Apple has replaced its Apple Music front page with a message calling for support against racism, and has cancelled its regular Beats 1 schedule, as it joins in with the music industry's Black Out Tuesday.
Zane Lowe, creative director of Apple's Beats 1 radio station and head of artist relations for Apple Music, this week launched a new podcast that will serve as a repository for the DJ's long-running interview series.
Apple's latest charity auction is offering a "one-day internship" at the Los Angeles studio for Beats 1 radio, with proceeds going to benefit MusiCares, a Recording Academy organization that provides crisis support for musicians.
Apple's Beats 1 Radio turns two years old in July, and to mark the anniversary DJs Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga reflect on the service's beginnings, high points and difficulties in a new interview.
Metallica's outspoken drummer's show on Beats 1 called "It's Electric!" will be "unfiltered, unscripted and completely all over the place" with a launch on May 7 at 3 p.m. Pacific Time with guest Iggy Pop.
"Deliverance," the first track from an album generated by a sound engineer who worked with Prince in 2006 has been pulled from Apple Music, the iTunes Music store, and other streaming services after a challenge from the musician's estate.
Apple Music may be about to see the release of a posthumous album from Prince, with the first track now available to Apple Music subscribers — but a lawsuit filed by the estate against the sound engineer responsible for the album challenges control of the tracks.
A new interview with Beats 1 head Zane Lowe emphasizes Apple's message about how streaming is the future, and that Apple is possibly looking to expand live Beats-branded streaming radio stations even further.