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Qualcomm, Michael Simmons on DJay, Ron Johnson on Steve Jobs, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

12/07/2018, 08:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor speaks with Michael Simmons who works with Algoriddim on DJay, which was a part of the iPad Pro keynote this year. Victor and William talk about Qualcomm, opposition research PR firms, 5G phones, and more.

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Apple acquires A&R startup Platoon with focus on new & emerging artists

12/07/2018, 07:12 am

Apple has reportedly acquired the talent-scouting and development startup Platoon, a firm set up in the UK by Saul Klein and Denzyl Feigelson, with the latter formerly an Apple executive responsible for the popular iTunes Music Festival.

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'Apple Music for Business' streaming service might be in the works

12/05/2018, 08:12 am

A version of Apple Music with public performance licensing in mind might be coming soon, given that Apple has filed trademark applications for "Apple Music for Business."

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Best of 2018: Apple reveals most popular apps, games, movies and more

12/04/2018, 02:12 am

As it does every year, Apple on Tuesday released a list of the year's "best" digital content up for offer on its various digital storefronts, from the iOS App Store to Apple Books.

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Apple Music to reveal some 2019 Grammy nominees early

12/03/2018, 12:12 pm

Music fans will be able to find out some of the nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards early through Apple Music, with an announcement for a select number of categories to be made via the music streaming service on Friday.

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Apple Music poised to get native Android tablet interface

12/03/2018, 09:12 am

A native tablet interface and other significant UI changes for Apple Music on Android are now in beta, as Apple works to keep the client up to par with the iOS version.

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Apple Music coming to Amazon's Echo speaker range on December 17

11/30/2018, 08:11 am

Owners of the Amazon Echo device range will soon be able to listen to Apple Music through the smart speakers, the retailer advises, with Apple's streaming music service expanding its reach to the Alexa-powered audio hardware starting from the week of December 17.

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Apple getting more aggressive with Apple Music deal-making after Jimmy Iovine's 'retirement'

11/30/2018, 08:11 am

Apple's potential deal with iHeartMedia is part of more aggressive moves by the company to grow Apple Music, with the change in leadership for the streaming music service seen by music executives to have prompted the iPhone producer to increase its efforts to work with record labels.

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Apple taps Oscar-winning studio behind 'Moonlight' to make feature films

11/15/2018, 04:11 pm

Apple has made an agreement with independent studio A24 to produce films for the iPhone producer, movies which may be offered to consumers as part of Apple's long-rumored video streaming service that could launch in 2019.

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More Apple Music features offered to artists through three 'preferred' distributors

11/08/2018, 02:11 pm

Apple has quietly introduced the "Apple Preferred Distribution Program," a program that will allow three music distributors to provide access to certain Apple Music features that other music distributors won't be able to offer their clients.

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Apple Q4 services revenue up to nearly $10B, Apple Pay transactions tripled

11/01/2018, 05:11 pm

Excluding a one-time payment, Apple's services revenue rose 27 percent during the September quarter to $9.981 billion, aided by the company's usual suspects but in no small part by a sharp rise in Apple Pay transactions.

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Apple may invest in iHeartMedia to promote Apple Music, Beats 1 on broadcast radio

11/01/2018, 07:11 am

Apple is mulling over an investment into the financially-troubled iHeartMedia, a report claims, with a possible cash injection into the largest radio broadcaster in the United States potentially taking the form of a massive marketing partnership to drive more users to Apple Music.

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Apple opens Beats 1 studio in New York City

10/22/2018, 06:10 pm

Apple recently opened the doors to a New York studio for its Beats 1 streaming radio station, a satellite location that joins studios already in operation in Los Angeles and London.

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Apple may not have bought music analytics firm Asaii, might be 'acquihire'

10/16/2018, 10:10 am

Music analytics startup Asaii was not acquired by Apple, a report claims, with the iPhone producer said to have performed an "acquihire" for the three founders rather than buying the entire company's assets as previously reported.

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Hands on with AirPlay 2 on the Libratone Zipp and Zipp Mini

10/15/2018, 03:10 pm

Libratone Zipp and Zipp Mini now support Apple's AirPlay 2, bringing new features and improved features to the powerful portable speakers. AppleInsider walks you through how to update, and how performance has changed with the latest update.

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Apple buys streaming analytics firm Asaii to bolster Apple Music recommendations, report says

10/15/2018, 01:10 am

According to an unconfirmed report published Sunday, Apple recently purchased music analytics startup Asaii in an effort to further refine Apple Music recommendations and better integrate with up-and-coming artists.

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Wide-ranging Music Modernization Act signed into law

10/11/2018, 01:10 pm

President Donald Trump has signed the bipartisan Music Modernization Act into law, reforming how songwriters and performers are reimbursed for their work in an age of increasing media streaming versus physical media ownership.

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Apple Music now the official music player for music news and lyric service Genius

10/11/2018, 10:10 am

Starting on Thursday, not only will lyrics for many songs on Apple Music be provided by Genius, Apple Music subscribers who visit the service will be able to play any song in full right from the song page.

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BBC's Charlie Sloth headed to Apple Music, following Zane Lowe's path

10/04/2018, 08:10 am

Following an exit after a short stint as the head of a high-profile late night show, BBC presenter Charlie Sloth is reportedly headed to Apple Music and Beats 1.

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Apple Music scores exclusive playlist deal with Ministry of Sound at expense of Spotify listeners

10/02/2018, 04:10 pm

Apple has signed a pact with the famous dance/downtempo label Ministry of Sound, giving the former exclusive rights to branded playlists on Apple Music -- and dealing a blow to the global leader in on-demand music, Spotify.

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