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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.

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Apple video content push reportedly helping increase actors' salaries in negotiations with TV networks

01/17/2018, 05:01 pm

Apple's drive for video content is seemingly having a wider effect on how much actors get paid, with a report claiming Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman bolstered their pay from HBO for a project following after Witherspoon made a similar high-value deal for an Apple-commissioned drama.

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Kristen Wiig on tap for new Apple-funded scripted comedy series

01/17/2018, 01:01 pm

Apple has teamed up with Reese Witherspoon's production company for the third time, to deliver the comedy vehicle starring Kristen Wiig in her first role outside of movies in over five years.

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Jimmy Iovine says he's staying at Apple, rumors 'had nothing to do with reality'

01/09/2018, 09:01 pm

Industry big shot and Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine reiterated his commitment to the company on Monday, saying he's "loyal to the guys at Apple" and has no plans to leave.

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Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine expected to leave company in August

01/04/2018, 05:01 pm

Former Interscope chief executive and Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine, who came to Apple through its acquisition of headphone maker Beats, will reportedly leave the company later this year -- and will likely take a hefty payday with him when he does.

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Apple developing 'Are You Sleeping' novel into video series with 'Serial' creator advising

01/03/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple has once again grown its list of video under production, with the development of Nichelle Tramble Spellman's "Are You Sleeping," with the "Serial" podcast creator onboard in an advisory role, and Reese Witherspoon's development company producing the show.

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Apple Music, Beats under legal attack over third-party licensing practices

12/17/2017, 07:12 pm

A musician apparently disgruntled at how Beats Music and Apple Music has handled its streaming obligations is looking to fire up a class action suit, and is accusing Apple of intentionally deleting records and under-counting downloads and streams in order to pay artists less -- or not at all.

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Apple buys original space drama TV series from 'Battlestar Galactica' creator

12/15/2017, 01:12 pm

Ronald D. Moore, the brain behind the critically acclaimed remake of "Battlestar Galactica," will pen a new space drama for Apple, as the company continues its push into original TV content to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

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Apple acquires song identifying app Shazam for undisclosed sum

12/11/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple on Monday confirmed that it has purchased popular service Shazam, an app that listens for and identifies songs. It was rumored that the deal was for about $400 million, but no official sale price was given.

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Apple offers day at Beats 1's LA studio in charity auction for MusiCares

12/08/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple's latest charity auction is offering a "one-day internship" at the Los Angeles studio for Beats 1 radio, with proceeds going to benefit MusiCares, a Recording Academy organization that provides crisis support for musicians.

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Apple to transition Brazilian iTunes sales to local currency in early 2018

12/07/2017, 09:12 pm

In email notifications sent out to Brazilian customers on Thursday, Apple said it plans to transition iTunes pricing from U.S. dollars to the Brazilian real in 2018, offering potential savings on music, apps and more.

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YouTube to reportedly launch paid music service in March

12/07/2017, 08:12 pm

YouTube is preparing a new subscription streaming music service that parent company Alphabet hopes will challenge industry incumbents Spotify and Apple Music, according to a report on Thursday.

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Drake, Bitmoji & Game of Thrones lead Apple Music, iTunes & App Store for 2017

12/07/2017, 09:12 am

Apple on Thursday released a list of the most popular media on iTunes and the App Store during 2017, also calling attention to editorial picks for iPhone and iPad apps.

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Taylor Swift's 'reputation' arrives on Apple Music, Spotify in international markets

11/30/2017, 03:11 pm

Taylor Swift's new album "reputation" has appeared on Apple Music and Spotify internationally, nearly three weeks after release -- with a U.S. release likely imminent.

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine says services like Spotify & Pandora can't be profitable

11/29/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine once again criticized the business models of rivals in an interview published on Wednesday, this time arguing that streaming services without other attached businesses are inherently unprofitable.

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Apple's billion-dollar video investment seen leading to Netflix competitor

11/21/2017, 09:11 am

Not content with just Apple Music subscriptions, a new prediction says Apple could be gearing up for an "all in one Apple video and music offering," offering original content for a monthly fee within the next two to three years.

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Jennifer Aniston & Reese Witherspoon drama, Drake TV and movies on tap for Apple

11/08/2017, 03:11 pm

Apple's drive for unique video is heating up, with a new morning show-related drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon reportedly being green-lit, plus a "go-ahead" from Apple for Drake to produce whatever shows or movies the musician wants.

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Taylor Swift to keep new album off Apple Music, other streaming services for one week

11/07/2017, 07:11 pm

Taylor Swift's new album "Reputation" will reportedly be held off of streaming services for at least a week -- including even Apple Music, with which the pop singer has developed close business ties.

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Disney may buy 21st Century Fox assets in entertainment mega merger

11/06/2017, 03:11 pm

The Walt Disney Co., which has worked closely with Apple for many years, is said to be in talks to potentially acquire most of rival entertainment giant 21st Century Fox, in a deal that could have major ramifications for services like iTunes, the Apple TV and Apple Music.

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Apple Music to stream documentary 'Danny Brown: Live at the Majestic' on Nov. 7

11/02/2017, 12:11 am

Apple Music has scored exclusive streaming rights to "Danny Brown: Live at the Majestic," a documentary chronicling the Detroit rapper's return to his home town for a first-ever gig at the Majestic Theater.

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