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Topic: iTunes

New Adele album to be withheld from Apple Music, Spotify, other streaming services

11/19/2015, 02:11 pm

Singer Adele's new album, 25, reportedly won't be made available on streaming services like Apple Music or Spotify when it launches on Friday.


Apple's online store services, Maps suffer widespread outage

11/17/2015, 11:11 pm

Apple's content delivery and Maps networks suffered concentrated outages late Tuesday, as the company's system status page showed downtime for various iTunes related services and a brief, but complete shutdown of Apple Maps.


Pandora snaps up Rdio technology and employees for $75M

11/16/2015, 05:11 pm

Streaming music giant Pandora announced it will spend $75 million to acquire technology, intellectual property and talent from on-demand competitor Rdio, which plans to file for bankruptcy as part of the deal.


German government probes Apple's audiobook deal with Amazon

11/16/2015, 10:11 am

Germany's Federal Cartel Office is investigating the details of Apple's deal for purchasing audiobooks from Amazon, given the companies' market leading positions, a report said on Monday.


Adele might skip '25' release on Spotify in favor of Apple Music, other paid services

11/11/2015, 12:11 am

Less than two weeks before Adele's highly anticipated album "25" is set to drop, the artist's camp is at odds with Spotify over limiting playback to paying subscribers, meaning the streaming music firm might see another huge release slip through its hands to land on subscription services like Apple Music.


Apple Music for Android beta now available on Google Play

11/10/2015, 12:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a beta version of its Apple Music service for Android users, just the third time the Cupertino company has crafted an application for its rival mobile operating system.


China to clamp down on Internet music platforms in 2016

11/10/2015, 01:11 am

China this week announced plans to ratchet up its Internet policing policies and will soon impose strict rules that require online music service providers -- which as of September includes Apple -- to filter out "harmful" content prior to streaming.


Country star Kenny Chesney promotes Apple Music free trial, Apple Watch fitness in new ad

11/05/2015, 08:11 am

The latest advertisement for the Apple Music subscription service showcases pre-show preparations by country artist Kenny Chesney, including a trip to the gym tracked by his Apple Watch.


Apple hiring manager for original & live content linked to Apple Music, iTunes

11/02/2015, 03:11 pm

Apple is hiring a person to help create "original content and live projects" for several of its online services, including Apple Music, iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store, according to a job listing discovered by AppleInsider.


Apple adds carrier billing as option for iTunes purchases in Germany

10/27/2015, 11:10 am

Apple is now reportedly offering carrier billing as a way of paying for iTunes purchases, beginning with the German branch of wireless carrier O2.


Pandora says Apple Music contributed to 1.3M listener decline in Q3

10/23/2015, 07:10 pm

Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews on Friday said he expects listenership to rebound after seeing Apple Music contribute to a decline of 1.3 million active users for the third quarter of 2015, noting the launch of Apple's streaming service is having roughly the same impact as that of iTunes Radio in 2013.


iTunes & App Store suffer fourth outage in one week, joined by iBooks, VPP & Apple TV issues [u]

10/15/2015, 08:10 am

Several of Apple's online services suffered a major outage on Thursday morning, marking the fourth such incident in less than a week. [Updated]


Apple turns to Twitter for official Apple Music tech support

10/14/2015, 10:10 am

Users who need help with the newly launched Apple Music subscription streaming service can now turn to an Apple-controlled Twitter account for technical support.


Apple's iTunes Store & App Store hit by second outage in two days [u]

10/13/2015, 03:10 pm

Visitors to the iTunes Store and iOS App Store encountered an outage on Tuesday, Apple's second such incident in as many days. [Updated]


Apple, SAP, Imagine Dragons raise funds for migrant crisis relief with exclusive iTunes single

10/12/2015, 01:10 pm

In a bid to alleviate the migrant and refugee crisis impacting Europe and the Mediterranean, rock band Imagine Dragons on Monday partnered with Apple and SAP to release a new single on iTunes, "I Was Me."


Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks debut in China

09/29/2015, 09:09 pm

Apple announced a major expansion to its digital content offerings on Wednesday local China time as the company introduced the huge Asian market to Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks services.


Apple sends out iOS, email reminders urging users to renew Apple Music

09/29/2015, 02:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday began sending out messages to Apple Music listeners, pressuring them to renew their subscriptions in advance of the first three-month trials expiring at the end of September.


Apple Music minisite gets 'Guided Tours' page to explain basic tasks

09/28/2015, 04:09 pm

Apple on Monday introduced a "Guided Tours" section to its Apple Music minisite, demonstrating some of the service's core functions in a series of videos.


iTunes Match uploads raised to promised 100K song limit, accounts suggest

09/21/2015, 05:09 pm

The upload limit for iTunes Match may have finally been raised to 100,000 songs, as Apple originally promised in June, some users are beginning to report.


Latest Apple Music spot ropes in star power to tout curated playlists

09/21/2015, 12:09 am

During this year's Emmys, which aired Sunday, Apple debuted the first in a series of three Apple Music ads promoting playlist features with the help of singer Mary J. Blige and actresses Taraji P. Henson and Kerry Washington.