Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke" series now has a trailer, featuring a first wave of stars including James Corden, Will Smith, Metallica, Chelsea Handler, Blake Shelton, Shaquille O'Neal, John Legend, John Cena, and Ariana Grande, amongst others.
The power of Apple's advertising influencing music sales has come into the spotlight again, with the use of Marian Hill's 'Down' in the first TV advertisement for AirPods revealed to have made a considerable impact on track sales.
Apple executives have received high placings in Billboard's 2017 Power 100, a list of the major players in the music industry, with Eddy Cue, Jimmy Iovine, and Robert Kondrk sharing fourth place behind the chief executives of Live Nation, Universal Music, and Spotify.
A new interview with Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine discusses what led the executive to join the Apple Music project and the challenging times ahead for both streaming services, and the recording industry.
More than 19 months after Prince pulled his songs from all streaming music services save for Jay-Z's Tidal, the musician's estate is set to release a selection of top hits to Apple Music and other providers on Feb. 12, according to reports.
Apple has assigned a definitive date to the planned relocation of its international iTunes assets, saying the iTunes Store, Apple Music, the App Store and iBooks Store businesses will make the transition to Cork, Ireland, in early February.
Sprint has announced that it has forged a deal for 33 percent ownership of music streaming service Tidal, and as part of the deal, Sprint customers will receive "exclusive artist content" not available anywhere else.
Record labels are getting a better deal on streaming music royalties with Apple than major rival Spotify, according to a report, with Apple Music streaming rates claimed to be nearly double what is paid out by its main competition.
Responding to reports that Apple Music content will expand further into full-length movies and TV shows, a key executive with the service — Jimmy Iovine — said over the weekend that Apple is willing to do "whatever hits popular culture smack on the nose" in order to differentiate itself.
One of Apple's competitors in the music space, Pandora, has announced plans to lay off 7 percent of its U.S. workers — excluding those at Ticketfly — despite improvements in its paid subscriber base, and plans to launch on-demand streaming.
The Carpool Karaoke segment introduced to the U.S. on The Late Late Show With James Corden will appear exclusively on Apple Music, and will feature Metallica, John Legend, Alicia Keys, and Ariana Grande in four of sixteen contracted episodes.