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Topic: Apple Music

Apple Music subscriber base grew 36% in 2019, second only to Spotify

04/03/2020, 09:04 pm

Music streaming subscriptions were up 32% globally last year, with Apple Music maintaining a comfortable second place position behind Spotify, according to newly published estimates.


Siri support for Spotify added to Apple Watch in latest update

04/02/2020, 10:04 am

Apple Watch owners can now use Siri voice commands to play music on Spotify conveniently from their wrist.


Apple Music gains new 'share to Instagram and Facebook' option in iOS 13.4.5 developer beta

03/31/2020, 03:03 pm

Apple has made sharing the music you love even easier with a feature that generates shareable images for Facebook and Instagram Stories.


Apple Music launches 'Come Together' collection amid pandemic

03/30/2020, 08:03 pm

Apple on Monday added a new collection, "Come Together," to its Apple Music streaming service for users taking part in COVID-19 social distancing, quarantine and lockdown measures.


New Apple Music in-app banner notifications alert users to new releases

03/26/2020, 07:03 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out a new Apple Music feature that notifies users of new releases directly in the app's Library tab, exposing listeners to the latest albums, tracks and videos from their favorite artists.


Apple Music rolls out 'Get Up! Mix' and Home Office DJ

03/24/2020, 12:03 am

Apple on Monday introduced a pair of Apple Music features that should help users stay positive during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with the new "Get Up! Mix" and Home Office DJ playing upbeat tunes for those quarantined or working from home.


Apple Music hosts White House Coronavirus public service video

03/20/2020, 07:03 am

The brief video discusses the importance of social distancing and how proper precautions can help slow the spread of the virus.


Apple Music agreements could derail rumored services bundle

03/12/2020, 03:03 pm

Apple has inked new deals with some of the world's largest record labels for Apple Music, though the terms of the company's agreements suggest that a combined services bundle is still distant.


Apple, Spotify and others accused of music industry 'conspiracy'

03/09/2020, 05:03 pm

A new antitrust lawsuit filed Monday claims that Apple and a slew of other companies in the music streaming industry have built out an illegal buyer's "conspiracy" to block out licensing competition.


Apple is celebrating International Women's Day across its services

03/08/2020, 11:03 am

Apple is going all out for International Women's Day with curated content featured in Apple Music and Apple TV, and a new TV spot.


Where is Apple going next with Services?

02/29/2020, 12:02 pm

It did seem as if 2019 became Apple's Year of Services -- not only did it launch so many new ones in splashy events, it also shunted major hardware announcements off into sidelined press releases. We'll have to see how Apple handles hardware in 2020, but this much is certain -- Apple is not done with services.


Streaming now accounts for 79% of US music industry revenue, RIAA says

02/25/2020, 10:02 pm

Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora generated $8.8 billion to account for 79% of all U.S. music industry revenue in 2019, according to new data from the Recording Industry Association of America.


Apple considering allowing third-party apps to replace defaults on iOS, HomePod

02/20/2020, 07:02 am

The HomePod may be opened up to third-party music services, and Apple may also allow iOS users to permanently swap the default email and browser apps for alternatives.


Live Apple Music lyrics arrives on Mac with second macOS 10.15.4 beta

02/19/2020, 08:02 pm

Following a launch alongside iOS 13 in September, Apple Music's lyrics visualizer debuted on Mac this week with the second beta release of macOS 10.15.4, granting users direct access to real-time, scrolling song lyrics.


Apple Music upgrades album catalog by showing 'Other Versions'

02/18/2020, 12:02 pm

Apple has started to roll out its "Other Versions" feature for Apple Music, offering subscribers of the music streaming service the option to listen to songs from alternate versions or secondary deluxe releases of an artist's albums.


Apple Music Replay has been updated to create a 2020 Replay playlist

02/16/2020, 07:02 pm

Apple Music's Replay service generates a curated playlist based on your year of listening so far, and has just been updated to support 2020.


How to cancel your Apple Music subscription

02/14/2020, 01:02 pm

Apple does make cancelling subscriptions straightforward, once you know how, but it's less clearcut with Apple Music since you'll want your own music to still be available to you.


Former Warner Music SVP Jeff Bronikowski joins Apple to manage new music initiatives

02/11/2020, 01:02 pm

Apple has signed up Jeff Bronikowski as its new Global Head of Strategic Music Initiatives, with the former Warner Music Group executive effectively taking command of how Apple Music develops in the future.


Genius will premiere new episodes of 'Verified' exclusively on Apple Music

02/04/2020, 04:02 pm

Genius has announced that their hit series, "Verified," highlighting behind-the-scenes of the music industry will premiere new episodes exclusively on Apple Music.


NFL will release Super Bowl performances to Apple Music as a visual album

01/30/2020, 11:01 am

The NFL will be releasing all musical acts from Super Bowl LIV to Apple Music, including performances from Demi Lovato, Shakira, and more.