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Latest Apple Music spot ropes in star power to tout curated playlists

09/21/2015, 12:09 am

During this year's Emmys, which aired Sunday, Apple debuted the first in a series of three Apple Music ads promoting playlist features with the help of singer Mary J. Blige and actresses Taraji P. Henson and Kerry Washington.


Apple opens up iTunes donations to help migrant crisis in Europe & Mediterranean

09/18/2015, 09:09 am

Apple on Friday placed a link banner on its website, encouraging people to donate to the American Red Cross via iTunes to alleviate the ongoing migrant crisis spanning Europe and the Mediterranean.


Apple releases iTunes 12.3 with support for iOS 9, designed for OS X El Capitan

09/16/2015, 01:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued an update for iTunes, bringing it to version 12.3, which adds support for the newly released iOS 9 mobile operating system.


Latest Apple Music 'Discover' ads feature Flo Morrissey, Leon Bridges, more

09/14/2015, 04:09 pm

Apple on Monday unveiled four additions to its Apple Music "Discovery" series, which throws a spotlight on p and coming artists, featuring musicians Flo Morrissey, Leon Bridges, Flying Lotus and Shamir.


Apple Music Festival headliners rounded out with Mumford & Sons, Carrie Underwood and Ellie Goulding

09/08/2015, 08:09 am

The forthcoming Apple Music Festival in London continues to take shape, with a trio of powerhouse pop acts added to the lineup on Tuesday: Mumford & Sons, Carrie Underwood, and Ellie Goulding, plus special guests.


Apple Music team working on fixes, improvements through end of 2015, says iTunes VP

09/03/2015, 02:09 pm

Apple still has "a bit of homework to be done" throughout the rest of 2015 to improve Apple Music, including fixing problems with the service's interface and handling of local iTunes libraries, an iTunes International VP said on Thursday.


Judge denies Apple a retrial in Smartflash suit, but upholds decision to toss $533M damages against Apple

09/03/2015, 12:09 pm

A Texas federal judge has refused to grant Apple a new trial in its fight against a Smartflash patent infringement lawsuit, but simultaneously declined to reconsider a decision to toss $532.9 million in damages that were originally awarded to Smartflash.


The Weeknd, The Chemical Brothers, James Bay, more added to Apple Music Festival lineup

09/02/2015, 05:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday revealed more information about its upcoming Apple Music Festival slated to kick off later this month, adding The Weeknd, The Chemical Brothers, James Bay, Leon Bridges and Take That to the list of artists set to perform live in front of UK fans.


New home for Apple Music exec Ian Rogers is French luxury giant LVMH

09/01/2015, 09:09 am

Former Apple Music executive Ian Rogers is reportedly headed to a new role at French luxury multinational LVMH -- a firm with which Apple has some connections.


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.


Comparison: Subscribing to Apple Music vs. Google Play Music

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.