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Topic: Apple Music

iTunes social media blackout hints at app break-up at WWDC

06/01/2019, 06:06 pm

Apple may have confirmed the breakup of iTunes into a collection of separate apps is in the works, by taking time in the days before WWDC to remove content from view on the main social media accounts associated with iTunes.

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Songwriters & publishers 'fundamental' to Apple Music, says publishing exec Elena Segal

05/31/2019, 03:05 pm

Apple Music's Global Director of Music Publishing, Elena Segal, reiterated Apple's hardline stance on songwriter and publisher royalties in a new interview, calling those parties "fundamental" to the service's ecosystem.

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Apple ad partner TBWA\Media Arts Lab assigns new directors to iPhone, Services

05/30/2019, 04:05 pm

Apple's decades-long ad partner, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, has reportedly brought in two new creative directors to handle iPhones and Apple's subscription services.

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Apple Music support for Echo & Fire TV in Canada arriving soon, suggests Amazon app

05/30/2019, 10:05 am

Apple Music may soon arrive on Amazon's Echo smart speaker range and Fire devices in the near future, after a store listing for the just-launched Echo Show 5 suggested it supported Apple's streaming service ahead of an official announcement from the retailer.

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Alleged screenshots for Music and TV apps in macOS 10.15 surface

05/29/2019, 12:05 pm

A set of new screenshots have emerged, with sources familiar with the matter claiming that they are part of new apps for macOS, in what may herald a breaking up of iTunes into discrete apps.

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Powerbeats Pro pre-orders to start May 31 for France, Germany, UK

05/29/2019, 09:05 am

According to the Beats by Dre UK Twitter account, the black Powerbeats Pro will be available to pre-order Friday, May 31 for customers in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

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Steve Jobs' legacy & Apple Park celebrated by Lady Gaga concert

05/18/2019, 10:05 am

As rumored, Lady Gaga christened the new classic Apple logo-themed stage in the center of Apple Park with a concert, celebrating not just the opening of the headquarters, but what founder Steve Jobs did for the arts and the world.

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Apple Music promotes Tyler, The Creator's "Igor" with tickets to live performance and stream

05/17/2019, 04:05 pm

Apple Music will be streaming a performance of Tyler, The Creator's new album "Igor" on May 22, with the music streaming service promoting the album by offering free tickets to see the artist perform live in a show in Los Angeles.

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'Over the Rainbow' composer's estate sues Apple & others over 'pirated' music sales

05/17/2019, 08:05 am

Apple and a large number of tech companies have become the subject of a new music lawsuit, with the estate of "The Wizard of Oz" track "Over the Rainbow" composer Harold Arlen accusing the firms of creating a "music piracy operation" that distributes unlicensed and unauthorized versions of copyrighted songs.

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Apple Pay funding for iTunes, App Store, Apple Music, & iCloud purchases expands to new countries

05/14/2019, 02:05 pm

People in select countries can now assign Apple Pay as a payment method for iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Books, and iCloud storage.

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Fashion brand LRG signs on as Apple Music curator

05/13/2019, 02:05 pm

"Streetwear" maker LRG has become one of just a few fashion brands to become a content curator on Apple Music, launching with four custom playlists.

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Musician Jimmy Destri about iTunes, Spotify, Facebook, and Steve Jobs, on the AppleInsider Podcast

05/10/2019, 09:05 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is off, and Jimmy Destri of the band Blondie joins Victor to talk about iTunes, Facebook's responsibility, Apple News, Apple Car, and Steve Jobs stories.

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macOS 10.15's Music app should retain core iTunes features

05/09/2019, 01:05 pm

While Apple is expected to split iTunes into several apps in macOS 10.15, due sometime this fall, the new Music app will reportedly keep most of iTunes's associated functions.

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YouTube Music & Google Play Music pass 15M subscribers, lag behind Apple, Spotify [u]

05/08/2019, 03:05 pm

YouTube Music and Google Play Music, which will ultimately merge, have together surpassed 15 million subscribers -- leaving Google plenty of ground to catch up with Apple Music. [Updated with YouTube statement]

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Apple Music recruits Google's Lindsay Rothschild to help lead music publishing in North America

05/08/2019, 10:05 am

Apple Music has reportedly hired Lindsay Rothschild as its new Head of Creative Services for Music Publishing in North America, pulling her from a similar role at Google.

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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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