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Topic: Apple Music

Apple's March Event: the future of TV, games and news

03/18/2019, 08:03 am

To clarify where Apple is headed in television, it's useful to look back on what it's already done, and what it has intentionally avoided.

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Apple's March Event: a big new move into subscription software

03/17/2019, 01:03 pm

It's almost "show time." That's the phrasing used in media invitations to Apple's March 25 event, where the company is expected to unveil its subscription packages for video, news, magazines, and games. It appears Apple is continuing to "pull the thread" to see where the future of television leads, and it sure looks like that future is tight integration between iOS, Apple TV and HomePod.

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Spotify says Apple a 'monopolist' in escalating war of words

03/16/2019, 01:03 pm

Spotify described Apple as a "monopolist" late Friday, dissecting the latter's reaction to a competition complaint Spotify submitted to the European Commission.

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Apple's control over the App Store now 'completely unsustainable,' says Spotify CEO

03/14/2019, 12:03 pm

Spotify founder Daniel Ek once more criticized App Store policies on Thursday at the International Conference on Competition in Berlin, arguing that Apple has stacked the deck in its favor unfairly.

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Spotify's call for different App Store treatment could help push Apple's revenue cut down

03/14/2019, 11:03 am

Actions by Spotify and regulatory bodies could put "more pressure" on the App Store, potentially even leading to Apple lowering its revenue take, Macquarie Research said on Thursday.

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Editorial: After disrupting iTunes, Spotify demands a free ride from Apple's App Store

03/14/2019, 10:03 am

Music streaming service Spotify has elevated its disputes with Apple into a full blown anti-trust complaint filed with the European Commission. But Spotify's public case, as detailed on its website, is misleading and covers up the basic reality that Spotify wants to do business at Apple's expense without paying for it.

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Apple's services revenue will double, adding $6 to earnings per share by 2021

03/14/2019, 09:03 am

A multitude of factors support the idea of services, like a new streaming video platform, adding $6 to Apple's earnings per share by its 2021 fiscal year, Cowen analysts said in resuming coverage on Thursday.

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Apple Music comes to Amazon's Fire TV streamers

03/13/2019, 02:03 pm

People with one of Amazon's Fire TV streamers can now listen to Apple Music, much as they can on Echo speakers.

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Spotify accuses Apple of anti-competitive practices in Europe over App Store restrictions

03/13/2019, 07:03 am

Music streaming company Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission claiming that Apple takes more money than it should be entitled to, isn't providing information on customers to vendors, and is unfairly limiting third-party access to technologies such as Siri, HomePod and Apple Watch.

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Apple is still working on last-minute deals with content providers for streaming video service

03/13/2019, 06:03 am

Apple's expected video service is still missing a few hold-outs, but the company is petitioning hard for big names to come on board sooner rather than later.

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Apple hires artists to rework cover art for thousands of Apple Music playlists

03/08/2019, 02:03 pm

Apple is reportedly hiring veteran industry artists to redesign the covers of "many thousands" of Apple Music playlists, hoping to make them look less generic.

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Apple breaks with digital music competitors, will not appeal songwriter royalty increase

03/07/2019, 06:03 pm

Major digital music and streaming services Amazon, Google, Pandora and Spotify on Thursday filed separate appeals of a U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling that greatly increases royalty rates paid out to songwriters. Apple is conspicuously absent from the list of appellants.

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Apple, Annie Lennox & other celebrities collaborate on 'Global Feminism' campaign for International Women's Day

03/07/2019, 09:03 am

Continuing a marketing campaign ahead of tomorrow's International Women's Day, Apple on Thursday premiered "Global Feminism," a star-studded video paired with a matching Apple Music playlist.

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Apple Music, other streaming services helped push US music revenues up to $9.8B in 2018

02/28/2019, 05:02 pm

U.S. record industry revenues grew 12 percent to $9.8 billion during 2018, fueled primarily by paid subscription services such as Apple Music and Spotify Premium, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Apple announces new Girls Who Code partnership to mark International Women's Day

02/28/2019, 10:02 am

Apple is planning a marketing push in recognition of International Women's Day on March 8, including a new partnership with Girls Who Code.

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Apple Music option in Google Home app for iOS stirs rumors of coming support [u]

02/26/2019, 12:02 am

The latest Google Home for iOS update, released on Monday, includes a user interface change referencing support for Apple Music, leading some to suspect that official integration with Apple's service will soon debut for Google smart home hardware.

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SoundCloud adds option to distribute music directly to services like Apple Music

02/19/2019, 11:02 am

Looking to cement its status as a launching point for independent artists, SoundCloud on Tuesday announced an option letting musicians publish music directly to outside services like Spotify and Apple Music.

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Apple Music promo lets subscribers give one month of free service to a friend

02/15/2019, 08:02 pm

In what is quickly becoming Apple's preferred method of advertising to existing customers, the company on Friday sent out an iOS push notification offering Apple Music subscribers the ability to give away one free month of service.

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What to expect from a March 25 Apple News and streaming video event -- and what not to

02/14/2019, 08:02 am

If the date is correct, we're likely to have an event on March 25 that will see Apple launching two major services including a more coherent Apple News service with magazines and other publications, plus the debut of Apple's streaming video service -- but what about hardware?

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Apple looking at April launch of video streaming service

02/13/2019, 02:02 pm

Apple's long-awaited video streaming service is set for an April debut, according to a new report, but with some industry stalwarts missing.

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