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Apple UK offers iTunes charity cover of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' for Grenfell victims

06/23/2017, 09:06 am

Apple's U.K. website is promoting a new charity single on iTunes, proceeds from which will go to help support people impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire in London, which is believed to have killed some 79 people and left many homeless or destitute.

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Apple hunting after lower royalties for Apple Music & iTunes content

06/21/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple is reportedly in negotiations to reduce the royalties it pays for content on Apple Music and the iTunes Store -- specifically, trying to bring amounts closer to what rival Spotify pays.

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Apple Music expands annual subscription option beyond gift cards

06/19/2017, 05:06 pm

People with an existing Apple Music subscription can now switch to a cheaper annual plan without having to buy a gift card -- though the option is relatively hidden.

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Apple beefs up unique video content team with pair of Sony programming directors

06/16/2017, 09:06 am

Apple has hired Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, a pair of former Sony Pictures Television executives previously responsible for programming like "Breaking Bad" and "The Goldbergs."

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Apple Music rival Spotify tops 140 million free & paid subscribers

06/15/2017, 03:06 pm

Keeping ahead of Apple in on-demand streaming, Spotify on Thursday revealed that it has over 140 million active users worldwide, including both Premium customers and people on its free ad-supported tier.

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Nativ ships touchscreen-based Vita music player with built-in Apple Music support

06/14/2017, 12:06 pm

Electronics maker Nativ on Wednesday launched the Vita, a high-end, touchscreen-based music player and server which has the rare feature of integrated Apple Music support.

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Apple posts second 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' trailer ahead of June 25 release

06/13/2017, 05:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday posted to Twitter a teaser trailer for the upcoming Sean "Diddy" Combs documentary "Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story," which is due to hit Apple Music as an exclusive release on June 25.

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Apple Music loses important exclusive as Taylor Swift comes to Spotify, other services

06/08/2017, 11:06 pm

Beginning on Friday, the back catalog of pop singer Taylor Swift will be available on all major streaming services, putting an end to one of Apple's most useful exclusives.

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Inside iOS 11: App Store renovation for iPhone, iPad inspired by Apple Music

06/08/2017, 08:06 am

Other than speed enhancements and new multitasking features, some of the changes to iOS 11 are cosmetic -- one of those surface changes is the appearance of the App Store to make it more look like Apple Music's design language.

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First 'Planet of the Apps' episode drops tonight, free to watch

06/06/2017, 08:06 pm

Apple's first foray into original TV content, "Planet of the Apps," starts Tuesday night, with the first of ten episodes being made available for global streaming on Apple Music and iTunes at 9 p.m. Pacific.

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Apple Music exec Bozoma Saint John joins Uber as chief brand officer

06/06/2017, 04:06 pm

Bozoma Saint John, formerly the head of Global Marketing for Apple Music and iTunes, on Tuesday announced she is joining Uber as its new "chief brand officer."

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Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke' spinoff set for Aug. 8 debut on Apple Music

05/30/2017, 04:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced an Aug. 8 debut for "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," which will be available exclusively to Apple Music subscribers.

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Apple Music exclusive 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' trailer arrives

05/22/2017, 01:05 pm

The first trailer for the Apple Music-Exclusive documentary on Bad Boy Records -- "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" has been released.

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Apple Music starts charging for three-month trials in some countries

05/21/2017, 11:05 pm

For reasons unknown, Apple has begun charging a small fee in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland for what would ordinarily be a free three-month trial of Apple Music.

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Spotify buys AI firm Niland to power recommendations, stave off Apple Music advances

05/19/2017, 01:05 am

In an escalating war with Apple Music, streaming music market leader Spotify on Thursday announced the acquisition of Niland, a small machine learning startup whose technology will help deliver song recommendations to users.

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine defends paid-only model, claims free tier would have 400M users

05/17/2017, 02:05 pm

In an interview published this week, Beats co-founder and Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine raised vocal opposition to the concept of "free" music, simultaneously arguing that if Apple had a free tier like Spotify, it would "have 400 million people on it."

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Apple creates Giphy channel to advertise Apple Music content with GIFs

05/10/2017, 09:05 pm

In its latest attempt at social media marketing, Apple recently invited followers of its Apple Music Twitter account to view and share custom made GIFs of exclusive content like the upcoming Harry Styles documentary.

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Apple Music to debut 'Harry Styles: Behind the Album' on May 15

05/09/2017, 11:05 am

Apple on Tuesday announced a new promotional documentary about former One Direction singer Harry Styles, set to launch on Apple Music next Monday, May 15.

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Spotify, others file EU complaint over Apple and Google app store practices

05/05/2017, 09:05 pm

Apple and Google are being targeted by a host of European internet services firms, including streaming music leader Spotify, that are urging the European Commission to investigate the tech giants over "troubling" app store practices.

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Metallica's Lars Ulrich to host weekly Beats 1 show on Apple Music

05/05/2017, 02:05 pm

Metallica's outspoken drummer's show on Beats 1 called "It's Electric!" will be "unfiltered, unscripted and completely all over the place" with a launch on May 7 at 3 p.m. Pacific Time with guest Iggy Pop.

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