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Review: Symfonisk AirPlay 2 Bookshelf Speaker -- Ikea Price, Sonos Sound

08/08/2019, 03:08 pm

Ikea teamed with Sonos, and the pairing has produced the $99 Symfonisk Bookshelf Wi-Fi speaker with AirPlay 2. How does it compare to pricier speaker alternatives.

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'Apple Music for Artists' analytics tool exits beta, available for all musicians

08/08/2019, 01:08 pm

Apple has given all musicians a way to examine the listening habits of their fans, with 'Apple Music for Artists' exiting an extended beta test program on Thursday.

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Apple Music beta for Android tests Dark Mode and time-synced lyrics

08/07/2019, 11:08 pm

Apple Music subscribers with Android devices will soon gain access Dark Mode and time-synced lyrics, two new features slated to debut in the iOS version of the app this fall.

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Apple Music launches Apple Digital Masters collection of high-quality songs

08/07/2019, 11:08 am

Building on its previous 'Mastered for iTunes' program, Apple Music has a new initiative to promote the creation and sales of higher-quality songs on its service.

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Apple Music rebrands curated alternative playlist to ALT CTRL

08/02/2019, 10:08 am

As part of continuing Apple Music rebranding efforts, Apple has rechristened it's alternative music playlist -- formerly known as the A-List -- to ALT CTRL.

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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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