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Apple to spend $1B on original content for up to 10 new TV shows over next year

08/16/2017, 09:08 am

Apple is reportedly budgeting about $1 billion to secure and produce original video over the course of the next year, a figure which may soon make it a competitive force in that arena.

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Song meant to spoof car audio systems climbs into top 50 on Apple's iTunes charts

08/11/2017, 01:08 pm

A track consisting of nothing but 9 minutes and 58 seconds of silence is currently sitting at 49th place in Apple's iTunes charts, apparently out of frustration with the way many car audio systems work.

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Apple's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" now available for streaming on Apple Music

08/08/2017, 09:08 pm

As promised, Apple on Tuesday released the first episode of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" to Apple Music subscribers, the firm's second attempt at original episodic programming.

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'Carpool Karaoke' showrunners discuss series ahead of Apple Music debut

08/07/2017, 05:08 pm

In a new interview published on Monday, the minds behind "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" talk about the bit's breakout success, transforming the segment into a full-fledged TV series and why Apple Music was the right fit.

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Verizon offers Apple Music discounts with controversial 'Up' rewards program

08/07/2017, 01:08 pm

U.S. carrier Verizon is offering people in its new Up rewards program discounts on Apple Music -- with the tradeoff of handing over personal tracking data.

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Apple could buy into Bollywood video content with Eros Group deal

08/07/2017, 09:08 am

Apple is reportedly among several companies in talks to buy up the complete film and music library of Eros Group, an Indian movie production studio with a number of famous Bollywood hits.

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Will Smith, James Corden to star in first Carpool Karaoke episode

08/03/2017, 04:08 pm

Apple on Thursday shared a new ad for its upcoming "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" exclusive, revealing Will Smith and late night host James Corden will star as the show's first pairing.

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Spotify retains clear lead over Apple Music with 60M paid subscribers

07/31/2017, 04:07 pm

Spotify on Monday announced that it has 60 million paid subscribers, keeping it well ahead of Apple Music in the on-demand music industry.

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Apple outs new trailer for 'Carpool Karaoke' in advance of Aug. 8 debut

07/31/2017, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday released another trailer for "Carpool Karaoke," its exclusive Apple Music show set to premiere next week.

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Apple reveals 4K and HDR plans in iTunes, hinting revamped Apple TV may arrive soon

07/28/2017, 03:07 pm

Users have found that some new releases on the iTunes Store list availability in 4K resolution and high dynamic range, suggesting that support for ultra-high-resolution video formats may soon come to iTunes, along with new Apple TV hardware.

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Apple Music's Trent Reznor backs subscription streaming, but says free music 'here to stay'

07/26/2017, 04:07 pm

In an interview published on Wednesday, Apple Music executive Trent Reznor -- best known as the frontman of Nine Inch Nails -- said that while he's been converted to the concept of subscription streaming, he also believes free music is "here to stay."

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Latest Apple Music ad uses motorcycles, patriotism & country star Brantley Gilbert

07/25/2017, 02:07 pm

Apple's latest promotional video for Apple Music -- now online -- takes a different tack from some other recent spots by featuring country singer Brantley Gilbert.

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Apple Music host to exclusive live performance from Arcade Fire on July 27

07/20/2017, 02:07 pm

Apple has announced that it will be streaming a performance by Arcade Fire in support of "Everything Now" on July 27 -- and it will only be found on Apple Music.

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Carrier billing for Apple services spreads to Denmark, Hong Kong, Sweden

07/20/2017, 09:07 am

Apple has added three more countries to the list of markets where carrier billing is enabled, with users in Denmark, Hong Kong, and Sweden now able to pay for Apple Music, iTunes, and other Apple services through their phone bill for a number of carriers instead of using a credit or debit card.

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New EDM documentary 'Kygo: Stole the Show' coming to Apple Music on July 26

07/18/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple's latest documentary, "Kygo: Stole the Show," will premiere as an Apple Music exclusive on July 26, according to an official trailer.

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EE extends six-month Apple Music promo, exempts listening from data caps

07/13/2017, 02:07 pm

Starting July 19, U.K. carrier EE will extend its offer of free six months of Apple Music to all its "pay monthly" and SIM-only customers, the company's CEO said on Thursday.

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PayPal added as iPhone payment source internationally for App Store, Apple Music

07/12/2017, 09:07 am

Apple is adding PayPal as an option to fund Apple services accounts in Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the UK, including purchases from the iTunes Music Store, subscriptions to Apple Music, and buys from the App Stores.

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iTunes' share of video sales and rentals market reportedly in free fall amidst competition from Amazon, Comcast

07/09/2017, 10:07 pm

Facing increased competition from the likes of Amazon and Comcast, Apple's once commanding market share lead in the online video sales and rental industry has been more than halved, according to a new report.

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Kanye West cuts ties with Tidal, Jay-Z's '4:44' pops up on Apple Music

07/07/2017, 10:07 am

The same day that the Jay-Z album "4:44" exits Tidal exclusivity, heavy Tidal promoter Kanye West has reportedly cut all ties to the streaming service.

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Fender partners with Apple for Apple Music curated playlists featuring its guitars

07/05/2017, 03:07 pm

Guitar manufacturer Fender has become the latest major brand to become an official playlist curator for Apple's services, with five unique playlists accessible via Apple Music featuring notable artists and songs spanning more than seven decades that showcase the firm's instruments.

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