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Topic: Beats Music

Beats Music rebranding may not be imminent, as Apple still doesn't have necessary licenses

05/05/2015, 02:05 pm

Despite rumors that Apple could rebrand and relaunch Beats Music as soon as next month's Worldwide Developers Conference, a new report suggests that's unlikely, as the company apparently does not have the licensing deals finalized for such a change.

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Apple efforts to end free streaming music on Spotify, YouTube spur DOJ inquiry - report

05/04/2015, 09:05 am

As it prepares to launch a new streaming music service, Apple is said to be pressuring music labels to force rivals like Spotify to abandon their free tiers -- something that has apparently brought scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Apple reportedly poaches more BBC Radio 1 staff for streaming music project

04/29/2015, 07:04 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple poached a handful of top producers from BBC Radio 1 to work on a secret streaming music service rumored to debut later this year, potentially as a rebranded Beats Music.

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Rumor: Apple deliberately delayed Tidal app updates to help Beats Music relaunch

04/26/2015, 07:04 pm

Apple may be intentionally slowing the release of updates to Tidal's iOS app in an attempt to weaken the music service ahead of an impending relaunch of Beats Music, a report said on Saturday.

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References to 'iTunes Subscription' pop up in iTunes, could point to rumored streaming service

04/24/2015, 02:04 am

References to a heretofore unknown "iTunes Subscription" service showed up in the iTunes desktop client on Friday, potentially revealing a few details of a rumored Apple-branded streaming music solution said to launch sometime this year.

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Apple updates several optional iOS apps, adds Watch remote support to Keynote

04/21/2015, 05:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated several of its official iOS apps -- including the iWork suite -- with minor improvements, but most significantly added Apple Watch support to Keynote, allowing remote control of presentations.

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New Apple streaming music service could include 2 price tiers, exclusives from Taylor Swift & others

04/10/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple is reportedly preparing to launch its revamped streaming music service with a two-tiered subscription plan that would give families a discount, while engaging in talks to secure exclusive content from artists including Taylor Swift and Florence and the Machine.

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EU scrutinizing record labels over potential deals with Apple streaming music service

04/02/2015, 08:04 am

With Apple expected to rebrand and relaunch its acquired Beats Music service this summer, the company has already come under the watchful eye of the European Union, which has begun probing the company's plans even before the product is made official.

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Jay Z asked Apple's Jimmy Iovine to collaborate on revolutionary streaming platform Tidal

03/30/2015, 06:03 pm

Following Monday's reveal of Jay Z's upcoming music service Tidal, the rap star revealed he was in talks with Beats cofounder and current Apple exec Jimmy Iovine over potentially collaborating on the project.

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Tidal music service expected to relaunch with exclusives that could hurt Apple's Beats Music

03/30/2015, 01:03 pm

Tidal, a music streaming service recently bought by rapper Jay-Z, is due to relaunch later today and will allegedly be backed by artist exclusives that could threaten Apple's planned rebranding of Beats Music.

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Apple reportedly puts Trent Reznor in charge of redesigned Beats Music app, presses forward with iTunes Radio revamp

03/25/2015, 07:03 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is moving forward with a long rumored overhaul of its streaming music services lineup that will incorporate a reworked Beats Music app developed with the help of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, as well as a revamped iTunes Radio service.

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US streaming music revenues eclipse CD sales for first time, as rebrand of Apple's Beats looms

03/19/2015, 01:03 pm

Revenue from music streaming is now overshadowing CD sales in the US, according to new data published by the Recording Industry Association of America on Thursday, signalling a sea-change in favor of services like Spotify, Pandora, and Beats Music.

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Jay Z enters streaming music fray with purchase of Beats Music competitor Aspiro

03/13/2015, 07:03 pm

Rap icon Jay Z has officially taken control of Swedish Internet firm Aspiro, which markets subscription streaming services WiMP and Tidal, direct competitors of Apple's Beats Music.

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Apple reportedly backs down in push to lower relaunched Beats Music service prices

03/09/2015, 06:03 pm

As it continues to negotiate with music labels on a rumored Beats Music relaunch, Apple has reportedly surrendered on one of its key initiatives: lowering the cost of the rebooted service to $8 per month.

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Apple's rebranded Beats Music service won't have free subscription tier - report

03/06/2015, 10:03 am

When Apple launches a rebranded Beats Music later this year, the streaming service may not have an ad-supported free tier, according to a new report, citing sources who allegedly spoke with Apple's Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine.

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Beats Music integration only part of the story as Apple wants to 'be the music business'

02/13/2015, 01:02 pm

Apple's ambitions in the music industry go beyond competing with the likes of streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, signaling that the acquisition of the Beats Music subscription service is just a part of the company's plans to overhaul iTunes.

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Sony to shutter iTunes & Beats Music competitor Music Unlimited, partner with Spotify

01/28/2015, 04:01 pm

Struggling Japanese electronics maker Sony has conceded defeat in the digital music market, announcing on Wednesday that it will close its cross-platform Music Unlimited service at the end of March and refer customers to another iTunes & Beats Music competitor, Spotify.

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Digital music sales dropped 9% in 2014 while streaming surged 54%

01/02/2015, 01:01 pm

Apple's acquisition of streaming service Beats Music looms large over the latest music sales data, showing once again that the industry is trending away from sales of digital songs and albums.

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Jimmy Iovine spearheading talks to lock up exclusive releases for Apple's Beats Music

12/29/2014, 09:12 am

Expanding on one of the most successful promotions in iTunes history, Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine is reportedly negotiating with a number of artists to unveil upcoming albums exclusively on Beats Music, hoping to replicate the blockbuster launch of Beyoncé's eponymous LP on iTunes last year.

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Billboard to count streaming music services, digital sales in charts calculations

11/20/2014, 05:11 pm

Billboard's influential music chart is about to step into the 21st century as the company announced it will soon include metrics from on-demand Internet streaming services like Apple's Beats Music to its Billboard 200 album rankings.

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