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Apple facing class action lawsuit over alleged iTunes & Apple Music data sale

05/25/2019, 09:05 am

Residents of Rhode Island and Michigan lead the suit, which maintains that Apple profits unjustly by releasing what users play in iTunes and on Apple Music to other companies, and also allowing third-party app developers direct access to what tracks are in users' iTunes library.

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Pandora debuts overhauled Mac app with notifications, keyboard shortcuts & Modes

05/20/2019, 03:05 pm

Pandora on Monday released a redesigned 2.0 Mac app for its radio streams and on-demand music, taking advantage of newer tech including station Modes.

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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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Apple breaks with digital music competitors, will not appeal songwriter royalty increase

03/07/2019, 06:03 pm

Major digital music and streaming services Amazon, Google, Pandora and Spotify on Thursday filed separate appeals of a U.S. Copyright Royalty Board ruling that greatly increases royalty rates paid out to songwriters. Apple is conspicuously absent from the list of appellants.

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Apple Music, other streaming services helped push US music revenues up to $9.8B in 2018

02/28/2019, 05:02 pm

U.S. record industry revenues grew 12 percent to $9.8 billion during 2018, fueled primarily by paid subscription services such as Apple Music and Spotify Premium, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Music on watchOS 5 is a rare misfire for Apple's designers

01/25/2019, 07:01 am

The Apple Watch is gorgeous, but you're not alone in being confused about how to play music on it. Apple has made it all inconsistent, contradictory and impossible to know at a glance where your music is coming from. AppleInsider has complaints -- and a wish list of solutions.

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How to play music from your Apple Watch on speakers and wireless headphones

01/23/2019, 12:01 pm

You have to stream music from the Apple Watch to something in order to hear it at all, but Apple makes your choices confusing with mislabeled options and screens that do different things depending on you get to them. Here's how to listen to non-Apple Music choices like Spotify and play them through speakers.

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Pandora releases redesigned Apple Watch app with offline playback support

01/05/2019, 02:01 am

Pandora on Friday pushed out an update to its official iOS app that includes a redesigned Apple Watch accompaniment boasting offline playback support, a much requested feature from users of the music streaming service.

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Pandora launches Podcast Genome Project to make personalized recommendations

11/13/2018, 02:11 pm

Launching first in a limited beta, the new podcast-centric Pandora service is intended to introduce listeners to podcasts they might like, with recommendations generated through a similar system to the service's current Music Genome Project that combines algorithms and human curation to offer recommendations.

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Sirius XM to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion

09/24/2018, 08:09 am

An all-stock transaction, set to close in early 2019, would create what Sirius calls the "world's largest audio entertainment company."

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Pandora launches $14.99 Premium Family plan to counter Apple Music, Spotify

05/28/2018, 09:05 am

Pandora has launched a Premium Family plan that provides access to the music streaming service for up to six users priced at $15 per month, equalling the version offered by Apple Music.

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Apple Music pulled R. Kelly from curated playlists weeks ago amid abuse allegations, report says

05/11/2018, 08:05 pm

After revelations that music streaming leader Spotify ceased active promotion of R. Kelly songs and playlists as the singer faces assault and sexual misconduct allegations, a report on Friday claims Apple applied similar policies to its Apple Music service weeks ago.

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How to AirPlay music to your HomePod from Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, and Apple Music

02/23/2018, 10:02 am

The HomePod is not strictly limited to Apple Music playback through Siri -- it is also an AirPlay target, and can recieve an audio signal from nearly every app on your iPhone. Here are some of the most common apps, and where to tap to get that to play on your new speaker.

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Pandora opens up on-demand music to free & Plus subscribers

12/14/2017, 04:12 pm

Pandora is gradually rolling out on-demand music to listeners without a Premium subscription, putting it more direct competition with Spotify, and offering at least one advantage over Apple Music.

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine says services like Spotify & Pandora can't be profitable

11/29/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine once again criticized the business models of rivals in an interview published on Wednesday, this time arguing that streaming services without other attached businesses are inherently unprofitable.

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Pandora's CEO & other execs leave ahead of $480M Sirius XM investment [u]

06/27/2017, 12:06 pm

Three major executives -- including founding CEO Tim Westergren -- are officially leaving Pandora, one of Apple's biggest rivals in the streaming music space. [Updated with Australia and New Zealand pull-out]

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SiriusXM reviving talks to buy Apple Music competitor Pandora - report

05/18/2017, 12:05 pm

Satellite radio company SiriusXM is reportedly in "active discussions" about buying Pandora, which recently began tackling Apple Music head-on through the launch of its on-demand Premium service.

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Pandora Premium drops invite system, launches wide with iOS & CarPlay support

04/18/2017, 02:04 pm

Pandora Premium -- Pandora's on-demand music service, challenging Spotify and Apple Music -- moved out of an invite-only phase on Tuesday, launching for the general public including support for Apple's iPhone, iPad, and CarPlay.

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Pandora guns for Spotify & Apple Music with new Premium on-demand service [u]

03/13/2017, 10:03 am

Pandora on Monday announced that its long-promised on-demand music service -- Pandora Premium -- is rolling out this week, challenging rivals like Apple and Spotify with a handful of unique features, mostly focused on personalization. [Updated with more launch info]

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Pandora joins Apple Music in contributing to Hot 100 & other Billboard charts

01/31/2017, 03:01 pm

Song plays on Pandora are now contributing to how songs rank on Billboard's famous music charts, putting the streaming service in the same league as rivals like Spotify, Google, and Apple Music.

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