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Topic: Apple Music

Apple Music rival Pandora cuts 7% of US staff despite upturn in subscribers

01/13/2017, 09:01 am

One of Apple's competitors in the music space, Pandora, has announced plans to lay off 7 percent of its U.S. workers -- excluding those at Ticketfly -- despite improvements in its paid subscriber base, and plans to launch on-demand streaming.

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Apple negotiating to expand scripted programming in 2017 for Apple Music - report

01/12/2017, 08:01 am

In the wake of "Carpool Karaoke" and "Planet of the Apps," a new report suggests that Apple may be looking at expanding unique scripted content, to draw users to the iTunes and iPhone ecosystems, and boost Apple Music subscriptions

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More Apple Music Carpool Karaoke details surface; Metallica, Alicia Keys hosting two episodes

01/09/2017, 04:01 pm

The Carpool Karaoke segment introduced to the U.S. on The Late Late Show With James Corden will appear exclusively on Apple Music, and will feature Metallica, John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Ariana Grande in four of sixteen contracted episodes.

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Apple Music ranks ninth in 2016 Nielsen charts of most-used mobile apps

12/30/2016, 12:12 pm

Apple Music was the ninth-most popular smartphone app in the U.S. this year in terms of average unique users, according to new Nielsen research data, despite it being heavily iOS-focused and of less use without a paid subscription.

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Apple Music execs Iovine & Jackson go on defense about Frank Ocean, Kanye West

12/22/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson adopted a defensive tone in parts of an interview published on Thursday, working to explain things like the fallout of a Frank Ocean deal, and why Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo" became a short-term Tidal exclusive.

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Examined: Apple's iPhone-centric Music app refresh in iOS 10.2

12/15/2016, 10:12 am

With nearly every version of iOS since Apple Music rolled out in 2015, the company has been tweaking the user interface in a bid to make things easier for users -- and iOS 10.2 is no exception.

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Universal search on Apple TV gets Apple Music, TBS, TNT, Crunchyroll & more

12/14/2016, 11:12 am

In the U.S. at least, Apple has greatly expanded its universal search feature for the fourth-generation Apple TV, most notably adding support for its own Apple Music.

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Drum machine documentary '808: The Movie' now available on Apple Music, iTunes preorders start

12/09/2016, 03:12 pm

Alexander Dunn's documentary "808: The Movie" focusing on the legendary Roland-808 drum machine has been released exclusively on Apple Music, and will be available for download or rent on the iTunes Movie store on Dec. 16.

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Pandora unveils $9.99/month Premium on-demand streaming service, to launch in early 2017

12/06/2016, 10:12 pm

After picking up technology and staff from defunct streaming service Rdio in 2015, streaming music giant Pandora on Tuesday officially announced its own on-demand product that will take on Apple Music and Spotify when it launches next year.

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Apple Music surpasses 20M subscribers after 17 months of service [u]

12/06/2016, 09:12 pm

Less than 18 months after its debut in 2015, Apple's fledgling music streaming service Apple Music recently surpassed 20 million subscribers, a milestone that took rival Spotify some seven years to reach.

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Apple Music marketing exec Bozoma Saint John talks diversity in new interview

11/30/2016, 01:11 am

Bozoma Saint John, global marketing executive for Apple Music and iTunes, took part in a brief interview as part of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference on Tuesday, offering those in attendance a lesson in self-confidence she learned as a teenager.

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Apple Music student memberships now available in more than 30 regions

11/29/2016, 10:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday expanded Apple Music student membership eligibility to include more than 30 markets, with the latest round of additions extending the subscription tier to countries like Canada, China, India and more.

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Apple partners with Indian ride-hailing firm Ola to offer in-car Apple Music experience

11/22/2016, 05:11 pm

Apple is venturing further into the automotive industry in a deal with Indian ride-hailing firm Ola, which on Tuesday said it will offer Apple Music to passengers as part of a new in-car experience.

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Drake lip syncs to Taylor Swift, pumps iron in new Apple Music ad

11/20/2016, 11:11 pm

Apple on Sunday released a new Apple Music ad spot featuring Drake getting pumped -- literally and metaphorically -- to Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," a meta callback to Swift's own commercial for the streaming music service.

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Apple Music nabs exclusive streaming rights to star-studded '808' documentary

11/15/2016, 09:11 pm

Apple has secured exclusive first access rights to "808," a documentary film chronicling the impact the Roland TR-808 programmable drum machine had, and continues to have despite its discontinuation 33 years ago, on the music making world.

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Apple hires talent, buys technology from bankrupt streaming music startup Omnifone

11/07/2016, 07:11 pm

Apple recently hired a handful of former employees and purchased key technology from defunct streaming music startup Omnifone, a report said Monday, clearing up rumors suggesting Apple acquired the now bankrupt company earlier this year.

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Record Bird keeps you up to date on artist new releases by scanning your Apple Music library

11/05/2016, 01:11 pm

Record Bird is a free iPhone app that allows users to be informed about new and upcoming music releases from their favorite artists. And this week it was updated to add support for Apple Music, making it easier than ever to be in the know about upcoming album releases.

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Neil Young restores catalog to Apple Music, Spotify & other streaming services

11/04/2016, 12:11 pm

Folk/rock artist Neil Young's back catalog has returned to streaming music services including Apple Music, Deezer, and Spotify, a report noted on Friday, a little over a year after the musician declared a moratorium over audio quality issues.

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Rumor: Apple mulls 20% Apple Music price decrease

10/31/2016, 10:10 pm

Apple is reportedly investigating a major price drop for its Apple Music streaming service, a move that could potentially trim $2 off the going rates of both individual and family plans by the holiday season.

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Tim Cook says Apple is interested in both content creation and ownership

10/25/2016, 05:10 pm

In typically vague fashion, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook evaded questions and offered little in the way of details during his company's quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday. But his comments on original content could fuel speculation that Apple plans to make more original content or perhaps acquire a high-profile content maker.

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