07/24/2015, 11:07 am
Apple Music so far isn't -- and probably won't be -- a meaningful threat to Pandora, the latter company's CEO told analysts during a conference call announcing better-than-expected quarterly financials.
07/22/2015, 08:07 pm
Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog leveled antitrust accusations against Apple Music in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on Wednesday, saying Apple is leveraging access to consumer credit cards and user music preferences to tamp down competition. Senator Al Franken shared similar concerns in a separate letter to the same governmental bodies.
07/21/2015, 11:07 am
A range of Apple's cloud-based services, including the App Store, iTunes, and even OS X Software Update were affected on Tuesday, likely from excess traffic associated with MTV's 2015 Video Music Awards nominees exclusively revealed on Beats 1.
07/20/2015, 02:07 pm
In another promotional coup for Apple Music, MTV announced on Monday that it will reveal the 2015 Video Music Award nominees exclusively on Apple's live streaming radio station, Beats 1.
07/20/2015, 09:07 am
Amid a surge in podcasting popularity, new data suggests that Apple continues to dominate the online broadcasting industry it helped create, with more than 8 out of every 10 podcast listeners using the company's iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to tune in.
07/14/2015, 01:07 pm
A blog post by pop signer Taylor Swift criticizing Apple Music royalties was preceded by talks with Apple by her record label, Big Machine Records -- but the singer wrote the post independently, according to an executive with the label.
07/13/2015, 01:07 pm
Apple on Monday released iTunes 12.2.1, fixing a critical problem that would cause tracks matched via iTunes Match to be converted to Apple Music content instead.
07/11/2015, 12:07 am
Apple's content and media operations are once again under scrutiny by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which is studying claims that iOS App Store policy is illegally stifling competition in the music streaming market, a report said Friday.
07/10/2015, 11:07 pm
A report on Friday claims Apple is producing in-house music videos and other content for chart-topping artists, including Eminem, Pharrell and Drake, the latter of which released such a video on Friday as an Apple Connect exclusive.
07/08/2015, 06:07 pm
It appears Apple is planning to give on-the-go Apple Music users the option to stream tunes at high bitrates when iOS 9 debuts later this year, as the latest beta released Wednesday includes a toggle switch for high quality audio streaming over cellular networks.
07/08/2015, 04:07 pm
In an effort to bypass Apple's 30 percent cut of all App Store purchases, and in the wake of the launch of Apple Music, Spotify has begun emailing customers who subscribed through their iOS to convert their subscription to a Web-based one and save $3 per month.
07/07/2015, 12:07 pm
While Apple has killed the user interface for The Sentence -- Beats Music's flagship on-demand playlist creation feature -- it hasn't removed the functionality from Apple Music entirely. AppleInsider shows you where it's hiding.
07/06/2015, 06:07 pm
While Apple Music has drawn a lot of comparions with other streaming services, like Spotify and Google Music, on iOS it does have at least one special trick: Siri voice commands.
07/03/2015, 07:07 pm
Eminem dropped an epic music video-cum-short film for his latest single "Phenomenal" on Friday as an Apple Music exclusive fraught with product placement courtesy of Apple Watch and iPhone.
07/03/2015, 02:07 pm
On its website Apple describes Apple Music and iTunes Match as "independent but complementary," but in fact the services are closely connected through a third feature: iCloud Music Library.
07/03/2015, 10:07 am
During the first half of 2015 Americans streamed some 135 billion audio tracks and music videos over the Internet, despite the absence of any major new services such as Apple Music, according to newly-published data from market research firm Nielsen.
07/02/2015, 04:07 pm
Apple treats "likes" in Apple Music in a very narrow manner -- mostly as a way of tailoring the "For You" recommendations in the service, along with the help of things like personal library data, a report revealed on Thursday.
07/02/2015, 01:07 pm
Something not widely known about Apple's Beats 1 radio station is that listeners can make song requests, in a process that's a little different from conventional, terrestrial radio stations.
07/02/2015, 12:07 pm
Although Prince's music is missing from major on-demand streaming services including Apple Music, Rdio, and Spotify, the pop artist's catalog is on at least two of them -- Tidal and Google Play Music All Access, according to reports. [Updated]
07/02/2015, 11:07 am
The new Connect feature in Apple Music allows fans to engage with artists in a more direct and personal way. But those who aren't interested in the social feature can remove it from the iOS 8.4 Music app entirely -- here's how to do it.