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Topic: Apple Music

Apple buys original space drama TV series from 'Battlestar Galactica' creator

12/15/2017, 01:12 pm

Ronald D. Moore, the brain behind the critically acclaimed remake of "Battlestar Galactica," will pen a new space drama for Apple, as the company continues its push into original TV content to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

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Apple acquires song identifying app Shazam for undisclosed sum

12/11/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple on Monday confirmed that it has purchased popular service Shazam, an app that listens for and identifies songs. It was rumored that the deal was for about $400 million, but no official sale price was given.

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Apple offers day at Beats 1's LA studio in charity auction for MusiCares

12/08/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple's latest charity auction is offering a "one-day internship" at the Los Angeles studio for Beats 1 radio, with proceeds going to benefit MusiCares, a Recording Academy organization that provides crisis support for musicians.

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Apple to transition Brazilian iTunes sales to local currency in early 2018

12/07/2017, 09:12 pm

In email notifications sent out to Brazilian customers on Thursday, Apple said it plans to transition iTunes pricing from U.S. dollars to the Brazilian real in 2018, offering potential savings on music, apps and more.

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YouTube to reportedly launch paid music service in March

12/07/2017, 08:12 pm

YouTube is preparing a new subscription streaming music service that parent company Alphabet hopes will challenge industry incumbents Spotify and Apple Music, according to a report on Thursday.

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Drake, Bitmoji & Game of Thrones lead Apple Music, iTunes & App Store for 2017

12/07/2017, 09:12 am

Apple on Thursday released a list of the most popular media on iTunes and the App Store during 2017, also calling attention to editorial picks for iPhone and iPad apps.

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Taylor Swift's 'reputation' arrives on Apple Music, Spotify in international markets

11/30/2017, 03:11 pm

Taylor Swift's new album "reputation" has appeared on Apple Music and Spotify internationally, nearly three weeks after release -- with a U.S. release likely imminent.

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine says services like Spotify & Pandora can't be profitable

11/29/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine once again criticized the business models of rivals in an interview published on Wednesday, this time arguing that streaming services without other attached businesses are inherently unprofitable.

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Apple's billion-dollar video investment seen leading to Netflix competitor

11/21/2017, 09:11 am

Not content with just Apple Music subscriptions, a new prediction says Apple could be gearing up for an "all in one Apple video and music offering," offering original content for a monthly fee within the next two to three years.

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Jennifer Aniston & Reese Witherspoon drama, Drake TV and movies on tap for Apple

11/08/2017, 03:11 pm

Apple's drive for unique video is heating up, with a new morning show-related drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon reportedly being green-lit, plus a "go-ahead" from Apple for Drake to produce whatever shows or movies the musician wants.

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Taylor Swift to keep new album off Apple Music, other streaming services for one week

11/07/2017, 07:11 pm

Taylor Swift's new album "Reputation" will reportedly be held off of streaming services for at least a week -- including even Apple Music, with which the pop singer has developed close business ties.

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Disney may buy 21st Century Fox assets in entertainment mega merger

11/06/2017, 03:11 pm

The Walt Disney Co., which has worked closely with Apple for many years, is said to be in talks to potentially acquire most of rival entertainment giant 21st Century Fox, in a deal that could have major ramifications for services like iTunes, the Apple TV and Apple Music.

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Apple Music to stream documentary 'Danny Brown: Live at the Majestic' on Nov. 7

11/02/2017, 12:11 am

Apple Music has scored exclusive streaming rights to "Danny Brown: Live at the Majestic," a documentary chronicling the Detroit rapper's return to his home town for a first-ever gig at the Majestic Theater.

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Apple Watch Series 3 LTE use not ideal for marathon runners, offers 3 hours of streaming music & GPS

11/01/2017, 10:11 am

If you want to stream music while tracking an extended outdoor workout, you'll probably want to bring your iPhone in tow with your new Apple Watch Series 3, as the latest watchOS 4.1 update offers just three hours of uptime while streaming music and using GPS.

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Apple releases watchOS 4.1 with support for LTE music streaming on Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular

10/31/2017, 01:10 pm

Delivering a feature that has been showcased in advertisements for the Apple Watch Series 3 since it launched in September, Apple on Tuesday released watchOS 4.1, giving users the ability to stream Apple Music and an iCloud Music Library without a phone near by.

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Apple aims to debut TV slate in 2019, sans any HBO-style risque content

10/25/2017, 02:10 pm

Apple is reportedly aiming to have a "small slate" of TV shows ready to debut in 2019, but with sanitized content devoid of the violence, profanity, and/or nudity allowed on networks like HBO and Showtime.

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Apple hires Jay Hunt to serve as European creative director for original video

10/25/2017, 12:10 pm

Apple has reportedly picked the former chief creative officer of Channel 4, Jay Hunt, as its new creative director for European video, further signalling that it intends to spend some of its $1 billion programming warchest overseas.

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Apple Music scores exclusive rights to Sam Smith documentary, to stream live concert on Nov. 3

10/24/2017, 06:10 pm

Apple Music continues to rack up exclusive music-related video content, the latest being the short film "On the Record: Sam Smith -- The Thrill of it All," set to debut on the streaming service on Nov. 3.

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Apple Worldwide Video's LA office poaches Amazon Studios exec Morgan Wandell

10/20/2017, 04:10 pm

Apple's increasingly aggressive moves to establish internal production of creative content now include hiring Morgan Wandell from Amazon Studios.

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Apple Music and other paid streaming services getting more weight on Billboard charts

10/20/2017, 02:10 pm

Music magazine Billboard is changing the way it handles streams from Apple Music and other streaming services in its charts, with the publication advising it will be giving greater emphasis to paid subscription streams in its Billboard Hot 100 and other charts in 2018.

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