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Topic: Beats

Apple wants to cut the price of Beats Music subscriptions to $5 per month - report

10/20/2014, 08:10 am

Apple has reportedly pitched music labels a new lower pricing structure for its Beats Music service, arguing that subscriptions could grow considerably if the price could be lowered to just $5 per month.

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Apple removes all Bose products from its online store

10/17/2014, 03:10 pm

Following the news that a lawsuit between Apple's Beats and Bose had been settled, all Bose products -- including both headphones and speakers --have been removed from Apple's online store.

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Beats' Jimmy Iovine on NFL headphone ban: 'I can't believe I'm this lucky'

10/15/2014, 07:10 pm

Beats cofounder and current Apple executive Jimmy Iovine responded to the National Football League's decision to ban Beats by Dre headphones from interviews, suggesting the pressure from Bose is resulting in cheap publicity.

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AT&T stops selling Beats Music subscriptions to wireless customers

10/15/2014, 05:10 pm

AT&T customers looking to sign up for Beats Music as part of their monthly cellular plan are, as of Wednesday, seemingly out of luck, as the wireless provider is no longer offering subscriptions for Apple's streaming service.

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Bose and Apple's Beats announce settlement of patent infringement lawsuit

10/10/2014, 03:10 pm

Premium audio company Bose and Apple-owned Beats Electronics disclosed on Friday that they have settled their patent infringement dispute out of court, preventing a potential trial between the two competitors.

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Rumor: Apple to remove Bose headphones & speakers from its stores amid patent suit, NFL spat

10/10/2014, 10:10 am

As a patent infringement suit filed by Bose against Beats looms, the longstanding retail partnership between Apple and Bose may be coming to an end, with a new report claiming that the premium audio products will be removed from Apple's retail locations.

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NFL fines 49ers quarterback $10,000 for wearing Beats headphones during press conference

10/09/2014, 06:10 pm

The National Football League fined San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick $10,000 for wearing a pair Beats headphones, which bucks the league's rule against promoting unsponsored products.

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Apple in talks with music labels to reduce Beats Music streaming fees, report says

10/02/2014, 07:10 pm

According to a report on Thursday, Apple is in talks with major music labels over content licensing price cuts to be applied to Beats Music, which could result in subscription fee drops some time next year.

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Apple's Beats sues Steven Lamar for claiming 'cofounder' status to sell new headphones

09/29/2014, 09:09 pm

In a recent court filing, Apple-owned Beats brought suit against Steven Lamar for false advertisements and unfair competition after the audio equipment entrepreneur allegedly misreported his affiliation with the Beats brand in order to boost a new audio enterprise.

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Apple may end Beats Music brand, to keep subscription streaming service active [u]

09/22/2014, 04:09 pm

Apple on Monday denied rumors that it is planning to shut down the Beats Music subscription service, but a new report claims the company is looking into a branding change to more closely align the property with other first-party offerings.

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Beats Music comes to Apple TV alongside flat user interface, iOS 8 integrations

09/17/2014, 03:09 pm

Apple iOS devices weren't the only products to receive updates Wednesday, as the company also rolled out new software for the Apple TV that brings a flatter user interface, a new Beats Music app, and support for Family Sharing.

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Dr. Dre accepts ALS ice bucket challenge, nominates fellow rappers

08/19/2014, 12:08 am

The ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Association continued at Apple on Monday, with Dr. Dre accepting CEO Tim Cook's dare on the set of his upcoming movie "Straight Outta Compton."

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Revised music royalty rules could hurt Apple's Beats Music, iTunes Radio

08/15/2014, 11:08 am

The U.S. Justice Department is in the process of deciding whether to revise the laws regarding music royalty rates --changes that could have an effect on Apple's streaming music offerings Beats Music and iTunes Radio.

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Apple's Beats makes documentary celebrating 25th anniversary of film 'Do the Right Thing'

08/14/2014, 07:08 pm

Beats Music on Thursday published a short 22-minute documentary on Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," a landmark film dealing with race in America celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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Google tests new 'Listen Now' music ads promoting Apple's Beats Music, others

08/08/2014, 06:08 pm

Google on Friday rolled out a new ad option for users looking for music and artists through the tech giant's search engine, with direct links pointing to Google Play, Spotify, Rhapsody and Apple's Beats Music.

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Beats by Dr. Dre gets its own section on Apple's online store

08/07/2014, 02:08 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its online storefront to give newly-official subsidiary Beats by Dr. Dre its own section under the store's "Accessories" category, days after shuttering Beats's own internet shop.

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Apple and Beats introduce 'Pills' characters to Siri in first official ad

08/01/2014, 10:08 pm

Apple subsidiary Beats on Friday uploaded a short 30-second spot to its Twitter account featuring two of its animated "Pill" creatures and the Siri virtual assistant, marking the first collaborative ad effort since Apple bought the audio company in May.

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Apple refutes Beats layoff rumors, says every employee offered a job

08/01/2014, 09:08 pm

Countering an earlier rumor that Apple would cull some 200 employees from Beats' roster, a report on Friday cites an Apple spokesperson and inside sources as saying the company is instead doing the opposite by extending job offers to keep everyone on board.

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Brains behind subscription Beats Music to also oversee Apple's iTunes Radio

08/01/2014, 03:08 pm

Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers will assume control of Apple's iTunes Radio service, according to a new report, uniting both of Apple's streaming music services under a single executive as the company gears up for a renewed assault on incumbent industry leaders Spotify and Pandora.

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Apple officially closes on $3B purchase of Beats headphones & streaming service

08/01/2014, 09:08 am

Apple on Friday gave an official welcome to Beats Music and Beats Electronics, which are now a part of the Cupertino, Calif., outfit after the $3 billion purchase price was finalized.

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