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Topic: Beats 1

Apple Music recruits journalist Alex Gale to lead editorial work

02/05/2018, 05:02 pm

As of Monday, Apple Music is reportedly taking on long-time music journalist Alex Gale as its new head of editorial.


Apple confirms HomePod audio sources limited to Apple Music, iTunes purchases, podcasts & AirPlay

02/01/2018, 01:02 pm

In newly-published specifications, Apple has confirmed that streaming on the Siri-equipped HomePod -- shipping Feb. 9 -- will focus mainly on its own services.


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.


Beats 1 DJs talk success, struggles on the service's second anniversary

07/03/2017, 11:07 pm

Apple's Beats 1 Radio turns two years old in July, and to mark the anniversary DJs Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga reflect on the service's beginnings, high points and difficulties in a new interview.


Metallica's Lars Ulrich to host weekly Beats 1 show on Apple Music

05/05/2017, 02:05 pm

Metallica's outspoken drummer's show on Beats 1 called "It's Electric!" will be "unfiltered, unscripted and completely all over the place" with a launch on May 7 at 3 p.m. Pacific Time with guest Iggy Pop.


Apple Music launches 'Up Next' monthly feature with Zane Lowe to highlight new artists

04/20/2017, 04:04 pm

Apple announced on Thursday that a new feature called "Up Next" has been added to Apple Music, a new video documentary series that promises to feature a new artist every month.


Prince's 'Deliverance' pulled from Apple Music, iTunes Store

04/20/2017, 10:04 am

"Deliverance," the first track from an album generated by a sound engineer who worked with Prince in 2006 has been pulled from Apple Music, the iTunes Music store, and other streaming services after a challenge from the musician's estate.


New Prince song 'Deliverance' arrives on Apple Music & iTunes, full album release in jeopardy

04/19/2017, 11:04 am

Apple Music may be about to see the release of a posthumous album from Prince, with the first track now available to Apple Music subscribers -- but a lawsuit filed by the estate against the sound engineer responsible for the album challenges control of the tracks.


Renovated Fifth Avenue Apple store will get Beats 1 broadcasting zone

04/09/2017, 05:04 pm

When renovations are complete, one addition at Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store will include a special space for Beats 1 broadcasting, according to an AppleInsider source.


Beats 1 host Zane Lowe sees a future with multiple Apple-hosted live radio stations

03/23/2017, 02:03 pm

A new interview with Beats 1 head Zane Lowe emphasizes Apple's message about how streaming is the future, and that Apple is possibly looking to expand live Beats-branded streaming radio stations even further.


Apple Music nabs exclusive streaming rights to star-studded '808' documentary

11/15/2016, 09:11 pm

Apple has secured exclusive first access rights to "808," a documentary film chronicling the impact the Roland TR-808 programmable drum machine had, and continues to have despite its discontinuation 33 years ago, on the music making world.


Apple's Beats 1 head DJ Zane Lowe giving music keynote at 2017 SXSW

10/17/2016, 06:10 pm

Next year's SXSW tech and music gathering will include a keynote speech from Apple Beats 1 lead DJ Zane Lowe, among its 700 presentations.


Spotify allegedly retaliating against Apple Music exclusives by 'burying' artist content [u]

08/26/2016, 04:08 pm

While Apple is buying exclusives to keep music off rival streaming services, its main competitor -- Spotify -- is reportedly firing back by "burying" content from artists who sign those deals.


Apple and NASA collaborate on Jupiter-themed short film 'Visions of Harmony'

06/30/2016, 05:06 pm

To commemorate the impending arrival of NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, Apple and the space agency released a new short film on iTunes and Apple Music on Thursday featuring original music by artists like Weezer and Nine Inch Nails frontman and Apple executive Trent Reznor.


New Apple Music ads feature DJ Khaled, Naomi Campbell & Ray Liotta

06/06/2016, 02:06 pm

Apple over the weekend launched two new Apple Music ads, both featuring musician and Beats 1 show host DJ Khaled in the wake of his new single with Drake, "For Free."


Largest shareholder urges struggling Pandora to sell itself to the highest bidder

05/17/2016, 02:05 pm

Activist investment firm Corvex Management is pushing streaming radio service -- and Apple Music competitor -- Pandora to seriously consider selling the company, instead of pursuing what it has dubbed a "costly and uncertain business plan."


Apple Music to get more intuitive UI, expanded Beats 1 radio, 'marketing blitz' at WWDC

05/04/2016, 08:05 am

A year after its debut, Apple's $10-per-month music streaming service is reportedly set for a major overhaul at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, including a shakeup to its user interface aimed at making it easier to use.


Drake says new album's Apple Music exclusivity just one week long

04/29/2016, 10:04 am

Although Drake's new album Views From the 6 is launching today as an Apple Music exclusive, that exclusivity period is just one week long, according to the rapper.


Beats 1 radio DJ Zane Lowe discusses Apple, personal history in new interview

03/14/2016, 09:03 pm

Zane Lowe, the high-profile DJ tapped to head up Apple's breakthrough Beats 1 radio station, in a recent interview discussed how his work at MTV and the BBC influenced Apple Music's streaming division.


Apple's Beats 1 to live-stream 'The 1975' concert this week

02/22/2016, 09:02 pm

After teasing its upcoming album release through various social media outlets, British alt-rock band "The 1975" on Sunday announced plans to livestream a Los Angeles concert later this week with help from Apple's Beats 1 radio.