06/29/2015, 11:06 am
One of the most famous rap albums of all time -- Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" -- will reportedly make its premiere on streaming services with this week's launch of Apple Music.
06/25/2015, 12:06 pm
Eminem's interview with Beats 1 host Zane Lowe may reflect a long-term thawing of the rapper's relationship with Apple, which was once defined by legal battles that would influence how royalties are paid for music downloads.
06/25/2015, 11:06 am
Pop megastar Taylor Swift will allow Apple Music to stream her latest album -- called 1989 -- after the company altered its stance on payments to rights holders during the free trial period, a major coup for the company's new streaming service.
06/25/2015, 10:06 am
Apple will indeed have a number of mainstream musicians host shows on Beats 1 including Drake, Disclosure, St. Vincent, Josh Homme, Pharrell Williams, and Elton John, a report said on Thursday.
06/24/2015, 09:06 pm
As Apple Music nears its June 30 debut more information is coming out regarding Apple's fee structure as applied to the service's 90-day free trial, with reports on Wednesday now pegging the number at 0.2 cents per play.
06/24/2015, 07:06 pm
In preparation of the upcoming Apple Music launch on June 30, Apple installed a gigantic billboard in Times Square this week advertising its unique live-streaming Beats 1 radio service.
06/24/2015, 10:06 am
A new single from Pharrell Williams, "Freedom," will be an Apple Music exclusive and launch alongside the service on June 30, according to a Facebook update by the hip-hop and R&B singer.
06/24/2015, 02:06 am
A report late Tuesday claims Apple has inked last-minute streaming deals with independent record labels under the umbrellas of Merlin and Beggars Group, suggesting tracks from the likes of FKA Twigs, Radiohead, M.I.A. and more will be part of Apple Music's debut lineup.
06/23/2015, 02:06 pm
On-demand, Jay Z-backed music service Tidal on Tuesday announced the departure of interim CEO Peter Tonstad, marking the second CEO departure for the struggling service since April.
06/23/2015, 12:06 pm
With just a week to go before the launch of Apple Music, a new ad-supported free streaming version of Google Play Music, centered around curated radio stations, is now available in the U.S.
06/23/2015, 10:06 am
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says that his band -- early opponents of the digital music revolution -- is on board with Apple's new streaming music service, and that he feels confident the company's leadership can take the business in the right direction for music fans.
06/22/2015, 01:06 am
Following widespread outcry over its policy of not compensating rights holders for streams during Apple Music's three-month free trial, Apple software and services chief Eddy Cue said late Sunday that the company has reversed course and will indeed pay royalties while users evaluate the service.
Taylor Swift praises Apple, but calls 90 day free trial of Music service 'shocking, disappointing' for artists
06/21/2015, 05:06 pm
Apple Music's planned three-month free trial, during which users can try the new music streaming service without paying -- and under which artists wouldn't earn any royalties for those streams -- has found a new critic: pop star Taylor Swift.
06/19/2015, 12:06 pm
Despite allegations to the contrary, Apple is not threatening to remove artists from the iTunes Store if they refuse to sign up for Apple Music, a company spokesperson said.
06/18/2015, 09:06 pm
Despite showing up onscreen in an Apple Music demo at WWDC, Taylor Swift will not be making her latest album "1989" available through Apple's upcoming streaming service, a report said Thursday.
Apple Music marketing features artists whose labels publicly oppose Apple's terms & haven't signed on
06/18/2015, 12:06 pm
Apple Music's pre-launch marketing campaign has prominently featured big-name independent artists like FKA Twigs and Alabama Shakes, even as their record labels have publicly opposed the new service's financial terms and indicated that they are not yet on board.
06/18/2015, 09:06 am
The native Music app in Apple's iOS 8.4 and iOS 9 betas was updated on Thursday with access to a new "Radio" tab, including a preview of the company's new live, flagship radio station Beats 1.
British indie labels object to Apple Music's terms, may withhold artists like Adele and the Arctic Monkeys
06/17/2015, 10:06 am
Independent music labels in the UK are reportedly loath to agree to Apple's demand that they receive no royalties for songs played during Apple Music's three-month free trial period, a sticking point that could leave the new streaming service missing some major artists at launch.
06/15/2015, 10:06 am
Apple will pay out more than 70 cents of every dollar it earns from its new streaming music service, the company revealed on Monday, a slight premium over the rates paid by competing services like Spotify.
06/12/2015, 12:06 pm
Rdio on Friday responded to this week's announcement of Apple Music, satirizing Apple marketing from 1981 as part of an argument that the company is doing nothing fundamentally new.