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Topic: Apple Music

Apple Music ambassador program offers Twitter promoters 3 free months for pushing streaming service

03/16/2017, 03:03 pm

Starting Thursday, Apple Music launched a new user-driven promotional program on Twitter with the hashtag "#MusicForEveryMinute", promoted by student ambassadors who will be rewarded with an extra three months of free subscription.

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'Game of Thrones' stars Maisie Williams & Sophie Turner to appear in Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke'

03/13/2017, 09:03 am

Two more celebrities have announced their involvement with the Apple Music version of "Carpool Karaoke," this time "Game of Thrones" stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.

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Apple Music's Bozoma Saint John makes Black Enterprise's 'Most Powerful Women in Business'

03/07/2017, 05:03 pm

Business magazine Black Enterprise on Tuesday announced Bozoma Saint John, the head of global marketing for Apple Music, as one of a number of people highlighted in its "Most Powerful Women in Business" list for 2017.

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Apple Music ads aired during BRIT Awards shared on YouTube

03/03/2017, 12:03 pm

Apple has shared a pair of commercial spots that aired during the United Kingdom's BRIT Awards last month, with the two ads promoting Apple Music to viewers as a venue to listen to the nominated and winning musical acts featured during the show.

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Apple execs looking to recruit TV & movie producers for 'transformative' change - report

03/03/2017, 11:03 am

Senior Apple executives have been talking to big-name Hollywood TV and film producers in the past two weeks in a bid to recruit them, a new report claims, as part of what could be a more ambitious video strategy.

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How to set up Apple's carrier billing on your iPhone or Mac (where available)

03/02/2017, 01:03 pm

In select countries -- notably excluding the U.S. so far -- people wanting to pay for iTunes, iBooks, App Store, or Apple Music purchases can do so through carrier billing, which simply adds the cost onto monthly phone bills. Here's how to set that up, whether you're on an iPhone or another device.

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App Store, Apple Music, iCloud & other Apple services impacted by Amazon outage [u]

02/28/2017, 03:02 pm

A variety of Apple cloud services experienced outages and slowdowns on Tuesday in what appeared to be a major issue with Amazon Web Services, which hosts some of the biggest online companies in the U.S.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, SVP Eddy Cue attempted Imagine Entertainment buy -- report [u]

02/16/2017, 12:02 pm

Apple could have bolstered its video content strategy significantly with an acquisition of a production company, a report claims, with discussions allegedly involving Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP Eddy Cue said to have potentially led to a purchase of Imagine Entertainment.

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CFO Luca Maestri discusses Apple R&D, potential of 'Spaceship' HQ as tourism draw

02/15/2017, 10:02 am

In an interview this week, Apple's Chief Financial Luca Maestri addressed questions regarding Apple's research spending, a possible import tax as part of a larger reform package, and the new Apple Headquarters as tourist attraction.

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As Apple hypes original content, Disney & Google sever ties with popular YouTube star PewDiePie

02/14/2017, 03:02 pm

Disney and Google have drawn back their support of "PewDiePie," a leading YouTube star and the centerpiece of the YouTube Red subscription service, after a recent video featured an anti-Semitic joke. The shakeup comes just as Apple has begun teasing two upcoming exclusive programs for Apple Music.

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Apple's Eddy Cue reveals first 'Planet of the Apps' clip, says 'Carpool Karaoke' to debut in April

02/14/2017, 12:02 am

Apple SVP of Internet and Software Services Eddy Cue joined media partners during Monday's Code Media conference, covering a wide range of topics including the company's upcoming Apple Music exclusives "Planet of the Apps" and "Carpool Karaoke."

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Carpool Karaoke trailer pops up during Grammy awards, debut still not yet set

02/12/2017, 10:02 pm

Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke" series now has a trailer, featuring a first wave of stars including James Corden, Will Smith, Metallica, Chelsea Handler, Blake Shelton, Shaquille O'Neal, John Legend, John Cena, and Ariana Grande, amongst others.

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Prince's Warner Brothers music catalog lands on Apple Music, other streaming services

02/12/2017, 09:02 pm

After Prince abruptly pulled his music from all streaming services save for Tidal in 2015, the Purple One's Warner Brothers catalog, which contains a majority of his biggest hits, has returned.

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Apple's 'Planet of the Apps' series principal filming concludes -- report

02/11/2017, 03:02 pm

An anonymous source familiar with the matter claiming to be involved in production of the series reports that Apple has wrapped up documentary series "Planet of the Apps" on an Apple-constructed set near Hollywood.

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AirPods TV commercial took sales of Marian Hill's song 'Down' from 'negligible' to 'magical'

02/10/2017, 03:02 pm

The power of Apple's advertising influencing music sales has come into the spotlight again, with the use of Marian Hill's 'Down' in the first TV advertisement for AirPods revealed to have made a considerable impact on track sales.

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5 Apple execs crack Billboard Power 100 list, including Cue, Iovine & Saint John

02/09/2017, 02:02 pm

Apple executives have received high placings in Billboard's 2017 Power 100, a list of the major players in the music industry, with Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Robert Kondrk sharing fourth place behind the chief executives of Live Nation, Universal Music, and Spotify.

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BeatsX earbuds launching Friday come with 3 months of free Apple Music [u]

02/09/2017, 01:02 pm

Customers who have been waiting months for Apple's delayed BeatsX earbuds will be given a consolation: three free months of Apple Music streaming.

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine talks joining Apple, intersection of tech and music

02/07/2017, 02:02 pm

A new interview with Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine discusses what led the executive to join the Apple Music project and the challenging times ahead for both streaming services, and the recording industry.

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Spotify's former head of label relations recruited for identical role at Apple Music

02/02/2017, 03:02 pm

Apple on Thursday confirmed the hiring of Steve Savoca, once in charge of Spotify's label relations, as it looks to equip Apple Music and/or iTunes with a more competitive catalog.

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Prince songs expected to hit Apple Music, other streaming services on Grammy's night

01/31/2017, 09:01 pm

More than 19 months after Prince pulled his songs from all streaming music services save for Jay-Z's Tidal, the musician's estate is set to release a selection of top hits to Apple Music and other providers on Feb. 12, according to reports.

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