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Topic: Apple Music

Apple Music launches 'Up Next' monthly feature with Zane Lowe to highlight new artists

04/20/2017, 04:04 pm

Apple announced on Thursday that a new feature called "Up Next" has been added to Apple Music, a new video documentary series that promises to feature a new artist every month.

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Apple original content plans a 'moving target,' may play into new Los Angeles offices

04/20/2017, 11:04 am

Apple's approach to original video programming is reportedly scattershot, to the point that the company hasn't settled on a focus, or even who will be in charge.

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Prince's 'Deliverance' pulled from Apple Music, iTunes Store

04/20/2017, 10:04 am

"Deliverance," the first track from an album generated by a sound engineer who worked with Prince in 2006 has been pulled from Apple Music, the iTunes Music store, and other streaming services after a challenge from the musician's estate.

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Apple Music scores exclusive rights to Clive Davis documentary

04/19/2017, 09:04 pm

Further extending its reach beyond music exclusives, Apple Music has secured streaming rights to a new Clive Davis documentary film based on the music executive's autobiography.

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New Prince song 'Deliverance' arrives on Apple Music & iTunes, full album release in jeopardy

04/19/2017, 11:04 am

Apple Music may be about to see the release of a posthumous album from Prince, with the first track now available to Apple Music subscribers -- but a lawsuit filed by the estate against the sound engineer responsible for the album challenges control of the tracks.

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Apple Music & iCloud users receive unexpected subscription discontinuation alerts

04/19/2017, 09:04 am

A number of Apple Music and iCloud users reported sudden problems with their subscriptions on Wednesday, including cancellations, or an inability to change plans.

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Facebook reveals full Apple Music integration in Messenger, AR initiative at F8 conference

04/18/2017, 04:04 pm

At Tuesday's keynote speech for Facebook's F8 developer's conference, Facebook announced full Apple Music integration with Messenger is coming soon, plus an assortment of technologies and developer programs intended to boost augmented reality adoption for all users of the social media platform's apps.

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'House of Strombo' concerts coming to Apple Music as 10-part video series

04/14/2017, 09:04 am

Canadian TV host George Stroumboulopoulos has forged a deal which will see his "House of Strombo" concerts come to Apple Music, broadcast in a 10-part series.

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Most Jay Z albums now back on Apple Music, still withheld from Spotify

04/10/2017, 04:04 pm

Following their sudden removal from Apple Music and Spotify last Friday, most of Jay Z's albums are now back on Apple's service, but still missing from Spotify -- for reasons unknown.

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Renovated Fifth Avenue Apple store will get Beats 1 broadcasting zone

04/09/2017, 05:04 pm

When renovations are complete, one addition at Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store will include a special space for Beats 1 broadcasting, according to an AppleInsider source.

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Jay Z pulls albums from Apple Music and Spotify

04/07/2017, 08:04 pm

As the streaming music war intensifies, hip hop star and Tidal co-owner Jay Z is quietly removing his music from major streaming music outlets Apple Music and Spotify, while leaving the same tracks in place on his own service.

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Apple Music Android app brought up to par with iOS in major redesign

04/04/2017, 03:04 pm

The Apple Music app for Android was updated with a significant redesign on Tuesday, finally incorporating the overhauled interface iPhone and iPad users received with iOS 10 last September.

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Apple hires former YouTube, Spotify exec to further video content ambitions

03/31/2017, 01:03 am

According to a report published Thursday, Apple has hired Shiva Rajaraman, a former YouTube and Spotify executive, to help architect a video content strategy as it takes on established industry players like Netflix.

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Streaming services pushed U.S. music industry to biggest gain since 1998

03/30/2017, 05:03 pm

Subscription streaming music services like Apple Music and Spotify bolstered the ailing music industry in 2016, acting as a primary driver of an 11 percent bump in estimated retail revenue, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Apple Music reportedly leads Spotify, Pandora in unique monthly users

03/29/2017, 09:03 pm

According to fresh market research data, Apple Music's three-month free trial helped push the service ahead of competitors Spotify and Pandora in terms of unique monthly users for the month of February.

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Drake's 'More Life' garners half of its worldwide downloads from Apple Music because of Beats 1

03/27/2017, 09:03 am

A new interview sheds some light on Drake's 300 million worldwide streams for his album More Life in its first week on Apple Music, and discusses the synergies between Beats 1 and Apple's streaming service.

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Apple reissues iTunes 12.6, removes mysterious 'Show on Profile Page' option

03/24/2017, 02:03 pm

Apple on Friday took the unusual step of reissuing Tuesday's iTunes 12.6 update, stripping out a "Show on Profile Page" toggle that may have accidentally hinted at plans for Apple Music.

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Beats 1 host Zane Lowe sees a future with multiple Apple-hosted live radio stations

03/23/2017, 02:03 pm

A new interview with Beats 1 head Zane Lowe emphasizes Apple's message about how streaming is the future, and that Apple is possibly looking to expand live Beats-branded streaming radio stations even further.

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Apple Music sets new album streaming record 47% higher than Spotify, despite fewer users [u]

03/20/2017, 08:03 pm

On its first full day of availability, Drake's new album More Life set a new record on Spotify of 61.3 million streams by users. Apple Music also hit a record number of streams for the same album: 89.9 million.

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Editorial: An ad-free, premium social network... from Apple

03/19/2017, 01:03 am

Apple has several elements of a social network already, with evidence pointing to plans for expansion. Here's why the company needs a strong social strategy, and how a social network from Apple could uniquely address the issues of online harassment, fake news, surveillance advertising, clickbait and viral plagiarism.

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