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Topic: Apple Music

AirPods with more features, new studio quality headphones possibly coming from Apple in 2019

06/25/2018, 08:06 am

Apple appears to be shooting for a pair of high-end portable audio devices for release in calendar year 2019, with development of both well underway.

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How to pick which wireless speaker is best for you

06/22/2018, 03:06 pm

As with any other gadget, the term "wireless speaker" is loaded with sometimes confusing categories. AppleInsider breaks them down and talks about how to pick what features you need, and which speaker you may want.

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Apple dropped a new GarageBand 10.3 update that makes Artist Lessons free for all users

06/21/2018, 02:06 pm

Apple just released GarageBand 10.3, a major new Mac update that's not only free to download but also makes Artist Lessons-- formerly $4.99 each--free downloads for all users in over 120 countries.

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Apple, Oprah Winfrey sign multi-year deal for TV programming

06/15/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple and Oprah Winfrey have teamed in a long-term partnership to develop programming and original content for what will likely become Apple's streaming video service.

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Apple's Worldwide Video hires former Broadway Video, Netflix executives [u]

06/12/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple recently hired Kelly Costello, formerly of Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video Entertainment studio, to head up business affairs for its fledgling Worldwide Video initiative. The company also picked up creative executive Layne Eskridge from market competitor Netflix.

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All of the future TV shows that Apple has in development

07/11/2018, 03:07 pm

Moving past "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke," Apple is believed to be spending $1 billion or more on its first high-budget TV shows, which could hit screens as soon as April 2019. Here are the programs we know about so far, updated with mention of Sundance premiere "Hala."

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Apple Music adds 'Coming Soon' list alongside new album launch details

06/08/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple has started to roll out small changes to Apple Music to give users information about upcoming music releases, including a new 'Coming Soon' section and details of when to expect new albums from artists will be released in the future.

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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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