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Apple Music ranks ninth in 2016 Nielsen charts of most-used mobile apps

12/30/2016, 12:12 pm

Apple Music was the ninth-most popular smartphone app in the U.S. this year in terms of average unique users, according to new Nielsen research data, despite it being heavily iOS-focused and of less use without a paid subscription.

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'Elf,' 'Christmas Vacation' top iTunes' top 5 best-selling holiday movies of all time

12/22/2016, 07:12 pm

Just in time for Christmas, Apple on Thursday revealed the all time best-selling holiday movies on iTunes since the online storefront began selling films in 2008, with Will Ferrell's "Elf" taking the top spot.

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Apple Music execs Iovine & Jackson go on defense about Frank Ocean, Kanye West

12/22/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson adopted a defensive tone in parts of an interview published on Thursday, working to explain things like the fallout of a Frank Ocean deal, and why Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo" became a short-term Tidal exclusive.

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Apple releases iTunes 12.5.4 with support for 'TV' app, improved Touch Bar input

12/13/2016, 02:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued an update for its iTunes media suite, adding support for the new "TV" app on iOS and tvOS, and also enhancing Touch Bar capabilities with the new MacBook Pro.

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Apple iTunes Store, App Stores inaccessible to some customers [u]

12/12/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple's various online storefronts were hit with an apparent service outage on Monday, with affected users unable to purchase music, movies, apps and other media since approximately 12:15 p.m. Pacific.

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Drum machine documentary '808: The Movie' now available on Apple Music, iTunes preorders start

12/09/2016, 03:12 pm

Alexander Dunn's documentary "808: The Movie" focusing on the legendary Roland-808 drum machine has been released exclusively on Apple Music, and will be available for download or rent on the iTunes Movie store on Dec. 16.

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Apple pushes for iTunes rentals of movies still on big screen

12/07/2016, 03:12 pm

Apple could potentially offer iTunes rentals for movies that are still in theatres, a report said on Wednesday, which would give it a rare advantage over other rental platforms.

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Apple selects 'Best of 2016' apps, movies, iBooks and more

12/07/2016, 12:12 am

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its "Best of" selections for 2016, highlighting the year's most popular apps, TV shows, movies, e-books and other content sold across the company's various digital storefronts.

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Pandora unveils $9.99/month Premium on-demand streaming service, to launch in early 2017

12/06/2016, 10:12 pm

After picking up technology and staff from defunct streaming service Rdio in 2015, streaming music giant Pandora on Tuesday officially announced its own on-demand product that will take on Apple Music and Spotify when it launches next year.

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Apple Music surpasses 20M subscribers after 17 months of service [u]

12/06/2016, 09:12 pm

Less than 18 months after its debut in 2015, Apple's fledgling music streaming service Apple Music recently surpassed 20 million subscribers, a milestone that took rival Spotify some seven years to reach.

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Apple Music student memberships now available in more than 30 regions

11/29/2016, 10:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday expanded Apple Music student membership eligibility to include more than 30 markets, with the latest round of additions extending the subscription tier to countries like Canada, China, India and more.

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Drake lip syncs to Taylor Swift, pumps iron in new Apple Music ad

11/20/2016, 11:11 pm

Apple on Sunday released a new Apple Music ad spot featuring Drake getting pumped -- literally and metaphorically -- to Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," a meta callback to Swift's own commercial for the streaming music service.

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Apple marketing power, inconsistent video purchasing habits confusing Hollywood

11/16/2016, 11:11 am

With Apple both throwing its weight around to capture exclusives for video content -- and not willing to get in a bidding war with other streaming services for content -- Hollywood is said to be beginning to question the company's future intentions as a media venue.

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Neil Young restores catalog to Apple Music, Spotify & other streaming services

11/04/2016, 12:11 pm

Folk/rock artist Neil Young's back catalog has returned to streaming music services including Apple Music, Deezer, and Spotify, a report noted on Friday, a little over a year after the musician declared a moratorium over audio quality issues.

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Rumor: Apple mulls 20% Apple Music price decrease

10/31/2016, 10:10 pm

Apple is reportedly investigating a major price drop for its Apple Music streaming service, a move that could potentially trim $2 off the going rates of both individual and family plans by the holiday season.

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Apple releases iTunes 12.5.3 with minor changes

10/31/2016, 09:10 pm

Continuing a day of software releases, Apple on Monday pushed out a new version of iTunes bearing what appears to be minor bug fixes and performance enhancements related to last week's 12.5.2 release.

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Revenue from Apple Music, Apple Pay & other Apple services jumps 24 percent in Q4

10/25/2016, 05:10 pm

Despite posting year-over-year drops in Mac and iPhone revenue, and flat iPad numbers, there was one bright spot in Apple's September-quarter sales results: a 24 percent increase from services.

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Kanye West blames conflict between Apple Music & Tidal for missing projects

10/20/2016, 12:10 pm

Business conflicts between Apple Music and Tidal are have been blocking some potentially popular projects from happening, rapper Kanye West claimed in surprise comments during a Seattle concert on Wednesday.

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Apple's Beats 1 head DJ Zane Lowe giving music keynote at 2017 SXSW

10/17/2016, 06:10 pm

Next year's SXSW tech and music gathering will include a keynote speech from Apple Beats 1 lead DJ Zane Lowe, among its 700 presentations.

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Apple debuts Apple Music ad touting revamped UI, custom playlists, Beats 1

10/12/2016, 11:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday shared a fresh ad spot focusing on new and refined features included in the revamped Apple Music app, which launched in September as part of iOS 10.

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