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Topic: Apple Music

Nicki Minaj says Spotify retaliated against her for Apple Music show

08/20/2018, 09:08 am

The rapper says Spotify pulled back on promotion of her new album, "Queen," after she launched a new Beats 1 show on Apple Music.

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Sony deal brings 23 more Prince albums to Apple Music

08/17/2018, 11:08 am

An avalanche of Prince albums is hitting Apple Music this week, thanks to a June agreement between Sony's Legacy Recordings and the estate of the late pop and funk musician.

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Beats 1 Zane Lowe talks about the changing role of the music influencer

08/17/2018, 11:08 am

A new interview looks at Beats 1 tastemaker Zane Lowe, and his unique role in today's rapidly changing music ecosystem.

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How to get started with Apple Music, and squeeze much more out of your subscription

08/16/2018, 02:08 pm

Don't keep listening to the same songs, take a deep dive into the service's immense range of music. Then cope with its confusing system and download tracks to listen on the go. AppleInsider turns up the volume.

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Tim Cook honors the late Aretha Franklin

08/16/2018, 11:08 am

After the passing Thursday morning of the legendary Queen of Soul, Apple's CEO says "her voice will keep lifting us, through the music she gave the world."

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Apple's secret Services sauce sells systems

08/10/2018, 11:08 am

Despite making the hardware business look easy, Apple hasn't always been incredibly successful in introducing new devices. But comparing its biggest hits with its worst misses helps to isolate a secret sauce that is driving demand for the company's products globally.

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Spotify tests skippable ads for free listeners in Australia

08/10/2018, 10:08 am

In a move that could eventually lure new subscribers away from Apple Music, Spotify is now testing skippable ads for its free ad-based tier.

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Apple, Verizon partnership gives unlimited data plan subscribers six months of free Apple Music

08/08/2018, 08:08 pm

Verizon on Wednesday announced a new and exclusive partnership with Apple that grants six free months of Apple Music to customers who subscribe to one of the carrier's three unlimited plans.

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Warner Music Group sells Spotify stake worth over $500 million

08/08/2018, 01:08 pm

Warner Music Group's sale of a large Spotify stake is not out of lack of confidence in the business model, but rather because the music company doesn't want to hold equity long term, said the media company's CEO.

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Here are some of the documentaries you can watch on Apple Music

08/08/2018, 08:08 am

Apple Music is of course an audio-first streaming service, but if you have time to kill, you can kick back and watch documentaries on musicians, producers, and other aspects of the biz. Here's a roundup of some of the titles currently available.

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Cook says Apple not in music streaming for the money, touts human content curation

08/07/2018, 06:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently sat down to discuss Apple Music and its place in the burgeoning music streaming world, once again touting the service's human content curation as a key benefit over competitors like Spotify.

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Apple Music ramps up social focus with new 'Friends Mix,' rolling out now

08/07/2018, 08:08 am

Apple has begun introducing a "Friends Mix" on Apple Music, looking to ramp up the significance of the social features it introduced with iOS 11.

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Apple again shatters record for services revenue with $9.5 billion in fiscal Q3

07/31/2018, 05:07 pm

Apple's services financial category jumped 31 percent year-over-year in the third fiscal quarter of 2018, its best performance ever.

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Everything new in iOS 12 beta 5 [u]

07/30/2018, 03:07 pm

Earlier on Monday, Apple released the fifth beta of iOS 12 to developers. AppleInsider has been digging through this most recent release and we have assembled a long list of everything that has changed this time around.

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Apple Music's 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' nominated for Emmy Award

07/12/2018, 05:07 pm

Though lacking critical and audience acclaim, Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke" is turning a few industry heads, as the series is up for a prestigious television award.

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Drake's Scorpion sets streaming records and tops Billboard 200 under new stream weighting rules

07/09/2018, 10:07 am

Scorpion, the fifth album from musician Drake, has become the first album to achieve 1 billion streams globally in a single week, a feat that aided the artist in reaching the top of the Billboard 200 album chart in the same week as the chart altered how streams are weighted in results.

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Apple Music overtakes Spotify in U.S. subscriber counts

07/06/2018, 09:07 am

Apple Music has pulled ahead of Spotify in the U.S. market, a major music distributor claims, with Apple's streaming service said to have overtaken its main rival in terms of the number of paid subscribers from the United States.

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Here are all of the executive hires for Apple's worldwide video division

07/05/2018, 01:07 pm

To get the ball rolling on its original TV programming, Apple has recruited a number of executives to run things behind the scenes. Here's a running tally of the managerial additions we know about so far.

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Drake's Scorpion on Apple Music crushes Spotify in streaming

06/30/2018, 03:06 pm

Scorpion, Drake's fifth album, has smashed through his own single-day streaming record on Apple Music with more than 170 million streams in its first 24 hours. Spotify reportedly only reached about 76 percent of that traffic, despite claiming 120 million more users.

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Apple mulls subscription bundle of Apple Music, News and original video content, report says

06/27/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple is reportedly mulling a subscription bundle that incorporates the company's existing services, namely Apple Music and products sold through the News platform, with a slate of original TV shows widely rumored to be in production.

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