01/23/2015, 05:01 pm
Streaming music services like Apple's Beats Music, Google Play, Rdio and others are targets of a new volley of lawsuits claiming unpaid royalties on certain pre-1972 songs, potentially ending access to these older tracks.
01/21/2015, 06:01 am
Apple has purchased British media analytics startup Semetric in what appears to be the next step in a planned push for Beats Music, the streaming music platform Apple acquired last year as part of its Beats deal.
01/12/2015, 02:01 pm
Swedish streaming music firm Spotify on Monday revealed that its customer base grew to some 60 million active users by the end of 2014, of which 15 million had purchased paid subscriptions.
01/06/2015, 08:01 pm
Apple's Beats is once again being sued, this time on assertions that cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre committed fraud by stealing the Beats by Dr. Dre headphone lineup from audio company Monster and its CEO Noel Lee -- who claim to have invented the popular headphones -- in a "sham" sale to HTC.
12/29/2014, 09:12 am
Expanding on one of the most successful promotions in iTunes history, Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine is reportedly negotiating with a number of artists to unveil upcoming albums exclusively on Beats Music, hoping to replicate the blockbuster launch of Beyoncé's eponymous LP on iTunes last year.
12/22/2014, 04:12 pm
A survey of 880 college students conducted last week by Chegg found 51 percent named Apple as their preferred smartphone, tablet and laptop brand while 46 percent named Beats as their top pick for headphones.
12/15/2014, 11:12 pm
A reported Bose job listing for a "cloud music services" UX designer suggests the company is working on a next-generation streaming platform to rival Beats Music, iTunes Radio and other services in what is becoming an increasingly crowded field.
12/12/2014, 03:12 pm
Apple employee, rapper and producer Dr. Dre made an estimated $620 million before taxes this year, making him not only the top earning musician of 2014, but also the highest paid musician in a single year in history.
12/03/2014, 05:12 pm
In a wide-ranging interview for GQ's "Men of the Year" segment for 2014, music mogul Jimmy Iovine recounts new behind-the-scenes details on Apple's buyout of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, a process he said took years.
11/26/2014, 03:11 pm
Apple subsidiary Beats Electronics has launched a new #SoloSelfie advertising and social media campaign promoting its Solo2 headphones, featuring a wide range of popular celebrities.
11/20/2014, 05:11 pm
Billboard's influential music chart is about to step into the 21st century as the company announced it will soon include metrics from on-demand Internet streaming services like Apple's Beats Music to its Billboard 200 album rankings.
11/12/2014, 02:11 pm
Search giant Google on Wednesday announced YouTube Music Key, a subscription service that will allow users to stream music from the popular video sharing site without ads, play music in the background, and access playlists offline.
11/12/2014, 10:11 am
The most popular headphones sold by Apple's Beats, the Solo2, were given an upgrade on Wednesday, with a newly revealed model offering wireless Bluetooth connectivity priced at $299.95.
11/07/2014, 04:11 pm
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday published testing results for the as-yet-unannounced Beats Solo2 Wireless headphone, a Bluetooth-enabled version of the Apple-owned company's mid-tier Solo2.
11/03/2014, 11:11 am
A new partnership between Apple and Southwest Airlines will not only offer access to the Beats Music subscription service while in flight, but a new Beats-branded Boeing 737 aircraft is also taking to the skies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.