08/06/2015, 03:08 am
After just five weeks of availability, Apple Music has gathered an impressive 11 million trial users, two million of whom opted in to the more expensive multi-user family plan, according to Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.
08/04/2015, 09:08 pm
A recently activated Apple Music Connect feature called Beats 1: Replay allows fans to replay taped Internet broadcasts of their favorite shows, including those hosted by DJs Zane Lowe, Julie Adenuga and Ebro Darden.
08/04/2015, 05:08 pm
According to a report on Tuesday, Apple's content licensing deals allow for up to five live format streaming radio stations, meaning the company could launch four more Beats 1 Radio-style offerings without renegotiating with labels.
08/04/2015, 04:08 pm
Music magazine Billboard has quietly added Apple Music to the list of streaming services factored into its music charts, which are often treated as the main gauge of popular music in the United States.
08/04/2015, 02:08 pm
Pop musician Taylor Swift was surprised by the positive response to an open letter criticizing Apple Music royalties, including Apple's quick decision to reverse course, according to an interview published on Tuesday.
08/03/2015, 10:08 am
The next album by rapper and Beats co-founder Dr. Dre, Compton: A Soundtrack, will launch on Aug. 7 as an exclusive for Apple Music and iTunes.
07/30/2015, 03:07 pm
On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to stay proceedings in Smartflash's patent lawsuit against Apple, potentially paving the way for Smartflash claiming recalculated damages.
07/29/2015, 08:07 pm
Apple Music on Wednesday published a series of short videos to social media platform Snapchat showing behind-the-scenes looks at Beats 1 Radio stations in Los Angeles, London and New York, illustrating the audio division's willingness to embrace alternative forms of promotion its parent company has yet to explore.
07/27/2015, 06:07 pm
A day shy of its one-month anniversary, Apple Music has reeled in more than 10 million subscribers on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and iTunes, a report said Monday.
07/27/2015, 04:07 pm
In another exclusive, Apple Music on Monday premiered the video for "Trouble," a new single by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.
07/24/2015, 11:07 am
Apple Music so far isn't -- and probably won't be -- a meaningful threat to Pandora, the latter company's CEO told analysts during a conference call announcing better-than-expected quarterly financials.
07/22/2015, 08:07 pm
Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog leveled antitrust accusations against Apple Music in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on Wednesday, saying Apple is leveraging access to consumer credit cards and user music preferences to tamp down competition. Senator Al Franken shared similar concerns in a separate letter to the same governmental bodies.
07/21/2015, 11:07 am
A range of Apple's cloud-based services, including the App Store, iTunes, and even OS X Software Update were affected on Tuesday, likely from excess traffic associated with MTV's 2015 Video Music Awards nominees exclusively revealed on Beats 1.
07/20/2015, 02:07 pm
In another promotional coup for Apple Music, MTV announced on Monday that it will reveal the 2015 Video Music Award nominees exclusively on Apple's live streaming radio station, Beats 1.
07/20/2015, 09:07 am
Amid a surge in podcasting popularity, new data suggests that Apple continues to dominate the online broadcasting industry it helped create, with more than 8 out of every 10 podcast listeners using the company's iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to tune in.
07/14/2015, 01:07 pm
A blog post by pop signer Taylor Swift criticizing Apple Music royalties was preceded by talks with Apple by her record label, Big Machine Records -- but the singer wrote the post independently, according to an executive with the label.
07/13/2015, 01:07 pm
Apple on Monday released iTunes 12.2.1, fixing a critical problem that would cause tracks matched via iTunes Match to be converted to Apple Music content instead.
07/11/2015, 12:07 am
Apple's content and media operations are once again under scrutiny by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which is studying claims that iOS App Store policy is illegally stifling competition in the music streaming market, a report said Friday.
07/10/2015, 11:07 pm
A report on Friday claims Apple is producing in-house music videos and other content for chart-topping artists, including Eminem, Pharrell and Drake, the latter of which released such a video on Friday as an Apple Connect exclusive.
07/08/2015, 06:07 pm
It appears Apple is planning to give on-the-go Apple Music users the option to stream tunes at high bitrates when iOS 9 debuts later this year, as the latest beta released Wednesday includes a toggle switch for high quality audio streaming over cellular networks.