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Topic: Beats Music

New Apple streaming music service could include 2 price tiers, exclusives from Taylor Swift & others

04/10/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple is reportedly preparing to launch its revamped streaming music service with a two-tiered subscription plan that would give families a discount, while engaging in talks to secure exclusive content from artists including Taylor Swift and Florence and the Machine.

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EU scrutinizing record labels over potential deals with Apple streaming music service

04/02/2015, 08:04 am

With Apple expected to rebrand and relaunch its acquired Beats Music service this summer, the company has already come under the watchful eye of the European Union, which has begun probing the company's plans even before the product is made official.

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Jay Z asked Apple's Jimmy Iovine to collaborate on revolutionary streaming platform Tidal

03/30/2015, 06:03 pm

Following Monday's reveal of Jay Z's upcoming music service Tidal, the rap star revealed he was in talks with Beats cofounder and current Apple exec Jimmy Iovine over potentially collaborating on the project.

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Tidal music service expected to relaunch with exclusives that could hurt Apple's Beats Music

03/30/2015, 01:03 pm

Tidal, a music streaming service recently bought by rapper Jay-Z, is due to relaunch later today and will allegedly be backed by artist exclusives that could threaten Apple's planned rebranding of Beats Music.

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Apple reportedly puts Trent Reznor in charge of redesigned Beats Music app, presses forward with iTunes Radio revamp

03/25/2015, 07:03 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is moving forward with a long rumored overhaul of its streaming music services lineup that will incorporate a reworked Beats Music app developed with the help of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, as well as a revamped iTunes Radio service.

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US streaming music revenues eclipse CD sales for first time, as rebrand of Apple's Beats looms

03/19/2015, 01:03 pm

Revenue from music streaming is now overshadowing CD sales in the US, according to new data published by the Recording Industry Association of America on Thursday, signalling a sea-change in favor of services like Spotify, Pandora, and Beats Music.

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Jay Z enters streaming music fray with purchase of Beats Music competitor Aspiro

03/13/2015, 07:03 pm

Rap icon Jay Z has officially taken control of Swedish Internet firm Aspiro, which markets subscription streaming services WiMP and Tidal, direct competitors of Apple's Beats Music.

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Apple reportedly backs down in push to lower relaunched Beats Music service prices

03/09/2015, 06:03 pm

As it continues to negotiate with music labels on a rumored Beats Music relaunch, Apple has reportedly surrendered on one of its key initiatives: lowering the cost of the rebooted service to $8 per month.

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Apple's rebranded Beats Music service won't have free subscription tier - report

03/06/2015, 10:03 am

When Apple launches a rebranded Beats Music later this year, the streaming service may not have an ad-supported free tier, according to a new report, citing sources who allegedly spoke with Apple's Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine.

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Beats Music integration only part of the story as Apple wants to 'be the music business'

02/13/2015, 01:02 pm

Apple's ambitions in the music industry go beyond competing with the likes of streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, signaling that the acquisition of the Beats Music subscription service is just a part of the company's plans to overhaul iTunes.

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Sony to shutter iTunes & Beats Music competitor Music Unlimited, partner with Spotify

01/28/2015, 04:01 pm

Struggling Japanese electronics maker Sony has conceded defeat in the digital music market, announcing on Wednesday that it will close its cross-platform Music Unlimited service at the end of March and refer customers to another iTunes & Beats Music competitor, Spotify.

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Digital music sales dropped 9% in 2014 while streaming surged 54%

01/02/2015, 01:01 pm

Apple's acquisition of streaming service Beats Music looms large over the latest music sales data, showing once again that the industry is trending away from sales of digital songs and albums.

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Jimmy Iovine spearheading talks to lock up exclusive releases for Apple's Beats Music

12/29/2014, 09:12 am

Expanding on one of the most successful promotions in iTunes history, Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine is reportedly negotiating with a number of artists to unveil upcoming albums exclusively on Beats Music, hoping to replicate the blockbuster launch of Beyoncé's eponymous LP on iTunes last year.

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Billboard to count streaming music services, digital sales in charts calculations

11/20/2014, 05:11 pm

Billboard's influential music chart is about to step into the 21st century as the company announced it will soon include metrics from on-demand Internet streaming services like Apple's Beats Music to its Billboard 200 album rankings.

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Beats Music will be native iOS app starting with spring 2015 update - report

11/19/2014, 01:11 pm

Though it will remain a paid subscription service, Apple's Beats Music will reportedly come preinstalled on every iPhone after an update to iOS next spring, according to a new report.

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Google Drive adds Touch ID support, Swype for iOS goes free, Apple apps get minor updates

11/06/2014, 04:11 pm

As Apple introduced minor updates to iWork, Beats Music and more, a number of other key updates hit the iOS App Store, including a temporary sale on the popular Swype keyboard from Nuance, as well as Touch ID security and iOS 8 extension support added to Google Drive.

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Southwest Airlines and Apple offer Beats Music with new in-flight entertainment service

11/03/2014, 11:11 am

A new partnership between Apple and Southwest Airlines will not only offer access to the Beats Music subscription service while in flight, but a new Beats-branded Boeing 737 aircraft is also taking to the skies.

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Musician Trent Reznor working on secret music delivery project at Apple

10/31/2014, 03:10 pm

Calling it "challenging" and "unfamiliar," Nine Inch Nails rocker and film composer Trent Reznor has revealed he is deeply involved in a secretive music delivery product in the works at Apple.

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iTunes sales down 13% this year as Apple plans to rebuild, rebrand Beats Music subscription service

10/24/2014, 12:10 pm

Sales from Apple's iTunes Store have fallen significantly thus far in 2014, helping to push forward the company's alleged plans to revamp the recently acquired Beats Music and make it part of the iTunes brand.

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Apple wants to cut the price of Beats Music subscriptions to $5 per month - report

10/20/2014, 08:10 am

Apple has reportedly pitched music labels a new lower pricing structure for its Beats Music service, arguing that subscriptions could grow considerably if the price could be lowered to just $5 per month.

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