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Topic: Apple Music

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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Apple Music & Jimmy Kimmel Live partner for 'Up Next' performances & promotion

10/01/2018, 11:10 am

Apple is reportedly partnering with the ABC show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for Apple Music's second wave of "Up Next" promotions for emerging artists.

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The other problem with Apple's content restrictions -- creative freedom

09/26/2018, 01:09 pm

Apple is reportedly resistant to sex, violence, and drug-related material in its upcoming content push. AppleInsider looks at why a lack of controversial shows might not be the only problem with Apple's TV approach.

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Why did Apple spend $400M to acquire Shazam?

09/25/2018, 12:09 pm

Rumors that Apple was seeking to acquire UK firm Shazam Entertainment Ltd. first floated back in December. Following an EU approval process, Apple officially announced it had finalized the purchase on Monday, ostensibly to "provide users even more great ways to discover, experience and enjoy music." That appears to be a major understatement.

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Apple Music estimated at 21M North American listeners, converting at 2.5 times rate of Spotify

09/25/2018, 09:09 am

Apple Music is advancing rapidly against Spotify in terms of paid subscribers, in no small part because of its captive marketing audience, according to an analyst memo shared with AppleInsider on Tuesday.

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Apple completes deal for music identification service Shazam

09/24/2018, 11:09 am

While Apple's full plans for Shazam aren't entirely clear, the company announced on Monday that the deal for the music identification service is complete, and the app will go advertising-free soon.

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Sirius XM to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion

09/24/2018, 08:09 am

An all-stock transaction, set to close in early 2019, would create what Sirius calls the "world's largest audio entertainment company."

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Apple sticking to family-friendly video efforts to avoid offense from viewers

09/22/2018, 11:09 am

Apple's original content efforts for its long-rumored video streaming project will consist of programming without excessive violence, sex, or political elements, a new report claims, under the belief that the company stands to lose more from users being offended and not buying Apple devices as a result of what they view.

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Streaming services like Apple Music dominate music industry revenue

09/21/2018, 01:09 pm

Apple Music and other paid subscriptions are now the biggest source of revenue in a growing music industry, with streaming alone encompassing 75 percent of money earned, far beyond any other contributor.

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As Apple's HomePod reaches multi-million unit sales, is a cheaper version necessary to compete?

09/21/2018, 12:09 pm

A new report took Apple to task for updating HomePod software rather than introducing a cheaper version to compete with Amazon and Google at the bottom of the smart speaker market. However, it also revealed that Apple new product surpassed sales of 3 million devices half way through 2018, with sales accelerating from its first quarter of availability.

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Apple Music now supports Android Auto, song search by lyrics

09/19/2018, 05:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated the Android version of its Apple Music streaming app, introducing support for Android Auto and song search by lyrics, the latter being a feature just introduced with iOS 12.

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Music Modernization Act passes Senate unscathed in bid to fix music streaming royalties

09/19/2018, 08:09 am

The Music Modernization Act, a bill that aims to update laws relating to music licensing and royalty payments to take into account new services like Apple Music and Spotify, has taken one more step closer to becoming law, after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the proposal.

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Apple cleans up artist discographies on Apple Music for easier browsing

09/10/2018, 09:09 am

Apple has reorganized artist collections on Apple Music, putting releases in a more logical order similar to its main rival in on-demand music, Spotify.

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'Carpool Karaoke' Emmy win marks first award for Apple's video content efforts

09/10/2018, 07:09 am

Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" won a Primetime Emmy award on Sunday night, making it the first TV show production in Apple's video streaming endeavors to receive the prestigious accolade for its content.

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