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Topic: Apple Music

Warner Music Group sells Spotify stake worth over $500 million

08/08/2018, 01:08 pm

Warner Music Group's sale of a large Spotify stake is not out of lack of confidence in the business model, but rather because the music company doesn't want to hold equity long term, said the media company's CEO.

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Here are some of the documentaries you can watch on Apple Music

08/08/2018, 08:08 am

Apple Music is of course an audio-first streaming service, but if you have time to kill, you can kick back and watch documentaries on musicians, producers, and other aspects of the biz. Here's a roundup of some of the titles currently available, with the latest info on a documentary about Prince's legendary Minneapolis concert in 1983.

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Cook says Apple not in music streaming for the money, touts human content curation

08/07/2018, 06:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently sat down to discuss Apple Music and its place in the burgeoning music streaming world, once again touting the service's human content curation as a key benefit over competitors like Spotify.

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Apple Music ramps up social focus with new 'Friends Mix,' rolling out now

08/07/2018, 08:08 am

Apple has begun introducing a "Friends Mix" on Apple Music, looking to ramp up the significance of the social features it introduced with iOS 11.

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Apple again shatters record for services revenue with $9.5 billion in fiscal Q3

07/31/2018, 05:07 pm

Apple's services financial category jumped 31 percent year-over-year in the third fiscal quarter of 2018, its best performance ever.

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Everything new in iOS 12 beta 5 [u]

07/30/2018, 03:07 pm

Earlier on Monday, Apple released the fifth beta of iOS 12 to developers. AppleInsider has been digging through this most recent release and we have assembled a long list of everything that has changed this time around.

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Apple Music's 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' nominated for Emmy Award

07/12/2018, 05:07 pm

Though lacking critical and audience acclaim, Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke" is turning a few industry heads, as the series is up for a prestigious television award.

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Drake's Scorpion sets streaming records and tops Billboard 200 under new stream weighting rules

07/09/2018, 10:07 am

Scorpion, the fifth album from musician Drake, has become the first album to achieve 1 billion streams globally in a single week, a feat that aided the artist in reaching the top of the Billboard 200 album chart in the same week as the chart altered how streams are weighted in results.

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Apple Music overtakes Spotify in U.S. subscriber counts

07/06/2018, 09:07 am

Apple Music has pulled ahead of Spotify in the U.S. market, a major music distributor claims, with Apple's streaming service said to have overtaken its main rival in terms of the number of paid subscribers from the United States.

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Here are all of the executive hires for Apple's worldwide video division

07/05/2018, 01:07 pm

To get the ball rolling on its original TV programming, Apple has recruited a number of executives to run things behind the scenes. Here's a running tally of the managerial additions we know about so far.

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Drake's Scorpion on Apple Music crushes Spotify in streaming

06/30/2018, 03:06 pm

Scorpion, Drake's fifth album, has smashed through his own single-day streaming record on Apple Music with more than 170 million streams in its first 24 hours. Spotify reportedly only reached about 76 percent of that traffic, despite claiming 120 million more users.

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Apple mulls subscription bundle of Apple Music, News and original video content, report says

06/27/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple is reportedly mulling a subscription bundle that incorporates the company's existing services, namely Apple Music and products sold through the News platform, with a slate of original TV shows widely rumored to be in production.

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AirPods with more features, new studio quality headphones possibly coming from Apple in 2019

06/25/2018, 08:06 am

Apple appears to be shooting for a pair of high-end portable audio devices for release in calendar year 2019, with development of both well underway.

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How to pick which wireless speaker is best for you

06/22/2018, 03:06 pm

As with any other gadget, the term "wireless speaker" is loaded with sometimes confusing categories. AppleInsider breaks them down and talks about how to pick what features you need, and which speaker you may want.

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Apple dropped a new GarageBand 10.3 update that makes Artist Lessons free for all users

06/21/2018, 02:06 pm

Apple just released GarageBand 10.3, a major new Mac update that's not only free to download but also makes Artist Lessons-- formerly $4.99 each--free downloads for all users in over 120 countries.

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Apple, Oprah Winfrey sign multi-year deal for TV programming

06/15/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple and Oprah Winfrey have teamed in a long-term partnership to develop programming and original content for what will likely become Apple's streaming video service.

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Apple's Worldwide Video hires former Broadway Video, Netflix executives [u]

06/12/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple recently hired Kelly Costello, formerly of Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video Entertainment studio, to head up business affairs for its fledgling Worldwide Video initiative. The company also picked up creative executive Layne Eskridge from market competitor Netflix.

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All of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

07/11/2018, 03:07 pm

Moving past "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as March 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far, updated with the casting of Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw for Apple's untitled morning show drama.

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Apple Music adds 'Coming Soon' list alongside new album launch details

06/08/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple has started to roll out small changes to Apple Music to give users information about upcoming music releases, including a new 'Coming Soon' section and details of when to expect new albums from artists will be released in the future.

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Apple inks Writers Guild of America contract, agrees to better writer benefits

06/07/2018, 07:06 pm

Apple this week agreed to terms outlined by the Writers Guild of America's master contract that provide its writers with a better set of benefits than directed by the body's minimum guidelines, a strategy expected to impact future WGA negotiations with competing streaming services.

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