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Apple Music banks on content creation to win artist exclusives

06/28/2016, 08:06 pm

Operating in the background of the music industry's slow pivot to streaming distribution, Apple is quietly financing music videos, documentaries and other unique opportunities in hopes of scoring fresh exclusives for Apple Music.

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Dreezy's debut full-length to launch as one-week Apple Music exclusive

06/27/2016, 01:06 pm

The first full-length album by up-and-coming rapper Dreezy, No Hard Feelings, will launch as a temporary Apple Music exclusive on July 15, according to Interscope Records.

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Adele's '25' hits Apple Music, Spotify, other streaming services

06/24/2016, 12:06 am

Grammy Award-winner Adele's latest album, "25," was made available for streaming through a variety of services at midnight on Friday, including Apple Music and Spotify, some seven months after initial release.

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Apple Music coming soon to South Korea, local music organization says

06/23/2016, 04:06 pm

Apple could be on the verge of filling a major hole in its Apple Music international coverage, as reports on Thursday claim contracts have been signed to bring the streaming service to South Korea.

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Apple's Trent Reznor says YouTube built on stolen content, pushes Apple Music

06/15/2016, 09:06 pm

Rockstar-cum-Apple executive Trent Reznor spoke out against YouTube this week, calling the free streaming platform "disingenuous" and a problem for musicians looking to earn a living, a problem solved by Apple Music's subscription sales model.

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Apple execs say 'no end date' to iTunes downloads, sales in better-than-expected decline

06/14/2016, 04:06 pm

There is no official wind-down schedule for iTunes music downloads, and while sales are on the decline they're still doing better than expected, Apple's head of internet software and services said in an interview published Tuesday.

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Report insists Apple 'keeping options open' on phasing out iTunes downloads

06/08/2016, 12:06 pm

Despite vocal denials by the company, Apple is still considering phasing out iTunes music downloads in favor of streaming services, a new report claims.

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NBC Sports Radio live streaming station added to Apple Music

06/07/2016, 12:06 pm

Apple's internet radio options expanded on Tuesday with the addition of NBC Sports Radio, a 24-hour live station with high-profile sports talk personalities.

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Apple Music launches fashion channel curated by designer Alexander Wang

06/06/2016, 07:06 pm

Further blurring the line between technology and high fashion, Apple on Monday added the Apple Music Fashion channel to its streaming platform containing songs curated by noted designer -- and music aficionado -- Alexander Wang.

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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."

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Latest iTunes 12.4.1 update fixes VoiceOver problems, other minor issues

06/02/2016, 10:06 pm

Apple on Thursday released a minor update to its iTunes media management platform to address a variety of small problems and bugs, including compatibility issues with the OS X VoiceOver accessibility feature.

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Patent office gives Apple upper-hand in Smartflash lawsuit by invalidating two patents

06/02/2016, 04:06 pm

The invalidation of two more Smartflash patents may put Apple in a good position to avoid paying a $532.9 million patent verdict rendered in February 2015, a report claimed on Thursday.

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iCloud Music Library outage triggers error messages, disappearing libraries for Apple Music users

06/01/2016, 04:06 pm

A component of Apple Music, iCloud Music Library, was hit with extended downtime on Wednesday, causing numerous problems for people trying to play songs and albums.

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Apple Music-exclusive Chance the Rapper album debuts in Billboard's top 10

05/23/2016, 03:05 pm

Chance the Rapper's new album Coloring Book -- currently an Apple Music exclusive -- has reportedly become the first streaming exclusive to debut in top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart.

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Apple sent senior engineers to customer's house to investigate music deletion issue

05/17/2016, 08:05 pm

James Pinkstone, whose blog post about an apparent iTunes music deletion bug went viral last week, said on Tuesday that Apple flew two senior software engineers across the country in attempts to troubleshoot the issue.

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Apple's iTunes 12.4 update provides unexpected speed boost, fixes deletion bug

05/17/2016, 04:05 pm

The iTunes 12.4 update appears to have improved the speed of Apple's jukebox software, even though the company isn't actively promoting that fact, according to user comments on Reddit and Twitter, and first-hand experience by AppleInsider.

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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."

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Apple releases iTunes 12.4 with redesigned interface, fixes bugs in OS X 10.11.5

05/16/2016, 01:05 pm

Alongside a slew of other platform updates, Apple on Monday released OS X 10.11.5 -- a maintenance update for OS X El Capitan -- and iTunes 12.4, with an improved interface and a solution for music libraries being silently deleted.

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Apple confirms reports of iTunes music deletion issue, 'safeguards' coming next week

05/13/2016, 07:05 pm

Apple in a statement Friday said it is investigating reports of a supposed Apple Music compatibility bug that deletes local music files without user permission, adding that an updated version of the media management software is expected for release next week.

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Latest Taylor Swift ad for Apple Music features 'For You' playlists & The Darkness

05/12/2016, 09:05 am

Pop singer Taylor Swift on Thursday posted her latest Apple Music ad on Twitter, using her image and following to sell the service's "For You" playlist recommendations.

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