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Topic: Apple Music

EU to investigate Apple following Spotify anti-competition complaint

05/05/2019, 11:05 pm

The European Union's antitrust body is set to launch a formal investigation into Apple on claims that the tech giant's App Store policies hinder competitors of its Apple Music service.

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Apple Music falls from first to fifth in brand intimacy rankings

05/01/2019, 05:05 pm

Apple Music has tumbled from the top spot to No. 5 in a brand intimacy study conducted by MBLM, getting beat out by the likes of Spotify and Pandora.

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Apple hit all-time Services record in Q2, expects half a billion paid subscribers by 2020

04/30/2019, 05:04 pm

Announcing Apple's second fiscal quarter of 2019 results, CEO Tim Cook has revealed that the company's various services earned it $11.5 billion in the last quarter. The company has over 390 million paid subscriptions and expects to reach half a billion during 2020.

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Spotify breaks 100 million paid subscribers, holding lead over Apple Music

04/29/2019, 09:04 am

Spotify on Monday revealed that it has topped 100 million paid subscribers worldwide, putting it twice as far ahead as Apple Music, albeit with a years-long headstart.

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Amazon rumored to launch high definition music service by end of 2019

04/25/2019, 10:04 pm

Amazon is reportedly in discussions to license high definition content for a new premium subscription music service rumored to launch by the end of 2019, a move that could give the online retailer a leg-up over industry competitors Spotify and Apple Music.

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Review: Denon Envaya is a classy and durable Bluetooth speaker

04/25/2019, 02:04 pm

Denon's has gone beyond receivers and headphones with the Envaya -- a portable, rugged, water-resistant speaker that is well designed with exceptional sound for its size.

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Beyonce's 'Lemonade' album hits Apple Music, moves out of Tidal exclusivity

04/23/2019, 09:04 am

Long a Tidal exclusive, Beyonce's popular "Lemonade" album is now finally available on Apple Music as well as other streaming services like Spotify.

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Sonos speakers enable voice control for Apple Music via Amazon's Alexa

04/17/2019, 01:04 pm

Owners of Sonos speakers in the U.S. and U.K. can now use Alexa voice controls for Apple Music, continuing the rollout of Apple's service across Alexa-capable devices.

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Amazon in talks to launch free music streaming service for Echo devices, report says

04/15/2019, 07:04 pm

In a bid to better compete against market competitors Spotify and Apple Music, Amazon is reportedly in negotiations to launch a free, ad-supported music streaming service that will accompany the retail giant's Prime Music and Music Unlimited products.

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US lawmakers attack Apple for song takedowns in Chinese government censorship effort

04/12/2019, 02:04 pm

Apple's decision to pull songs from its Apple Music service in China by pro-democracy musicians has come under fire from US lawmakers, suggesting Apple should not be taking part in what amounts to censorship by the Chinese government.

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Wiz Khalifa documentary series coming to Apple Music on Apr. 17

04/10/2019, 11:04 am

A new five-episode documentary series, "Wiz Khalifa: Behind the Cam," will premiere on Apple Music on April 17, reflecting on the artist's earlier life and his rise to prominence.

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macOS 10.15's standalone Music, Podcasts & TV app details & icons revealed

04/10/2019, 10:04 am

A report on Wednesday reinforced evidence that the next major version of macOS will have standalone Music, Podcasts, and TV apps, also giving a glimpse at new icons.

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Apple reportedly removes pro-democracy music from Apple Music in China

04/09/2019, 09:04 pm

Apple recently pulled songs by pro-democracy artists from its Apple Music service in China, according to a report on Tuesday, suggesting the company has again caved to content gatekeeping requests lodged by the Chinese government.

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Apple Music eclipses Spotify in paid US subscribers

04/05/2019, 11:04 am

After a false start six months ago, Apple Music has truly surpassed Spotify in terms of paid U.S. subscribers -- if with a long way to go globally.

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Apple Music subscription reduced in India in response to Spotify and YouTube Music launches

04/05/2019, 08:04 am

Apple has cut the cost of its Apple Music subscription in India, making the streaming service cheaper than the recently-launched rivals Spotify and YouTube Music to potential cash-strapped customers in the emerging market.

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Apple Music comes to Amazon's Echo & Fire devices in the UK and Ireland

04/04/2019, 11:04 am

Following up on a U.S. launch, Amazon has opened Apple Music streaming to U.K. and Irish owners of its Alexa-enabled Echo and Fire devices.

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HomePod now $299 in US, similar cuts made worldwide

04/04/2019, 07:04 am

Apple has permanently lowered the retail price of the HomePod to $299 in the U.S, a $50 cut from the launch price.

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Streaming services like Apple Music poised to control music revenue in 2019

04/02/2019, 11:04 am

Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music accounted for 47 percent of all recorded music revenue in 2018, making it likely they'll cross the 50 percent mark this year, according to official industry data.

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The Apple Music app has been installed on 40 million Android devices

03/26/2019, 09:03 am

Though extremely Apple-centric, Apple Music has been installed by over 40 million Android users worldwide, new research estimates suggest.

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Apple Music for Android gets Chromebook support, new Browse tab in latest update

03/25/2019, 11:03 pm

Apple on Monday pushed out an update to Apple Music for Android, delivering Chromebook compatibility and user interface tweaks that arrived on iOS last week.

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