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Topic: iTunes

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.


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.


Apple Music Radio debuts in iOS 8.4 & iOS 9 betas with 28 stations, including Beats 1

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.


More than 70% of Apple Music revenues passed to rights owners, Apple confirms

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.


Rdio responds to Apple Music with statement satirizing Apple reaction to IBM PC

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.


Everything you need to know about Apple Music

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.


Apple, record labels under scrutiny for collusion in New York and Connecticut

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.


Apple Music to reportedly stream at 256kbps, below Beats Music and industry rivals

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.


Apple still in licensing talks to complete Apple Music library - report

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.


Music industry execs unconcerned by Apple Music threat

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.


Rumor claims Apple wants to reach 100 million subscribers for Apple Music

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.


Apple will unveil streaming music service on Monday, Sony chief confirms

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.


Apple to name streaming music service 'Apple Music,' ask users to pick favorite genres

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.


Apple, record labels negotiating last-minute streaming service terms days before expected WWDC launch

06/04/2015, 09:06 pm

With Apple widely expected to announce a new subscription-based music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, a report on Thursday suggests the company is cutting it close and holding last-minute negotiations with record labels.


Apple to announce $10-per-month on-demand music service, will retain Beats Music for now - report

06/01/2015, 02:06 pm

At WWDC in one week, Apple is expected to formally announce a new on-demand streaming subscription service that will take on the likes of Spotify for $10 per month, but will not outright replace Beats Music at first, according to a new report.


Apple reportedly wooing Drake, Pharrell, David Guetta for iTunes Radio guest DJ spot

05/31/2015, 05:05 pm

As Apple prepares to relaunch a revamped version of its free-to-stream iTunes Radio service, the company is looking to bring on musicians Drake, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta as guest DJs, a report said Sunday.


Apple hiring spree looks to improve iTunes search, discovery, video & more

05/26/2015, 12:05 pm

A large set of Apple job listings posted on Tuesday suggests the company is looking to make major improvements to iTunes, particularly in search and music discovery at the iTunes Store.


Russia to be among first countries with access to Apple's new streaming music service, report says

05/20/2015, 05:05 pm

According to a report on Wednesday, Russia will be one of the first countries to host Apple's upcoming on-demand streaming music service rumored to debut at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference next month.