Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated October 21st

Topic: iTunes

US antitrust officials decline to change agreements on songwriting royalties

08/04/2016, 04:08 pm

On Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division said it won't be seeking any changes to agreements on songwriter royalties, maintaining the status quo for streaming services like Pandora and Apple Music.


Apple Music 'Planet of the Apps' series brings on Paltrow, Vaynerchuk,

08/04/2016, 01:08 pm

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, musician, and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk will all serve as advisors to the app developers selected for the Apple 'Planet of the Apps' video series.


Apple Music lands exclusive streaming rights to Britney Spears' upcoming album 'Glory'

08/03/2016, 11:08 pm

Apple Music has won another round in the ongoing streaming music war, as Britney Spears on Wednesday announced her new album, "Glory," will be made available exclusively on Apple's service later this month.


Apple Music for Android emerges from beta in newest app update

08/03/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday released version 1.0.0 of the Apple Music Android app, making relatively minor changes, but officially taking the service's Android support out of beta.


Apple now licensing OpenTV streaming technologies, ends worldwide litigation

08/02/2016, 02:08 pm

An agreement has been forged between Apple and the Kudelski group, with Apple paying to license a suite of media streaming patents, to conclude an international patent battle.


Bloomberg Radio stream added to Apple Music in over 100 countries

08/02/2016, 02:08 pm

Apple will provide the Bloomberg Radio news channel stream for free, 24 hours a day, to all countries that have the full Apple Music experience.


Frank Ocean's new album to see release Friday as Apple Music exclusive

08/01/2016, 05:08 pm

Popular R&B singer Frank Ocean's hotly anticipated album "Boys Don't Cry" is reportedly set to release this Friday exclusively on Apple Music, the latest high-profile win for Apple's streaming service.


iTunes 12.4.3 update tackles problems with playlists from iOS devices

08/01/2016, 03:08 pm

Hot on the heels of new developer betas, Apple on Monday released iTunes 12.4.3, solving a glitch with the way the jukebox software handles playlists.


Apple launches official iBooks Instagram account, promotes latest Harry Potter story

07/31/2016, 09:07 pm

Over the weekend, Apple quietly debuted an official Instagram account for the iBooks Store, promoting various new releases including the highly-anticipated stage script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.


No charges filed in alleged gun threat involving Apple's Dr. Dre

07/26/2016, 04:07 pm

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department confirmed that rapper, producer, and key Apple employee Dr. Dre was temporarily detained without charges while police investigated an alleged gun threat.


Apple buys out cloud music provider Omnifone [u]

07/20/2016, 04:07 pm

Apple has bought out "global music platform provider" Omnifone in a deal thought to be worth $10 million, a report said on Wednesday.


Rapper Travis Scott confirms Apple Music deal ahead of new album release

07/19/2016, 03:07 am

Rapper Travis Scott on Monday confirmed inking a deal with Apple Music, suggesting his hotly anticipated third album, "Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight," might debut as an exclusive.


Apple releases iTunes 12.4.2 with fix for Apple Music short song playback issues

07/18/2016, 03:07 pm

Apple on Monday released a minor update to the iTunes application to address bugs, including Apple Music "up next" problems with songs less than a minute long.


Apple Music shifting to iTunes Match 'acoustic fingerprinting' method of song ID

07/18/2016, 03:07 pm

Changes are being made behind the scenes to iTunes Music's library matching and streaming algorithms, allowing for more accurate determination of what songs the user owns, and preventing inadvertent destruction of music libraries.


Katy Perry debuts new single exclusive to Apple Music & iTunes

07/15/2016, 11:07 am

Breaking a relatively long musical hiatus, pop singer Katy Perry on Friday released a new single, "Rise," currently available exclusively on Apple Music and iTunes.


Sources split on alleged acquisition talks between Apple and Tidal

07/01/2016, 12:07 pm

Two newer claims differ on whether Apple is in talks about possibly acquiring Tidal, one of its rivals in the streaming music space.


Apple and NASA collaborate on Jupiter-themed short film 'Visions of Harmony'

06/30/2016, 05:06 pm

To commemorate the impending arrival of NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, Apple and the space agency released a new short film on iTunes and Apple Music on Thursday featuring original music by artists like Weezer and Nine Inch Nails frontman and Apple executive Trent Reznor.


Spotify says Apple rejected update over App Store policies, 'causing grave harm' to service

06/30/2016, 01:06 pm

Apple Music competitor Spotify has accused Apple of rejecting an update to its official iOS app, claiming that the iPhone maker has exhibited "a troubling pattern of behavior" that's anti-competitive.


Apple Music banks on content creation to win artist exclusives

06/28/2016, 08:06 pm

Operating in the background of the music industry's slow pivot to streaming distribution, Apple is quietly financing music videos, documentaries and other unique opportunities in hopes of scoring fresh exclusives for Apple Music.


Dreezy's debut full-length to launch as one-week Apple Music exclusive

06/27/2016, 01:06 pm

The first full-length album by up-and-coming rapper Dreezy, No Hard Feelings, will launch as a temporary Apple Music exclusive on July 15, according to Interscope Records.