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Topic: Apple Music

Apple Music nabs exclusive streaming rights to star-studded '808' documentary

11/15/2016, 09:11 pm

Apple has secured exclusive first access rights to "808," a documentary film chronicling the impact the Roland TR-808 programmable drum machine had, and continues to have despite its discontinuation 33 years ago, on the music making world.

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Apple hires talent, buys technology from bankrupt streaming music startup Omnifone

11/07/2016, 07:11 pm

Apple recently hired a handful of former employees and purchased key technology from defunct streaming music startup Omnifone, a report said Monday, clearing up rumors suggesting Apple acquired the now bankrupt company earlier this year.

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Record Bird keeps you up to date on artist new releases by scanning your Apple Music library

11/05/2016, 01:11 pm

Record Bird is a free iPhone app that allows users to be informed about new and upcoming music releases from their favorite artists. And this week it was updated to add support for Apple Music, making it easier than ever to be in the know about upcoming album releases.

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Neil Young restores catalog to Apple Music, Spotify & other streaming services

11/04/2016, 12:11 pm

Folk/rock artist Neil Young's back catalog has returned to streaming music services including Apple Music, Deezer, and Spotify, a report noted on Friday, a little over a year after the musician declared a moratorium over audio quality issues.

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Rumor: Apple mulls 20% Apple Music price decrease

10/31/2016, 10:10 pm

Apple is reportedly investigating a major price drop for its Apple Music streaming service, a move that could potentially trim $2 off the going rates of both individual and family plans by the holiday season.

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Tim Cook says Apple is interested in both content creation and ownership

10/25/2016, 05:10 pm

In typically vague fashion, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook evaded questions and offered little in the way of details during his company's quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday. But his comments on original content could fuel speculation that Apple plans to make more original content or perhaps acquire a high-profile content maker.

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Revenue from Apple Music, Apple Pay & other Apple services jumps 24 percent in Q4

10/25/2016, 05:10 pm

Despite posting year-over-year drops in Mac and iPhone revenue, and flat iPad numbers, there was one bright spot in Apple's September-quarter sales results: a 24 percent increase from services.

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Kanye West blames conflict between Apple Music & Tidal for missing projects

10/20/2016, 12:10 pm

Business conflicts between Apple Music and Tidal are have been blocking some potentially popular projects from happening, rapper Kanye West claimed in surprise comments during a Seattle concert on Wednesday.

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Apple's Beats 1 head DJ Zane Lowe giving music keynote at 2017 SXSW

10/17/2016, 06:10 pm

Next year's SXSW tech and music gathering will include a keynote speech from Apple Beats 1 lead DJ Zane Lowe, among its 700 presentations.

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Apple debuts Apple Music ad touting revamped UI, custom playlists, Beats 1

10/12/2016, 11:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday shared a fresh ad spot focusing on new and refined features included in the revamped Apple Music app, which launched in September as part of iOS 10.

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Jimmy Iovine talks past, future of Apple Music in new interview

10/11/2016, 08:10 pm

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine discussed the makings of Apple's streaming service in an interview published Tuesday, saying it took ten years to build the right team of people able to bridge the gap between technology and pop culture.

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Apple Music, Spotify debut user-uploaded remixes via deal with Dubset

10/06/2016, 08:10 pm

Apple Music and Spotify on Thursday granted subscribers access to unofficial, user-uploaded remixes, a first for the streaming services, thanks to partnerships struck with music rights management firm Dubset.

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Apple to unite internet teams under one roof at 1 Infinite Loop - report

10/06/2016, 09:10 am

Apple is planning to unite many of the teams working on its disparate internet services, relocating them to its Cupertino headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple Music tops customer satisfaction in new JD Power study

09/28/2016, 02:09 pm

In terms of customer satisfaction, at least, Apple Music is the top-rated streaming music service, J.D. Power said in its first Streaming Music Satisfaction Study, published on Wednesday.

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Apple reveals algorithm behind Apple Music mixes, execs discuss past and future of service

09/26/2016, 08:09 pm

Mixed in with the usual PR speak and promises to make Apple Music the most accessible, consumer-friendly streaming service available, Apple executives in a wide-roving interview published Monday hinted at the development of exceedingly advanced personalized playlist algorithms.

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Drake's 'Views' exceeds 1B streams on Apple Music

09/26/2016, 05:09 pm

Popular rapper Drake recently saw his album "Views" become the first to surpass one billion streams on Apple Music, an achievement Apple commemorated with a plaque presented to the artist on Monday.

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Drake debuts new short film as Apple Music exclusive

09/26/2016, 12:09 pm

Mainstream rapper Drake on Monday released a 23-minute film -- Please Forgive Me -- as an Apple Music exclusive, further cementing his close business ties with Apple.

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Music industry heads towards recovery on streaming services like Spotify & Apple Music

09/20/2016, 04:09 pm

U.S. music sales grew 8.1 percent to $3.4 billion in the first half of 2016, largely on the back of streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music, according to industry data published on Tuesday.

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James Corden joins Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John in new Apple Music ad

09/19/2016, 01:09 am

Late night talk show host James Corden on Sunday became the latest celebrity to feature in an Apple Music ad, with the "Carpool Karaoke" creator joining Apple executives Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine and Bozoma Saint John for a humorous TV spot that aired during ABC's presentation of the Emmy Awards.

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Apple shuts down rumors of impending Tidal takeover

09/15/2016, 12:09 am

Responding to rumors and a Wall Street Journal report concerning Apple's supposed interest in acquiring rival streaming music service Tidal, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine on Wednesday said the company is not currently pursuing such plans.

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