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$99 annual Apple Music subscriptions auto-renew at discounted price - report

09/07/2016, 12:09 pm

The $99, 12-month Apple Music gift cards recently launched by Apple appear to auto-renew subscriptions for the same length of time, effectively creating a new subscription plan.


Apple offers discounted annual Apple Music subscription through $99 gift card

09/05/2016, 10:09 am

Apple is now selling 12-month Apple Music gift cards for $99 in the U.S., allowing people willing to commit for that span to save a significant amount on their subscription.


Apple Music's curated music discovery feature goes live for iOS 10 beta users

09/02/2016, 11:09 pm

Apple on Friday activated "My New Music Mix" for iOS 10 beta testers, an upcoming Apple Music feature that suggests curated tunes based on previously played music.


Jessica Alba joins slew of executive producers for 'Planet of the Apps'

08/30/2016, 03:08 pm

Actress Jessica Alba has joined the developer advisory team for the Apple-funded "Planet of the Apps" reality show, chronicling several teams of developers working on apps for iOS.


Britney Spears' album 'Glory' debuts, but not as Apple Music exclusive

08/27/2016, 01:08 am

Britney Spears debuted her ninth studio effort, "Glory," on Friday as a non-exclusive streaming release despite reports, and a highly suggestive tweet from Spears herself, that it would land only on Apple Music.


Spotify allegedly retaliating against Apple Music exclusives by 'burying' artist content [u]

08/26/2016, 04:08 pm

While Apple is buying exclusives to keep music off rival streaming services, its main competitor -- Spotify -- is reportedly firing back by "burying" content from artists who sign those deals.


UMG moratorium on exclusives may have killed Lady Gaga deal with Apple Music

08/26/2016, 12:08 pm

The decision by Universal Music Group to end exclusives may have also quashed an Apple Music deal involving Lady Gaga and Universal's Interscope label, a report claimed on Friday.


UK carrier EE, Germany's Deutsche Telekom expected to offer six months of free Apple Music

08/26/2016, 09:08 am

Starting next month, U.K. carrier EE and Germany's Deutsche Telekom are both expected to launch promotions in which customers will get six free months of Apple Music, a report said on Friday.


Apple's iTunes ranks fourth in JD Power satisfaction survey for paid streaming video

08/25/2016, 02:08 pm

J.D. Power on Thursday published a new customer satisfaction survey for paid video streaming services, ranking Apple's iTunes below three major competitors.


Apple Music Festival to feature Elton John, Alicia Keys, Chance the Rapper, others

08/25/2016, 03:08 am

Apple on Thursday announced the full lineup of its upcoming Apple Music Festival slated to kick off on Sept. 18 in London, where music industry icons like Elton John and Alicia Keys will take the stage at the historic Roundhouse theater with up and coming stars including Chance the Rapper and The 1975.


Frank Ocean's Apple Music releases potentially mark beginning of end for streaming exclusives

08/24/2016, 09:08 pm

After four years out of the spotlight, Frank Ocean last week debuted not one, but two new albums on Apple Music. And while the rare double release delighted fans, it raised the ire of one of the world's biggest record labels, potentially marking the beginning of the end for streaming exclusives.


Spotify looks to squeeze record labels over streaming rights ahead of IPO

08/23/2016, 06:08 pm

Coming off a year of heavy net losses, Spotify, the world's largest music streaming service, is attempting to negotiate better terms with record labels as it prepares for a potential initial public offering next year.


Samsung to shut down Milk Music streaming service in September

08/22/2016, 09:08 pm

Samsung on Monday announced it will officially end Milk Music streaming services in September, bringing an end to the company's in-house product that launched in the U.S. only two years ago.


Amazon looks to debut Echo-only streaming music service, undercut industry pricing by half

08/22/2016, 09:08 pm

In a move that undercuts the entire streaming music industry, online retail giant Amazon is reportedly developing $4 or $5 per month subscription service that could see release next month. The catch: the service only works with Amazon Echo hardware.


10th anniversary Apple Music Festival to start Sept. 18 in London

08/22/2016, 02:08 pm

Apple on Monday announced the 10th anniversary Apple Music Festival, which will run from Sept. 18 through 30 at London's Roundhouse.


Frank Ocean releases new album 'Blonde' as Apple Music exclusive

08/21/2016, 12:08 am

Two days after dropping a "visual album" called "Endless," Frank Ocean on Saturday debuted his hotly anticipated album "Blond" -- "Blonde" on Apple Music and iTunes -- as a two-week windowed exclusive on Apple's streaming music service.


Apple opens Red Cross donations towards Louisiana flood relief

08/19/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple on Friday launched donations to the American Red Cross via iTunes and the App Store, spurred by the flooding in Louisiana which has forced thousands of victims out of their homes and caused widespread property damage.


Pandora planning to take on Apple Music with on-demand streaming as soon as Sept. - report

08/19/2016, 01:08 pm

Long a radio-only service, Pandora is preparing to delve into the world of on-demand streaming as soon as September, a report said on Friday.


Frank Ocean releases visual album 'Endless' on Apple Music

08/19/2016, 12:08 am

Some four years after his last full studio release, R&B singer Frank Ocean on Thursday debuted a new visual album called "Endless" exclusively on Apple Music.


Apple opens iTunes carrier billing to Japan, expected to bring option to more countries soon

08/17/2016, 09:08 am

Apple has launched carrier billing options in Japan, giving residents there an alternative to using credit or gift cards when making purchases from iTunes, Apple Music, or the App Store.