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Topic: Apple Music

Verizon intros new batch of 'unlimited' plans, including four with Apple Music [u]

08/02/2019, 10:08 am

Verizon on Friday announced five new "unlimited" phone plans, four of which offer extended access to Apple Music. [Updated with elaborated throttling details]

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Billie Eilish featured in upcoming Apple Music Lab sessions

08/01/2019, 01:08 pm

Apple has switched up its "Today at Apple" Music Lab sessions to feature Billie Eilish's "You Should See me in a Crown," replacing Madonna's "Crave" remix session that had started in June.

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Spotify grows to 108M paid subscribers, 232M in total

07/31/2019, 08:07 am

Further raising the bar for Apple Music, Spotify on Wednesday announced that its paid Premium subscribers climbed 30% year-over-year in the June quarter to 108 million, while total listenership -- including its free ad-based tier -- rose 29% to 232 million.

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Apple's Services including Apple TV up 13% to $11.5B

07/30/2019, 05:07 pm

Revenues from Services earned double-digit growth' across the world, according to figures released by Apple during its July earnings call with investors and analysts.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q3 2019 earnings report and conference call

07/30/2019, 04:07 pm

Following the publication of results for its third fiscal quarter of 2019, encompassing April through June, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the continuing situation in China, as well as more information about its Services business in an earnings conference call.

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Streaming holdout Tool coming to Apple Music, others on Aug. 2

07/30/2019, 10:07 am

Progressive metal band Tool has announced that the band's discography will appear on Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and other streaming services starting Friday, Aug. 2.

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Apple begins limiting Apple Music free trial period to one month

07/25/2019, 05:07 pm

A banner ad recently posted to Apple's website suggests the company might soon change Apple Music's free trial period from a generous three months down to one for new users.

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Jimmy Iovine spent excessively as Apple Music head, current service growth slowing, report claims

07/25/2019, 04:07 pm

A profile of Apple Music chief Oliver Schusser includes claims that his predecessor, Jimmy Iovine, spent "excessive amounts of money," and adds that while the service is still growing faster than Spotify, that pace has slowed.

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DJ Khaled is Apple Music's first artist in residence

07/24/2019, 04:07 pm

Musician DJ Khaled has announced that he is Apple Music's first artist in residence, and will take over the biggest playlists on the streaming music service.

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iPhone XR tops US iPhone sales during June quarter as 2019 models loom

07/22/2019, 05:07 pm

The iPhone XR took 48% of U.S. iPhone sales during the June quarter, according to CIRP research estimates published on Monday, suggesting that buyers are indeed concerned about price.

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K-Pop boy band BTS 'Love Yourself' concert films coming to Apple TV app

07/22/2019, 11:07 am

K-Pop boy band BTS are releasing their "Love Yourself" concert films to the Apple TV app and Amazon Prime video on July 23.

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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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