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Everything you need to know about Apple Music, Connect, Beats 1 radio, and more

06/30/2015, 11:06 am

Apple on Tuesday launched Apple Music, as well as companion services Connect, Beats 1, and Apple Music Radio. Together, the platforms represent a major push into the streaming music world. Here's everything you need to know about Apple Music.


Apple Music service goes live with redesigned app, out now in iOS 8.4

06/30/2015, 10:06 am

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 8.4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, officially debuting the Apple Music subscription streaming service, as well as the Beats 1 live radio station set to start broadcasting at 9 a.m. Pacific, noon Eastern.


Apple Music & Beats 1 launches hyped by Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine & Trent Reznor

06/30/2015, 10:06 am

To promote this week's launch of the subscription Apple Music streaming service, as well as the 24/7 Beats 1 worldwide radio station, the faces of Apple's music business -- Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor -- stepped into the limelight once again, to explain how their new services are intended to stand out from the rest.


iTunes Match libraries seeing duplicates, bad metadata ahead of Apple Music launch

06/30/2015, 10:06 am

As Apple Music prepares to launch later on Tuesday, many people are experiencing problems with iTunes Match that are causing havoc with their music libraries, according to complaints received by AppleInsider and on Apple's support forums.


AC/DC to join subscription streaming bandwagon in time for Apple Music debut

06/29/2015, 08:06 pm

According to a report on Monday, rock legends and longtime streaming music holdouts AC/DC are primed to offer their tracks through subscription services, including Apple Music, as early as Tuesday.


Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' to making streaming debut with Tuesday's Apple Music launch

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.


Eminem's exclusive Beats 1 interview may signal patched-up relationship with Apple

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.


Taylor Swift 'happily' bringing blockbuster '1989' album to Apple Music

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.


Beats 1 to feature celebrity shows hosted by Elton John, Drake, Pharrell, Dr. Dre & more

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.


Apple to reportedly pay 0.2 cents per song for Apple Music 90-day free trial period

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.


Apple Music ad blitz moves to Times Square with Beats 1 billboard

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.


'Freedom' by Pharrell Williams will be an Apple Music launch exclusive

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.


Apple Music reaches streaming deal with indie labels under Merlin, Beggars Group

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.


Tidal loses interim CEO Peter Tonstad on eve of Apple Music launch

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.


Free, ad-supported Google Play Music stations debut in US a week before Apple Music & Beats 1

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.


As Apple Music launch looms, Metallica's Lars Ulrich 'excited to see where they take it'

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.


Apple will now pay rights holders during Apple Music trial period, Eddy Cue says

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.


Apple denies threatening to pull artists off iTunes for not signing up with Apple Music

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.


Apple Music to miss out on Taylor Swift's '1989' album

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.