of top producers from BBC Radio 1 to work on a secret streaming music service rumored to debut later this year, potentially as a rebranded Beats Music.