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Topic: iTunes

Apple UK offers iTunes charity cover of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' for Grenfell victims

06/23/2017, 09:06 am

Apple's U.K. website is promoting a new charity single on iTunes, proceeds from which will go to help support people impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire in London, which is believed to have killed some 79 people and left many homeless or destitute.

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Apple hunting after lower royalties for Apple Music & iTunes content

06/21/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple is reportedly in negotiations to reduce the royalties it pays for content on Apple Music and the iTunes Store -- specifically, trying to bring amounts closer to what rival Spotify pays.

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Apple Music expands annual subscription option beyond gift cards

06/19/2017, 05:06 pm

People with an existing Apple Music subscription can now switch to a cheaper annual plan without having to buy a gift card -- though the option is relatively hidden.

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Apple Music rival Spotify tops 140 million free & paid subscribers

06/15/2017, 03:06 pm

Keeping ahead of Apple in on-demand streaming, Spotify on Thursday revealed that it has over 140 million active users worldwide, including both Premium customers and people on its free ad-supported tier.

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Nativ ships touchscreen-based Vita music player with built-in Apple Music support

06/14/2017, 12:06 pm

Electronics maker Nativ on Wednesday launched the Vita, a high-end, touchscreen-based music player and server which has the rare feature of integrated Apple Music support.

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Apple posts second 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' trailer ahead of June 25 release

06/13/2017, 05:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday posted to Twitter a teaser trailer for the upcoming Sean "Diddy" Combs documentary "Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story," which is due to hit Apple Music as an exclusive release on June 25.

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Apple Music loses important exclusive as Taylor Swift comes to Spotify, other services

06/08/2017, 11:06 pm

Beginning on Friday, the back catalog of pop singer Taylor Swift will be available on all major streaming services, putting an end to one of Apple's most useful exclusives.

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Apple Music exec Bozoma Saint John joins Uber as chief brand officer

06/06/2017, 04:06 pm

Bozoma Saint John, formerly the head of Global Marketing for Apple Music and iTunes, on Tuesday announced she is joining Uber as its new "chief brand officer."

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Apple's iTunes may have upper hand in race for streaming movies still in theaters

05/31/2017, 11:05 am

Apple's iTunes will probably be a first-choice destination if and when studios and exhibitors finally agree on a window for "premium" video-on-demand -- that is, streaming while a movie is still in theaters, according to a report.

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Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke' spinoff set for Aug. 8 debut on Apple Music

05/30/2017, 04:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced an Aug. 8 debut for "Carpool Karaoke: The Series," which will be available exclusively to Apple Music subscribers.

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Apple puts free Swift curriculum on iBooks, plans courses at US schools

05/24/2017, 09:05 am

Apple on Wednesday released "App Development with Swift," a free course available through the iBooks Store, which will also be coming to a handful of U.S. schools at the beginning of the fall semester.

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Apple Music exclusive 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' trailer arrives

05/22/2017, 01:05 pm

The first trailer for the Apple Music-Exclusive documentary on Bad Boy Records -- "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" has been released.

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Apple Music starts charging for three-month trials in some countries

05/21/2017, 11:05 pm

For reasons unknown, Apple has begun charging a small fee in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland for what would ordinarily be a free three-month trial of Apple Music.

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Spotify buys AI firm Niland to power recommendations, stave off Apple Music advances

05/19/2017, 01:05 am

In an escalating war with Apple Music, streaming music market leader Spotify on Thursday announced the acquisition of Niland, a small machine learning startup whose technology will help deliver song recommendations to users.

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Apple release of iTunes on Windows Store foreshadows 'tipping point,' Microsoft exec says

05/18/2017, 11:05 pm

Touting the benefits of Windows 10 S in a recent interview, Microsoft CVP of Windows Joe Belfiore said Apple's decision to list iTunes in the Windows Store suggests the platform is approaching a "tipping point."

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine defends paid-only model, claims free tier would have 400M users

05/17/2017, 02:05 pm

In an interview published this week, Beats co-founder and Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine raised vocal opposition to the concept of "free" music, simultaneously arguing that if Apple had a free tier like Spotify, it would "have 400 million people on it."

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Apple to release iTunes on Windows Store, ensuring compatibility with Windows 10 S

05/11/2017, 01:05 pm

With Microsoft's forthcoming education-focused Windows 10 S operating system only allowing applications from the Windows Store, Apple will release its popular iTunes application on the official digital storefront, ensuring students will still have access to the media and management tool.

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Apple Music to debut 'Harry Styles: Behind the Album' on May 15

05/09/2017, 11:05 am

Apple on Tuesday announced a new promotional documentary about former One Direction singer Harry Styles, set to launch on Apple Music next Monday, May 15.

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Prince's estate looking at bringing 'Purple Rain' debut footage, documentary to Apple Music

05/05/2017, 11:05 am

Prince's estate is readying an unreleased concert film from the seminal '80s album 'Purple Rain' with accompanying documentary footage, and is reportedly shopping it around to Apple Music and other streaming services.

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Apple Music to provide song content for Musical.ly, report says

04/27/2017, 10:04 pm

Apple Music will provide song clips to music-based social media app Musical.ly in a partnership expected to kick off on Friday, according to a new report.

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