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Latest Apple Music ads debut during MTV VMAs, feature The Weeknd & playlists

08/31/2015, 03:08 am

Taking advantage of a traditionally large and young viewing audience, Apple during Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards debuted two Apple Music commercials featuring The Weeknd and a guest appearance by John Travolta.

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Comparison: Apple Music vs. Google Play Music All Access

08/30/2015, 05:08 pm

Google debuted its own streaming service in 2013 as Google Play Music All Access, after Google Play music's initial debut in 2011. All Access was initially priced at $9.99, but in June of 2015, Google unsurprisingly unveiled an ad-supported, free version to differentiate itself from Apple's subscription Music service.

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Tidal accuses Apple of interfering with Drake live stream, Drake denies

08/29/2015, 09:08 pm

Jay Z-backed music service Tidal -- which carried a live stream of Lil Wayne's Hurricane Katrina benefit show this weekend -- cut the transmission during Drake's performance and accused Apple of "interfering with artistry" by not allowing the set to be streamed, a charge which has been refuted.

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Apple Music director Ian Rogers makes surprise departure for new job

08/28/2015, 09:08 am

One of the core Beats executives Apple acquired in its 2014 $3 billion takeover, Ian Rogers, has already left the company to pursue other ventures outside of the music streaming business, a report revealed on Friday.

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Apple job opening points to deeper Apple Music integration with Siri

08/21/2015, 04:08 pm

An Apple job opening posted on Friday suggests that the company is looking to expand links between Siri and Apple Music, presumably in the form of new voice commands.

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Apple refutes Apple Music survey, says 79% of trial customers still using service

08/18/2015, 06:08 pm

Commenting on a recent survey conducted by research firm MusicWatch, which claimed only 52 percent of Apple Music trial customers still use the service, Apple said the actual attrition rate is closer to 21 percent.

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Survey: Majority of current Apple Music trial users likely to pay for subscription [update with reply from Apple]

08/18/2015, 01:08 pm

Most consumers still using the three-month free trial of Apple Music say they are likely to continue paying for a subscription after the period ends, new survey data shows, though a significant portion may have dropped off soon after trying the service.

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Apple's renamed 'Apple Music Festival' set to kick off in London on Sept. 19 with Connect tie-ins

08/18/2015, 02:08 am

Apple on Tuesday local London time announced start dates for its upcoming UK-based Apple Music Festival, née iTunes Festival, as well as an initial set list including headliners Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure.

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Dr. Dre's 'Compton' album hits 25M streams on Apple Music in first week

08/16/2015, 11:08 pm

Hip-hop icon Dr. Dre's much-awaited album "Compton: A Soundtrack" was streamed 25 million times during its first week of availability, driving nearly half a million paid downloads on iTunes over the same period.

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New Apple Music TV spots market mission statement, individual musicians

08/16/2015, 07:08 pm

Apple on Sunday premiered three new TV ads for Apple Music on its YouTube channel, with one focusing on the meaning behind the service and two concentrating on specific artists.

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Apple Music outdoor ad campaign goes interactive with Shazam

08/13/2015, 03:08 pm

Apple has begun to roll out new, interactive Apple Music posters that work with the Shazam iOS app to link iPhone owners directly to the featured artist's page in Apple Music.

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iTunes 12.2.2 makes enhancements to Apple Music, Connect, Beats 1

08/13/2015, 02:08 pm

In tandem with iOS 8.4.1 and OS X 10.10.5, Apple on Thursday also released iTunes 12.2.2, making some minor improvements to Apple Music, Connect, and Beats 1, while simultaneously solving problems with browsing local libraries.

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Beats 1 Replay archive now available as dedicated Apple Music section

08/11/2015, 06:08 pm

A week after introducing Beats 1 Replays on Connect, Apple is now aggregating archived Beats 1 shows, including those hosted by celebrity DJs like Elton John, in a special Apple Music section.

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Apple's Jimmy Iovine hints at curation playing part in future TV product

08/07/2015, 01:08 pm

While discussing Apple Music in a new interview published on Thursday, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine mentioned the prospect of applying curation to TV, potentially pointing to a direction for Apple's rumored streaming TV service.

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Apple Music has 'hundreds' working on curation, Jimmy Iovine says

08/06/2015, 03:08 pm

Curated content will be how Apple Music sets itself apart from numerous rivals in the streaming music market, Jimmy Iovine said in a new interview published on Thursday.

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Apple Music reaches 11M trial members after five weeks

08/06/2015, 03:08 am

After just five weeks of availability, Apple Music has gathered an impressive 11 million trial users, two million of whom opted in to the more expensive multi-user family plan, according to Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.

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Apple's 'Beats 1: Replay' brings full show replays to Connect

08/04/2015, 09:08 pm

A recently activated Apple Music Connect feature called Beats 1: Replay allows fans to replay taped Internet broadcasts of their favorite shows, including those hosted by DJs Zane Lowe, Julie Adenuga and Ebro Darden.

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Apple Music streaming licenses allow for more Beats Radio stations, report says

08/04/2015, 05:08 pm

According to a report on Tuesday, Apple's content licensing deals allow for up to five live format streaming radio stations, meaning the company could launch four more Beats 1 Radio-style offerings without renegotiating with labels.

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Apple Music joins streaming services counted in influential Billboard charts

08/04/2015, 04:08 pm

Music magazine Billboard has quietly added Apple Music to the list of streaming services factored into its music charts, which are often treated as the main gauge of popular music in the United States.

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Taylor Swift says she was surprised by positive response to Apple Music letter

08/04/2015, 02:08 pm

Pop musician Taylor Swift was surprised by the positive response to an open letter criticizing Apple Music royalties, including Apple's quick decision to reverse course, according to an interview published on Tuesday.

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