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Topic: Apple Music

Apple Music tops customer satisfaction in new JD Power study

09/28/2016, 02:09 pm

In terms of customer satisfaction, at least, Apple Music is the top-rated streaming music service, J.D. Power said in its first Streaming Music Satisfaction Study, published on Wednesday.

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Apple reveals algorithm behind Apple Music mixes, execs discuss past and future of service

09/26/2016, 08:09 pm

Mixed in with the usual PR speak and promises to make Apple Music the most accessible, consumer-friendly streaming service available, Apple executives in a wide-roving interview published Monday hinted at the development of exceedingly advanced personalized playlist algorithms.

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Drake's 'Views' exceeds 1B streams on Apple Music

09/26/2016, 05:09 pm

Popular rapper Drake recently saw his album "Views" become the first to surpass one billion streams on Apple Music, an achievement Apple commemorated with a plaque presented to the artist on Monday.

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Drake debuts new short film as Apple Music exclusive

09/26/2016, 12:09 pm

Mainstream rapper Drake on Monday released a 23-minute film -- Please Forgive Me -- as an Apple Music exclusive, further cementing his close business ties with Apple.

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Music industry heads towards recovery on streaming services like Spotify & Apple Music

09/20/2016, 04:09 pm

U.S. music sales grew 8.1 percent to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2016, largely on the back of streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music, according to industry data published on Tuesday.

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James Corden joins Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John in new Apple Music ad

09/19/2016, 01:09 am

Late night talk show host James Corden on Sunday became the latest celebrity to feature in an Apple Music ad, with the "Carpool Karaoke" creator joining Apple executives Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John for a humorous TV spot that aired during ABC's presentation of the Emmy Awards.

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Apple shuts down rumors of impending Tidal takeover

09/15/2016, 12:09 am

Responding to rumors and a Wall Street Journal report concerning Apple's supposed interest in acquiring rival streaming music service Tidal, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine on Wednesday said the company is not currently pursuing such plans.

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Apple hires former Time Warner Cable executive for cloud services push

09/14/2016, 06:09 pm

In continuing efforts to build out a strong presence in the crowded cloud services business, Apple recently took on former Time Warner Cable executive Peter Stern to work on subscription-based products including Apple Music.

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Rapidly-growing Apple Music tops 17 million subscribers

09/08/2016, 11:09 am

In spite of only launching a little over a year ago, Apple Music has already exceeded 17 million subscribers, Apple announced at its Sept. 7 press event.

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$99 annual Apple Music subscriptions auto-renew at discounted price - report

09/07/2016, 12:09 pm

The $99, 12-month Apple Music gift cards recently launched by Apple appear to auto-renew subscriptions for the same length of time, effectively creating a new subscription plan.

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Apple offers discounted annual Apple Music subscription through $99 gift card

09/05/2016, 10:09 am

Apple is now selling 12-month Apple Music gift cards for $99 in the U.S., allowing people willing to commit for that span to save a significant amount on their subscription.

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Apple Music's curated music discovery feature goes live for iOS 10 beta users

09/02/2016, 11:09 pm

Apple on Friday activated "My New Music Mix" for iOS 10 beta testers, an upcoming Apple Music feature that suggests curated tunes based on previously played music.

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Jessica Alba joins slew of executive producers for 'Planet of the Apps'

08/30/2016, 03:08 pm

Actress Jessica Alba has joined the developer advisory team for the Apple-funded "Planet of the Apps" reality show, chronicling several teams of developers working on apps for iOS.

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Britney Spears' album 'Glory' debuts, but not as Apple Music exclusive

08/27/2016, 01:08 am

Britney Spears debuted her ninth studio effort, "Glory," on Friday as a non-exclusive streaming release despite reports, and a highly suggestive tweet from Spears herself, that it would land only on Apple Music.

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Spotify allegedly retaliating against Apple Music exclusives by 'burying' artist content [u]

08/26/2016, 04:08 pm

While Apple is buying exclusives to keep music off rival streaming services, its main competitor -- Spotify -- is reportedly firing back by "burying" content from artists who sign those deals.

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UMG moratorium on exclusives may have killed Lady Gaga deal with Apple Music

08/26/2016, 12:08 pm

The decision by Universal Music Group to end exclusives may have also quashed an Apple Music deal involving Lady Gaga and Universal's Interscope label, a report claimed on Friday.

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UK carrier EE, Germany's Deutsche Telekom expected to offer six months of free Apple Music

08/26/2016, 09:08 am

Starting next month, U.K. carrier EE and Germany's Deutsche Telekom are both expected to launch promotions in which customers will get six free months of Apple Music, a report said on Friday.

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Apple Music Festival to feature Elton John, Alicia Keys, Chance the Rapper, others

08/25/2016, 03:08 am

Apple on Thursday announced the full lineup of its upcoming Apple Music Festival slated to kick off on Sept. 18 in London, where music industry icons like Elton John and Alicia Keys will take the stage at the historic Roundhouse theater with up and coming stars including Chance the Rapper and The 1975.

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Frank Ocean's Apple Music releases potentially mark beginning of end for streaming exclusives

08/24/2016, 09:08 pm

After four years out of the spotlight, Frank Ocean last week debuted not one, but two new albums on Apple Music. And while the rare double release delighted fans, it raised the ire of one of the world's biggest record labels, potentially marking the beginning of the end for streaming exclusives.

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Spotify looks to squeeze record labels over streaming rights ahead of IPO

08/23/2016, 06:08 pm

Coming off a year of heavy net losses, Spotify, the world's largest music streaming service, is attempting to negotiate better terms with record labels as it prepares for a potential initial public offering next year.

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