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Topic: Apple Music

Steve Jobs' legacy & Apple Park celebrated by Lady Gaga concert

05/18/2019, 10:05 am

As rumored, Lady Gaga christened the new classic Apple logo-themed stage in the center of Apple Park with a concert, celebrating not just the opening of the headquarters, but what founder Steve Jobs did for the arts and the world.

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Apple Music promotes Tyler, The Creator's "Igor" with tickets to live performance and stream

05/17/2019, 04:05 pm

Apple Music will be streaming a performance of Tyler, The Creator's new album "Igor" on May 22, with the music streaming service promoting the album by offering free tickets to see the artist perform live in a show in Los Angeles.

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'Over the Rainbow' composer's estate sues Apple & others over 'pirated' music sales

05/17/2019, 08:05 am

Apple and a large number of tech companies have become the subject of a new music lawsuit, with the estate of "The Wizard of Oz" track "Over the Rainbow" composer Harold Arlen accusing the firms of creating a "music piracy operation" that distributes unlicensed and unauthorized versions of copyrighted songs.

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Apple Pay funding for iTunes, App Store, Apple Music, & iCloud purchases expands to new countries

05/14/2019, 02:05 pm

People in select countries can now assign Apple Pay as a payment method for iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Books, and iCloud storage.

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Fashion brand LRG signs on as Apple Music curator

05/13/2019, 02:05 pm

"Streetwear" maker LRG has become one of just a few fashion brands to become a content curator on Apple Music, launching with four custom playlists.

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Musician Jimmy Destri about iTunes, Spotify, Facebook, and Steve Jobs, on the AppleInsider Podcast

05/10/2019, 09:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is off, and Jimmy Destri of the band Blondie joins Victor to talk about iTunes, Facebook's responsibility, Apple News, Apple Car, and Steve Jobs stories.

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macOS 10.15's Music app should retain core iTunes features

05/09/2019, 01:05 pm

While Apple is expected to split iTunes into several apps in macOS 10.15, due sometime this fall, the new Music app will reportedly keep most of iTunes's associated functions.

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YouTube Music & Google Play Music pass 15M subscribers, lag behind Apple, Spotify [u]

05/08/2019, 03:05 pm

YouTube Music and Google Play Music, which will ultimately merge, have together surpassed 15 million subscribers -- leaving Google plenty of ground to catch up with Apple Music. [Updated with YouTube statement]

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Apple Music recruits Google's Lindsay Rothschild to help lead music publishing in North America

05/08/2019, 10:05 am

Apple Music has reportedly hired Lindsay Rothschild as its new Head of Creative Services for Music Publishing in North America, pulling her from a similar role at Google.

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EU to investigate Apple following Spotify anti-competition complaint

05/05/2019, 11:05 pm

The European Union's antitrust body is set to launch a formal investigation into Apple on claims that the tech giant's App Store policies hinder competitors of its Apple Music service.

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Apple Music falls from first to fifth in brand intimacy rankings

05/01/2019, 05:05 pm

Apple Music has tumbled from the top spot to No. 5 in a brand intimacy study conducted by MBLM, getting beat out by the likes of Spotify and Pandora.

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Apple hit all-time Services record in Q2, expects half a billion paid subscribers by 2020

04/30/2019, 05:04 pm

Announcing Apple's second fiscal quarter of 2019 results, CEO Tim Cook has revealed that the company's various services earned it $11.5 billion in the last quarter. The company has over 390 million paid subscriptions and expects to reach half a billion during 2020.

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Spotify breaks 100 million paid subscribers, holding lead over Apple Music

04/29/2019, 09:04 am

Spotify on Monday revealed that it has topped 100 million paid subscribers worldwide, putting it twice as far ahead as Apple Music, albeit with a years-long headstart.

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Amazon rumored to launch high definition music service by end of 2019

04/25/2019, 10:04 pm

Amazon is reportedly in discussions to license high definition content for a new premium subscription music service rumored to launch by the end of 2019, a move that could give the online retailer a leg-up over industry competitors Spotify and Apple Music.

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Review: Denon Envaya is a classy and durable Bluetooth speaker

04/25/2019, 02:04 pm

Denon's has gone beyond receivers and headphones with the Envaya -- a portable, rugged, water-resistant speaker that is well designed with exceptional sound for its size.

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Beyonce's 'Lemonade' album hits Apple Music, moves out of Tidal exclusivity

04/23/2019, 09:04 am

Long a Tidal exclusive, Beyonce's popular "Lemonade" album is now finally available on Apple Music as well as other streaming services like Spotify.

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Sonos speakers enable voice control for Apple Music via Amazon's Alexa

04/17/2019, 01:04 pm

Owners of Sonos speakers in the U.S. and U.K. can now use Alexa voice controls for Apple Music, continuing the rollout of Apple's service across Alexa-capable devices.

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Amazon in talks to launch free music streaming service for Echo devices, report says

04/15/2019, 07:04 pm

In a bid to better compete against market competitors Spotify and Apple Music, Amazon is reportedly in negotiations to launch a free, ad-supported music streaming service that will accompany the retail giant's Prime Music and Music Unlimited products.

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US lawmakers attack Apple for song takedowns in Chinese government censorship effort

04/12/2019, 02:04 pm

Apple's decision to pull songs from its Apple Music service in China by pro-democracy musicians has come under fire from US lawmakers, suggesting Apple should not be taking part in what amounts to censorship by the Chinese government.

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Wiz Khalifa documentary series coming to Apple Music on Apr. 17

04/10/2019, 11:04 am

A new five-episode documentary series, "Wiz Khalifa: Behind the Cam," will premiere on Apple Music on April 17, reflecting on the artist's earlier life and his rise to prominence.

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