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Topic: Apple Music

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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Ariana Grande breaks Apple Music records with 'Thank U, Next'

02/11/2019, 10:02 am

Singer and songwriter Ariana Grande's latest album has topped Apple Music charts on its day of release, and has become the biggest global release from a female artist in the service's history.

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Apple Music lures in Grammy watchers with extended trial for using Shazam

02/10/2019, 08:02 pm

Continuing a recent Grammy-themed marketing campaign, Apple on Sunday offered new Apple Music subscribers an extended four-month trial for using Shazam during the night's ceremonies.

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Apple takes memoji-themed Apple Music ads to YouTube ahead of Grammy Awards

02/08/2019, 10:02 am

Expanding beyond a recent billboard campaign, Apple on Friday released a trio of Apple Music ads ahead of this Sunday's Grammy Awards, themed around the memoji feature on the latest iPhones.

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Apple Music memoji-themed billboards pop up ahead of Grammy awards

02/05/2019, 12:02 pm

Capitalizing on the publicity around next Sunday's Grammy Awards, Apple is running a series of billboards around Los Angeles featuring memoji versions of artists like Ariana Grande and Kacey Musgraves.

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iOS 11 users unable to reach App Store, Apple Music, or iTunes

02/01/2019, 12:02 pm

Apple on Friday confirmed that some people are encountering problems reaching the App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes if they're using an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11.

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Apple Music subscribers don't have to buy Wi-Fi to listen on American Airlines

01/30/2019, 08:01 am

Starting on February 1, if you want to listen to Apple Music on American Airlines, you don't have to buy Wi-Fi to do so.

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Apple Music grows to 50 million subscribers, Apple News up to 85M monthly users during holiday quarter

01/29/2019, 05:01 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call, the iPhone maker reported its highest quarterly music revenue ever thanks largely to Apple Music, while its overall services business grew leaps and bounds.

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Review: Zipp Mini is the portable AirPlay 2 speaker I needed

01/28/2019, 12:01 pm

The Zipp Mini from Libratone is a wireless speaker that works -- and sounds -- great in the home, as well as on the go using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or AirPlay 2.

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