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Def Leppard puts discography on Apple Music, other streaming services

01/19/2018, 10:01 am

British rock bank Def Leppard -- best known for songs like "Rock of Ages" and "Pour Some Sugar on Me" -- has released its complete back catalog on streaming music services, including Apple Music and Spotify.


YouTube paves way for 'Remix' music service with new label agreements

12/19/2017, 04:12 pm

A rumored YouTube music service could be closer to fruition, thanks to new long-term agreements the Google-owned company has reportedly signed with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, joining a Warner Music Group deal signed in May.


Movie studios talk $30 rentals for films still in theaters as Apple pushes for content on iTunes

03/22/2017, 12:03 pm

Hollywood studios are reportedly showing "greater flexibility" in negotiations with theater chains about the prospect of early movie rentals -- something that could affect Apple, which is also allegedly pursuing early streaming via the iTunes Store.


Apple Music execs Iovine & Jackson go on defense about Frank Ocean, Kanye West

12/22/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson adopted a defensive tone in parts of an interview published on Thursday, working to explain things like the fallout of a Frank Ocean deal, and why Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo" became a short-term Tidal exclusive.


Apple pushes for iTunes rentals of movies still on big screen

12/07/2016, 03:12 pm

Apple could potentially offer iTunes rentals for movies that are still in theatres, a report said on Wednesday, which would give it a rare advantage over other rental platforms.


UMG moratorium on exclusives may have killed Lady Gaga deal with Apple Music

08/26/2016, 12:08 pm

The decision by Universal Music Group to end exclusives may have also quashed an Apple Music deal involving Lady Gaga and Universal's Interscope label, a report claimed on Friday.


Universal Pictures now available to re-download on Apple's iCloud

04/08/2012, 07:04 pm

Movies from Universal Pictures purchased on iTunes can now be re-downloaded through the iCloud service, leaving just one major studio, Fox, that is not a part of iCloud.


HBO agrees to allow Universal, Fox movies on Apple's iCloud

03/12/2012, 10:03 am

Premium cable network HBO has agreed to relax its terms from contracts with Universal and Fox and allow the studios to make their movies available for download on Apple's iCloud.


iCloud now supports downloads of "most" iTunes movies, apart from Fox, Universal

03/07/2012, 04:03 pm

Apple's iTunes support for downloading previous purchases from iCloud has expanded into movies, although two studios, Fox and Universal, are still working to resolve an exclusive contractual obligation with HBO.


iCloud record label deals may cost Apple $150 million

06/03/2011, 07:06 am

In order to get the major record labels onboard with its forthcoming iCloud service, Apple could fork over as much as $150 million in "advanced payments."


Nokia pulls the plug on its 'Ovi Unlimited' iTunes competitor

01/17/2011, 01:01 pm

Nokia is pulling the plug on its Ovi Music Unlimited service in nearly every market it serves, citing incompatibility with iPods as a key problem.


Apple executives dodge data center, FaceTime questions in earnings call

07/20/2010, 08:07 pm

As usual, Apple's executives kept close to a carefully prepared script on the company's stellar financial results, being careful not to reveal too much about the company's future plans, including its data center cloud services and broader open support for FaceTime video calling.


Inside Apple's new MobileMe web and iOS apps

06/18/2010, 03:06 pm

Apple's refresh of its MobileMe services brings both a cleaner new iPad inspired web interface for browser-based access and a more optimized app experience for mobile iOS devices.


Apple's TV subscription plan gains potential partners in CBS, Disney

12/21/2009, 08:12 pm

Both CBS Corp. and Walt Disney Co. have shown interest in offering content for Apple's TV subscription proposal slated for roll out sometime in 2010.


Record industry to pit proprietary CMX against Apple's Cocktail

08/11/2009, 01:08 pm

Four of the world's largest record companies have come together to create a new digital album format that will give customers lyrics, artwork and videos, in an effort to compete with Apple's own similar project, code-named "Cocktail."


Eminem firm loses iTunes royalty lawsuit against Universal

03/09/2009, 10:03 am

Universal Music has prevailed in a case that would have otherwise given millions more to artists for the sale of their songs on digital download services such as Apple's industry-leading iTunes Store.


Eminem takes record label to court over iTunes royalties

02/26/2009, 10:02 am

Hip hop mogul Eminem this week became the first artist to take a legal stand against record labels over royalties for tracks sold through digital download services like Apple's iTunes, an increasing source of tension between the two sides now that a significant percent of music sales are being made online.


Apple inks deals for all DRM-free iTunes, 3G downloads

01/05/2009, 09:01 pm

In what could be a significant victory for its online music store, Apple is believed to have landed agreements not only to remove copy protection from the music of all major labels but to also allow direct music downloads to iPhones over cellular networks.


Labels making specific demands in latest iTunes talks

12/15/2008, 10:12 am

Record labels negotiating the removal of copy protecting measures from tracks sold on the iTunes Store are each looking for Apple to agree to certain concessions, according to a new report.


Rumor: Apple's iTunes going DRM-free starting Tuesday [u]

12/08/2008, 06:12 pm

Apple is believed to be on the verge of an end-of-year push that would start by finally offering unprotected iTunes Store music from all major labels and would switch a special post-holiday campaign giving away music and videos to Europeans.