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Topic: Apple Music

Apple completes deal for music identification service Shazam

09/24/2018, 11:09 am

While Apple's full plans for Shazam aren't entirely clear, the company announced on Monday that the deal for the music identification service is complete, and the app will go advertising-free soon.

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Sirius XM to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion

09/24/2018, 08:09 am

An all-stock transaction, set to close in early 2019, would create what Sirius calls the "world's largest audio entertainment company."

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Apple sticking to family-friendly video efforts to avoid offense from viewers

09/22/2018, 11:09 am

Apple's original content efforts for its long-rumored video streaming project will consist of programming without excessive violence, sex, or political elements, a new report claims, under the belief that the company stands to lose more from users being offended and not buying Apple devices as a result of what they view.

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Streaming services like Apple Music dominate music industry revenue

09/21/2018, 01:09 pm

Apple Music and other paid subscriptions are now the biggest source of revenue in a growing music industry, with streaming alone encompassing 75 percent of money earned, far beyond any other contributor.

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As Apple's HomePod reaches multi-million unit sales, is a cheaper version necessary to compete?

09/21/2018, 12:09 pm

A new report took Apple to task for updating HomePod software rather than introducing a cheaper version to compete with Amazon and Google at the bottom of the smart speaker market. However, it also revealed that Apple new product surpassed sales of 3 million devices half way through 2018, with sales accelerating from its first quarter of availability.

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Apple Music now supports Android Auto, song search by lyrics

09/19/2018, 05:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated the Android version of its Apple Music streaming app, introducing support for Android Auto and song search by lyrics, the latter being a feature just introduced with iOS 12.

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Music Modernization Act passes Senate unscathed in bid to fix music streaming royalties

09/19/2018, 08:09 am

The Music Modernization Act, a bill that aims to update laws relating to music licensing and royalty payments to take into account new services like Apple Music and Spotify, has taken one more step closer to becoming law, after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the proposal.

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Apple cleans up artist discographies on Apple Music for easier browsing

09/10/2018, 09:09 am

Apple has reorganized artist collections on Apple Music, putting releases in a more logical order similar to its main rival in on-demand music, Spotify.

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'Carpool Karaoke' Emmy win marks first award for Apple's video content efforts

09/10/2018, 07:09 am

Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" won a Primetime Emmy award on Sunday night, making it the first TV show production in Apple's video streaming endeavors to receive the prestigious accolade for its content.

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Apple makes first feature film buys in 'The Elephant Queen,' animated movie 'Wolfwalkers'

09/09/2018, 06:09 am

Documentary narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor was screened at Toronto International Film Festival and joins animated movie Wolfwalkers as Apple's first feature-length acquisitions for its forthcoming video slate.

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Apple rolls out 116 'Daily Top 100' charts to Apple Music

09/07/2018, 02:09 pm

Apple is adding music charts to Apple Music, with 116 "top 100" listings of tracks streamed on the service regularly updating, allowing subscribers to see what are the most popular songs of the day, and potentially discover new songs.

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EU gives thumbs up to Apple's takeover of music discovery service Shazam

09/06/2018, 09:09 am

European Union regulators on Thursday gave the go-ahead to Apple's acquisition of Shazam, by far the world's most popular music recognition app, already integrated into Apple's Siri voice assistant.

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Apple exec Eddy Cue 'overextended,' falling asleep in meetings

09/05/2018, 11:09 am

The stresses of heading up Internet Software and Services at Apple may be getting to Eddy Cue, who may even sometimes fall asleep during meetings, according to a new profile.

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Apple Music to host Christine and the Queens concert in Paris ahead of new film & album

09/04/2018, 10:09 am

Apple Music will host a concert by synthpop band Christine and the Queens in Paris on Sept. 13, marking both the debut of a new album, "Chris," and a short film about it.

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Apple's new head of Apple Music publicity worked with Metallica, Madonna, more

08/27/2018, 05:08 pm

Apple recently hired music industry veteran Brian Bumbery, who worked on public relations projects for Metallica, Green Day, Chris Cornell, Madonna and more, to head similar projects for the company's Apple Music arm.

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Apple Music beta reveals support for Android Auto is on the way

08/27/2018, 12:08 pm

Subscribers of Apple Music may soon get the chance to listen to music through the streaming service via Android Auto, after the discovery that a beta for the Android version of the app enables support for Google's competitor to Apple's CarPlay.

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Apple expected to get full EU approval for takeover of music discovery service Shazam

08/22/2018, 01:08 pm

When it decides later this month, the European Union will likely give Apple's Shazam buyout unconditional approval, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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Nicki Minaj says Spotify retaliated against her for Apple Music show

08/20/2018, 09:08 am

The rapper says Spotify pulled back on promotion of her new album, "Queen," after she launched a new Beats 1 show on Apple Music.

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Sony deal brings 23 more Prince albums to Apple Music

08/17/2018, 11:08 am

An avalanche of Prince albums is hitting Apple Music this week, thanks to a June agreement between Sony's Legacy Recordings and the estate of the late pop and funk musician.

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Beats 1 Zane Lowe talks about the changing role of the music influencer

08/17/2018, 11:08 am

A new interview looks at Beats 1 tastemaker Zane Lowe, and his unique role in today's rapidly changing music ecosystem.

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