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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apple Music marketing features artists whose labels publicly oppose Apple's terms & haven't signed on
06/18/2015, 12:06 pm
Apple Music's pre-launch marketing campaign has prominently featured big-name independent artists like FKA Twigs and Alabama Shakes, even as their record labels have publicly opposed the new service's financial terms and indicated that they are not yet on board.
06/18/2015, 09:06 am
The native Music app in Apple's iOS 8.4 and iOS 9 betas was updated on Thursday with access to a new "Radio" tab, including a preview of the company's new live, flagship radio station Beats 1.
British indie labels object to Apple Music's terms, may withhold artists like Adele and the Arctic Monkeys
06/17/2015, 10:06 am
Independent music labels in the UK are reportedly loath to agree to Apple's demand that they receive no royalties for songs played during Apple Music's three-month free trial period, a sticking point that could leave the new streaming service missing some major artists at launch.
06/15/2015, 10:06 am
Apple will pay out more than 70 cents of every dollar it earns from its new streaming music service, the company revealed on Monday, a slight premium over the rates paid by competing services like Spotify.
06/12/2015, 12:06 pm
Rdio on Friday responded to this week's announcement of Apple Music, satirizing Apple marketing from 1981 as part of an argument that the company is doing nothing fundamentally new.
06/10/2015, 09:06 pm
After months of rumor and speculation, Apple on Monday unveiled its first foray into paid music streaming with Apple Music. Featuring access to an extensive iTunes-based catalog, human-curated playlists, Beats 1 radio and Connect social networking for artists, the product promises to be one of Apple's biggest releases for 2015.
06/09/2015, 09:06 pm
Attorneys general in New York and Connecticut are conducting a joint antitrust investigation concerning Apple's negotiations with record labels over its new Apple Music streaming service.
06/09/2015, 05:06 pm
Apple is putting a 256kbps cap on Apple Music streaming, a report said Tuesday, a bitrate lower than competing top-tier offerings from Spotify and the service's own Beats Music forebear.
06/09/2015, 10:06 am
Even after making Apple Music public during Monday's WWDC keynote, Apple is still negotiating some important music licenses for the streaming service, a new report says.
06/08/2015, 11:06 pm
After Apple officially debuted its Apple Music streaming service at WWDC on Monday, industry executives blithely offered their two cents -- albeit anonymously -- on the latest product to come out of Cupertino, proclaiming early that it won't be a runaway success.
Apple Music streams songs on-demand, features 24/7 'Beats 1' station, on iOS & Android for $10/month
06/08/2015, 03:06 pm
Featuring on-demand content, curated playlists, and a new global always-on radio station dubbed "Beats One," Apple Music is a subscription service that aims to redefine how people discover and listen to music for $9.99 a month, or $14.99 for six family members. It launches on June 30 for Apple devices and Windows, but will also come to Android and Apple TV this fall.
06/08/2015, 09:06 am
For Apple Music, the streaming music service due to be unveiled later on Monday at WWDC, Apple is reportedly setting an incredibly lofty goal of signing up 100 million subscribers.
06/07/2015, 11:06 am
In the midst of an interview at the annual Midem conference in Cannes on Sunday, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris confirmed Apple's plans to unveil a streaming music service during next week's WWDC keynote address.
06/05/2015, 04:06 pm
Apple's new streaming music service -- likely to be announced at a Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday -- will be called "Apple Music," and will use personalization to help set itself apart, a report said on Friday.