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Topic: Apple Music

Apple inks Writers Guild of America contract, agrees to better writer benefits

06/07/2018, 07:06 pm

Apple this week agreed to terms outlined by the Writers Guild of America's master contract that provide its writers with a better set of benefits than directed by the body's minimum guidelines, a strategy expected to impact future WGA negotiations with competing streaming services.

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MusicKit update gives developers power to deliver Apple Music-powered Web experiences

06/05/2018, 04:06 pm

Confirming a pre-WWDC leak, Apple has unveiled "MusicKit on the Web," letting developers embed long-playing Apple Music experiences into their websites.

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Apple Music in iOS 12 adds song search by lyrics, new artist pages

06/05/2018, 01:06 pm

With this fall's release of iOS 12, one Apple Music upgrade will include the ability to search for songs by their lyrics, rather than just artist, album, or title.

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Apple Music web player discovered ahead of WWDC

06/04/2018, 07:06 am

Apple briefly updated its suite of Apple Music tools, allowing signed-in users to play more than just a sample of a track without using the Music app on iOS or iTunes on Mac and Windows.

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Apple Music takes on YouTube Music in our in-depth comparison

05/31/2018, 01:05 pm

Google's YouTube Music is aiming to take on Apple Music with mobile and desktop applications. Both apps have their strong suits, but which one is best for you?

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How to use AirPlay 2 on iOS: An in-depth analysis

05/30/2018, 03:05 pm

Multi-room audio may be the biggest feature of AirPlay 2, but it is far from the only new tricks AirPlay 2 has up its sleeve.

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Apple looks like it's about to enter the music publishing business

05/30/2018, 12:05 pm

Apple is reportedly creating a global music publishing division within Apple Music, directed by Elena Segal, previously the legal director for iTunes International.

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Tim Cook confirms Apple Music's 50 million users, push into TV and movies

05/15/2018, 07:05 am

In a wide-ranging interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook divulged Apple Music subscriber numbers, and said that a strong push into television and movies is underway.

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Apple Music pulled R. Kelly from curated playlists weeks ago amid abuse allegations, report says

05/11/2018, 08:05 pm

After revelations that music streaming leader Spotify ceased active promotion of R. Kelly songs and playlists as the singer faces assault and sexual misconduct allegations, a report on Friday claims Apple applied similar policies to its Apple Music service weeks ago.

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Apple to stream Carpool Karaoke reruns for free in TV app

05/11/2018, 05:05 pm

Apple on Friday announced plans to make the first season of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" available for free through the TV app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, allowing all comers access to the Apple Music exclusive for the first time.

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$1 billion Apple data center project in Athenry, Ireland cancelled

05/10/2018, 07:05 am

Apple has withdrawn its contentious proposal to build a data center in Athenry, Ireland after years of legal challenges.

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Spotify grows to 75M subscribers, earnings disappoint Wall Street

05/02/2018, 06:05 pm

Streaming leader Spotify on Wednesday issued its first earnings report after going public in February, noting a sequential increase in paying subscribers and revenue of $1.36 billion. The performance missed Wall Street expectations.

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Music Modernization Act will alter how old recordings are reimbursed by Apple Music and Spotify

04/30/2018, 09:04 am

The new Music Modernization Act bill has passed the House of Representatives that aims to bring laws for music licensing and royalty payments into alignment with modern technologies, like streaming through Apple Music and Spotify.

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Proposed EU rules could require Apple to explain App Store rankings, defend take from subscriptions

04/26/2018, 10:04 am

The European Union on Thursday proposed a new set of laws governing platform holders like Apple, Amazon, and Google, intended to improve transparency and non-discrimination in relation to the smaller businesses that depend on them.

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Bandsintown for iPhone adds Apple Music streaming through MusicKit

04/25/2018, 03:04 pm

Concert-finding app Bandsintown has officially launched native Apple Music streaming, made possible through the use of Apple's MusicKit framework.

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Apple acquires Ed Sheeran documentary Songwriter ahead of Tribeca debut

04/23/2018, 09:04 pm

Apple has acquired global rights to a new documentary called Songwriter, which follows singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran through much of 2016 as he evolves his unique style.

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Apple Music makes inroads into country music with new Nashville team

04/23/2018, 12:04 pm

In a bid to capture one of the more neglected genres in music streaming -- country -- Apple has announced plans to set up a new team at the epicenter of the style, Nashville.

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European Commission opens 'in-depth' investigation into Apple's acquisition of Shazam

04/23/2018, 12:04 pm

The European Commission is investigating the proposed acquisition of Shazam by Apple, with competition concerns lengthening the time it will take for the regulator to approve or deny the purchase of the song recognition service by the iPhone manufacturer.

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J. Cole's 'KOD' tops podium for most first-day Apple Music streams at 64.5M

04/23/2018, 11:04 am

Rap star J. Cole has reportedly smashed the Apple Music record for streams in a single day, thanks to his new album, "KOD."

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Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify helping to turn around global record industry

04/23/2018, 10:04 am

The record industry grew 8.5 percent in 2017, hitting $17.4 billion in revenues -- much if not all of that being attributable to on-demand streaming services such as Apple Music.

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