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Topic: iTunes

Kanye West blames conflict between Apple Music & Tidal for missing projects

10/20/2016, 12:10 pm

Business conflicts between Apple Music and Tidal are have been blocking some potentially popular projects from happening, rapper Kanye West claimed in surprise comments during a Seattle concert on Wednesday.


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.


Apple debuts Apple Music ad touting revamped UI, custom playlists, Beats 1

10/12/2016, 11:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday shared a fresh ad spot focusing on new and refined features included in the revamped Apple Music app, which launched in September as part of iOS 10.


Jimmy Iovine talks past, future of Apple Music in new interview

10/11/2016, 08:10 pm

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine discussed the makings of Apple's streaming service in an interview published Tuesday, saying it took ten years to build the right team of people able to bridge the gap between technology and pop culture.


Apple opens up iTunes donations for Hurricane Matthew relief

10/10/2016, 01:10 pm

Apple on Monday began taking iTunes donations towards the relief of Hurricane Matthew, which recently tore through a number of Caribbean countries, as well as several U.S. states including Florida and the Carolinas -- killing hundreds, and leaving many more homeless or otherwise in need of aid.


Apple Music, Spotify debut user-uploaded remixes via deal with Dubset

10/06/2016, 08:10 pm

Apple Music and Spotify on Thursday granted subscribers access to unofficial, user-uploaded remixes, a first for the streaming services, thanks to partnerships struck with music rights management firm Dubset.


'Spoken Editions' section makes official debut on Apple's iTunes

10/03/2016, 05:10 pm

Following a false start in September, Apple on Monday launched an expected "Spoken Editions" section on the iTunes Store, letting people hear audio versions of written content from online publishers.


Apple's Fouloum data center is the largest foreign capital investment Denmark has ever seen

10/03/2016, 02:10 pm

Apple's investment in a Denmark-based data center and related biogas research will nearly hit $1 billion, and make it the largest foreign capital expenditure in the country.


Apple Music tops customer satisfaction in new JD Power study

09/28/2016, 02:09 pm

In terms of customer satisfaction, at least, Apple Music is the top-rated streaming music service, J.D. Power said in its first Streaming Music Satisfaction Study, published on Wednesday.


Apple reveals algorithm behind Apple Music mixes, execs discuss past and future of service

09/26/2016, 08:09 pm

Mixed in with the usual PR speak and promises to make Apple Music the most accessible, consumer-friendly streaming service available, Apple executives in a wide-roving interview published Monday hinted at the development of exceedingly advanced personalized playlist algorithms.


Drake's 'Views' exceeds 1B streams on Apple Music

09/26/2016, 05:09 pm

Popular rapper Drake recently saw his album "Views" become the first to surpass one billion streams on Apple Music, an achievement Apple commemorated with a plaque presented to the artist on Monday.


Drake debuts new short film as Apple Music exclusive

09/26/2016, 12:09 pm

Mainstream rapper Drake on Monday released a 23-minute film -- Please Forgive Me -- as an Apple Music exclusive, further cementing his close business ties with Apple.


Apple to debut 'Spoken Editions' iTunes category, turn written news into audio podcasts

09/23/2016, 07:09 pm

According to a report on Friday, Apple is preparing to launch a new iTunes category which features audio podcast content transformed from articles, stories and other written word content from major publications.


Music industry heads towards recovery on streaming services like Spotify & Apple Music

09/20/2016, 04:09 pm

U.S. music sales grew 8.1 percent to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2016, largely on the back of streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music, according to industry data published on Tuesday.


James Corden joins Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John in new Apple Music ad

09/19/2016, 01:09 am

Late night talk show host James Corden on Sunday became the latest celebrity to feature in an Apple Music ad, with the "Carpool Karaoke" creator joining Apple executives Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John for a humorous TV spot that aired during ABC's presentation of the Emmy Awards.


Apple shuts down rumors of impending Tidal takeover

09/15/2016, 12:09 am

Responding to rumors and a Wall Street Journal report concerning Apple's supposed interest in acquiring rival streaming music service Tidal, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine on Wednesday said the company is not currently pursuing such plans.


Apple releases iTunes 12.5.1 with all-new Apple Music design, iOS 10 support, Siri commands in Sierra

09/13/2016, 12:09 pm

Apple's iTunes media suite was given a big update on Tuesday, including the ability to play music using Siri when macOS Sierra launches later this month, and picture-in-picture support for videos.


Apple features 10-movie bundles for $10 in 10th iTunes Movies anniversary sale

09/12/2016, 08:09 am

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of movie sales on the iTunes Movie store, Apple is offering up six 10-movie bundles from five studios for $10 each to U.S. shoppers.


Rapidly-growing Apple Music tops 17 million subscribers

09/08/2016, 11:09 am

In spite of only launching a little over a year ago, Apple Music has already exceeded 17 million subscribers, Apple announced at its Sept. 7 press event.


$99 annual Apple Music subscriptions auto-renew at discounted price - report

09/07/2016, 12:09 pm

The $99, 12-month Apple Music gift cards recently launched by Apple appear to auto-renew subscriptions for the same length of time, effectively creating a new subscription plan.