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Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP Eddy Cue attempted Imagine Entertainment buy -- report [u]

02/16/2017, 12:02 pm

Apple could have bolstered its video content strategy significantly with an acquisition of a production company, a report claims, with discussions allegedly involving Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP Eddy Cue said to have potentially led to a purchase of Imagine Entertainment.

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CFO Luca Maestri discusses Apple R&D, potential of 'Spaceship' HQ as tourism draw

02/15/2017, 10:02 am

In an interview this week, Apple's Chief Financial Luca Maestri addressed questions regarding Apple's research spending, a possible import tax as part of a larger reform package, and the new Apple Headquarters as tourist attraction.

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As Apple hypes original content, Disney & Google sever ties with popular YouTube star PewDiePie

02/14/2017, 03:02 pm

Disney and Google have drawn back their support of "PewDiePie," a leading YouTube star and the centerpiece of the YouTube Red subscription service, after a recent video featured an anti-Semitic joke. The shakeup comes just as Apple has begun teasing two upcoming exclusive programs for Apple Music.

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Apple's Eddy Cue reveals first 'Planet of the Apps' clip, says 'Carpool Karaoke' to debut in April

02/14/2017, 12:02 am

Apple SVP of Internet and Software Services Eddy Cue joined media partners during Monday's Code Media conference, covering a wide range of topics including the company's upcoming Apple Music exclusives "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke."

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Carpool Karaoke trailer pops up during Grammy awards, debut still not yet set

02/12/2017, 10:02 pm

Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke" series now has a trailer, featuring a first wave of stars including James Corden, Will Smith, Metallica, Chelsea Handler, Blake Shelton, Shaquille O'Neal, John Legend, John Cena, and Ariana Grande, amongst others.

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Prince's Warner Brothers music catalog lands on Apple Music, other streaming services

02/12/2017, 09:02 pm

After Prince abruptly pulled his music from all streaming services save for Tidal in 2015, the Purple One's Warner Brothers catalog, which contains a majority of his biggest hits, has returned.

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Apple's 'Planet of the Apps' series principal filming concludes -- report

02/11/2017, 03:02 pm

An anonymous source familiar with the matter claiming to be involved in production of the series reports that Apple has wrapped up documentary series "Planet of the Apps" on an Apple-constructed set near Hollywood.

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AirPods TV commercial took sales of Marian Hill's song 'Down' from 'negligible' to 'magical'

02/10/2017, 03:02 pm

The power of Apple's advertising influencing music sales has come into the spotlight again, with the use of Marian Hill's 'Down' in the first TV advertisement for AirPods revealed to have made a considerable impact on track sales.

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5 Apple execs crack Billboard Power 100 list, including Cue, Iovine & Saint John

02/09/2017, 02:02 pm

Apple executives have received high placings in Billboard's 2017 Power 100, a list of the major players in the music industry, with Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Robert Kondrk sharing fourth place behind the chief executives of Live Nation, Universal Music, and Spotify.

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BeatsX earbuds launching Friday come with 3 months of free Apple Music [u]

02/09/2017, 01:02 pm

Customers who have been waiting months for Apple's delayed BeatsX earbuds will be given a consolation: three free months of Apple Music streaming.

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine talks joining Apple, intersection of tech and music

02/07/2017, 02:02 pm

A new interview with Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine discusses what led the executive to join the Apple Music project and the challenging times ahead for both streaming services, and the recording industry.

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Spotify's former head of label relations recruited for identical role at Apple Music

02/02/2017, 03:02 pm

Apple on Thursday confirmed the hiring of Steve Savoca, once in charge of Spotify's label relations, as it looks to equip Apple Music and/or iTunes with a more competitive catalog.

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Prince songs expected to hit Apple Music, other streaming services on Grammy's night

01/31/2017, 09:01 pm

More than 19 months after Prince pulled his songs from all streaming music services save for Jay-Z's Tidal, the musician's estate is set to release a selection of top hits to Apple Music and other providers on Feb. 12, according to reports.

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Driven by its App Stores, Apple's 'Services' business explodes with $7.17 billion in revenue

01/31/2017, 05:01 pm

Apple's earnings once again broke records for the company, but Services stands out, earning the company $7.17 billion just on Apple Pay, digital content, and others.

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Pandora joins Apple Music in contributing to Hot 100 & other Billboard charts

01/31/2017, 03:01 pm

Song plays on Pandora are now contributing to how songs rank on Billboard's famous music charts, putting the streaming service in the same league as rivals like Spotify, Google, and Apple Music.

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Report claims Apple Music pays more to record labels in royalties per stream than Spotify

01/20/2017, 04:01 pm

Record labels are getting a better deal on streaming music royalties with Apple than major rival Spotify, according to a report, with Apple Music streaming rates claimed to be nearly double what is paid out by its main competition.

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CBS Sports Radio streaming added for Apple Music subscribers

01/18/2017, 12:01 pm

Boosting its streaming sports-related programming, Apple has added the CBS Sports Radio syndicated radio channel to Apple Music.

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Larry Jackson, Zane Lowe, Bozoma Saint John interview addresses ambitions, goals for Apple Music

01/17/2017, 01:01 pm

The trio of Apple Music leads sat down in an interview to discuss the evolution of the service after 18 months, working with Apple, and how the music industry will have to adapt in the next decade.

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Jimmy Iovine says Apple Music creating 'pop cultural' experience with new TV content

01/16/2017, 09:01 am

Responding to reports that Apple Music content will expand further into full-length movies and TV shows, a key executive with the service -- Jimmy Iovine -- said over the weekend that Apple is willing to do "whatever hits popular culture smack on the nose" in order to differentiate itself.

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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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