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Topic: Apple Music

Apple Music 'A-List: Hip Hop' playlist is now 'Rap Life'

07/19/2019, 08:07 am

Apple is making a number of changes to its Hip-Hop sections of Apple Music, with the genre's main playlist being rebranded to "Rap Life" along with the introduction of new weekly and daily Beats 1 content, to appeal more to fans of Rap.

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Amazon now fastest-growing music service, outpacing Apple & Spotify

07/11/2019, 07:07 am

Driven by inexpensive Alexa products, Amazon is adding customers at a faster rate than either Spotify or Apple Music -- but still has a long way to go to catch up.

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Seven Apple Music 'Up Next' concerts coming to major Apple stores

07/01/2019, 11:07 am

Seven special concerts featuring Apple Music's "Up Next" lineup will take place at Apple stores in major cities, an official events coordinator revealed on Monday.

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Streaming services like Apple Music fueling rise of indies, industry groups say

07/01/2019, 10:07 am

Even if their artists have to work hard just to make a living, independent record labels are doing better in 2019 thanks to streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, and Pandora, which are encouraging people to try music beyond mainstream tastes, reports say.

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Live radio station streams accessible on HomePod ahead of iOS 13 launch

07/01/2019, 07:07 am

Live radio streams, a feature set to arrive with iOS 13 as well as the HomePod this fall, is seemingly already available to use for a small number stations in Germany under iOS 12, seemingly indicating the feature is practically ready for launch.

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Eddy Cue says Apple Music has 60 million subscribers

06/27/2019, 03:06 pm

Apple Music has passed by the 60 million paid subscriber mark, Apple Senior Vice President of Services Eddy Cue advised on Thursday, with Apple's streaming platform hitting the milestone within the first four years of its existence.

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How to save your Favorites, New and Chill Mixes before Apple Music changes them

06/27/2019, 01:06 pm

You can't get back last week's playlists and you can't automatically save copies of them, but you can take steps to make sure Apple Music doesn't take away a new favorite track.

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Apple strikes back at Spotify's claims of unfair treatment in the App Store

06/24/2019, 11:06 am

Data supplied by Apple says that only 680,000 of Spotify's users are paying 15% of the subscription fee to Apple -- and none are paying the 30% that the music streamer claims.

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Apple loses $500 million bidding war for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot

06/18/2019, 08:06 am

J.J. Abrams production company Bad Robot is finalizing a near $500 million partnership with WarnerMedia, with other suitors Disney, Sony, and Apple losing out.

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iTunes isn't dead! It's faster, streamlined and renamed Apple Music in macOS Catalina

06/05/2019, 02:06 pm

Don't panic! Apple has issued a new support document clarifying that in macOS Catalina, "all your favorite iTunes features, including the iTunes Store, will soon be available in three new and more focused apps."

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Apple's break-up of iTunes will have little impact on libraries and playback for Mac users

06/04/2019, 12:06 pm

Starting in the next release of MacOS, Apple is replacing iTunes in favor of three new apps -- Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV. Here's a look at what you can expect to see once Apple makes the split.

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Apple suffered from limited Apple Music, App Store outages [u]

06/04/2019, 09:06 am

Starting at about 8 A.M. Eastern Time and continuing for about four hours, some Apple saw outages in Apple Music, and the App Stores for both macOS and iOS. [Updated with resolution]

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EU antitrust agency waiting on Apple's response to Spotify's complaints

06/03/2019, 10:06 am

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has asked Apple some questions, and is waiting to hear back before a decision is made about the investigation of Spotify's antitrust complaints in the EU.

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Madonna to star in Today at Apple's new Music Lab

06/02/2019, 10:06 am

Madonna is to be featured in a new Today at Apple session called Music Lab: Remix. She's filmed a video about the details of one song which Apple staff will then show you how to reconstruct yourself in GarageBand.

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iTunes social media blackout hints at app break-up at WWDC

06/01/2019, 06:06 pm

Apple may have confirmed the breakup of iTunes into a collection of separate apps is in the works, by taking time in the days before WWDC to remove content from view on the main social media accounts associated with iTunes.

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Songwriters & publishers 'fundamental' to Apple Music, says publishing exec Elena Segal

05/31/2019, 03:05 pm

Apple Music's Global Director of Music Publishing, Elena Segal, reiterated Apple's hardline stance on songwriter and publisher royalties in a new interview, calling those parties "fundamental" to the service's ecosystem.

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Apple ad partner TBWA\Media Arts Lab assigns new directors to iPhone, Services

05/30/2019, 04:05 pm

Apple's decades-long ad partner, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, has reportedly brought in two new creative directors to handle iPhones and Apple's subscription services.

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Apple Music support for Echo & Fire TV in Canada arriving soon, suggests Amazon app

05/30/2019, 10:05 am

Apple Music may soon arrive on Amazon's Echo smart speaker range and Fire devices in the near future, after a store listing for the just-launched Echo Show 5 suggested it supported Apple's streaming service ahead of an official announcement from the retailer.

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Alleged screenshots for Music and TV apps in macOS 10.15 surface

05/29/2019, 12:05 pm

A set of new screenshots have emerged, with sources familiar with the matter claiming that they are part of new apps for macOS, in what may herald a breaking up of iTunes into discrete apps.

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Powerbeats Pro pre-orders to start May 31 for France, Germany, UK

05/29/2019, 09:05 am

According to the Beats by Dre UK Twitter account, the black Powerbeats Pro will be available to pre-order Friday, May 31 for customers in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

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