Topic: Beats Music
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
04/26/2015, 07:04 pm
Apple may be intentionally slowing the release of updates to Tidal's iOS app in an attempt to weaken the music service ahead of an impending relaunch of Beats Music, a report said on Saturday.
04/24/2015, 02:04 am
References to a heretofore unknown "iTunes Subscription" service showed up in the iTunes desktop client on Friday, potentially revealing a few details of a rumored Apple-branded streaming music solution said to launch sometime this year.
04/21/2015, 05:04 pm
Apple on Tuesday updated several of its official iOS apps -- including the iWork suite -- with minor improvements, but most significantly added Apple Watch support to Keynote, allowing remote control of presentations.