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Topic: iTunes

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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Long-awaited Dr. Dre album to launch on Aug. 7 as Apple Music & iTunes exclusive

08/03/2015, 10:08 am

The next album by rapper and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre, Compton: A Soundtrack, will launch on Aug. 7 as an exclusive for Apple Music and iTunes.

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Federal appeals court declines to stay Smartflash case against Apple

07/30/2015, 03:07 pm

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to stay proceedings in Smartflash's patent lawsuit against Apple, potentially paving the way for Smartflash claiming recalculated damages.

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Apple promotes Beats 1 Radio in behind-the-scenes Snapchat story

07/29/2015, 08:07 pm

Apple Music on Wednesday published a series of short videos to social media platform Snapchat showing behind-the-scenes looks at Beats 1 Radio stations in Los Angeles, London and New York, illustrating the audio division's willingness to embrace alternative forms of promotion its parent company has yet to explore.

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Apple Music hits 10M subscribers in four weeks, report says

07/27/2015, 06:07 pm

A day shy of its one-month anniversary, Apple Music has reeled in more than 10 million subscribers on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and iTunes, a report said Monday.

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Keith Richards debuts new music video exclusively on Apple Music

07/27/2015, 04:07 pm

In another exclusive, Apple Music on Monday premiered the video for "Trouble," a new single by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

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Pandora CEO says company has seen 'no impact' from Apple Music launch

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.

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Consumer advocacy group, Sen. Al Franken add to Apple Music antitrust clamor

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.

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Apple Music, App Store, iTunes & more buckle under VMA announcement traffic

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.

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MTV will reveal 2015 VMA nominees exclusively on Apple's 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.

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More than 80% of mobile podcast listeners use Apple's iOS devices

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.

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Taylor Swift's letter on Apple Music was separate from label negotiations

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.

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iTunes 12.2.1 solves problem with iTunes Match tracks converted to Apple Music DRM

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.

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Apple's App Store policies for streaming music apps under FTC scrutiny, report says

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.

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Apple reportedly creating original music videos for top artists in bid for Apple Music exclusivity

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.

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Option for high-quality Apple Music streaming over cellular shows up in iOS 9 beta

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.

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Spotify encourages customers to bypass Apple's App Store, save $3 per month on subscriptions

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.

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