Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe talks about where Apple Music is headed in a new interview. When it comes to Beats 1, Apples radio show, the team found something interesting.
It turns out users are four times more likely to complete an album if they’d pre-added it to their collection, 1.5 times more likely to listen to it again and they listen to music four times longer than other Apple Music subscribers. In short, Apple is trying to build a better hype machine than its rivals to counteract the popular, but depersonalised playlists that have come to dominate music streaming.
Apple is reportedly in talks with record labels about creating an Apple services bundle for Apple Music and Apple TV+ for one flat fee.
Moving from Spotify to Apple Music? SongShift for iOS is an easy way to transfer your entire music library from one service to another.
iOS 13 added live lyrics to Apple Music, and Apple recently added a Lyrics to Live By video series from musicians.
Apple has released iOS 13.1 today with new AirDrop features, Share ETA in Apple Maps, and more, such as patches for security issues.
Charlotte Henry and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the latest web interface from Apple, and voice assistant points of view.
Apple is starting to get the hang of what being a services company really means. Charlotte and I have wrote about unofficial web players for Apple Music, and now Apple is beta testing an official one.
To use the new Apple Music web version, subscribers can visit the link beta.music.apple.com and sign in with their Apple ID.
At launch, the service includes many core features, like searching and playing songs from the Apple Music catalog, searching and playing songs from your library (if Sync Library is enabled), accessing your playlists and more.
Spotify is giving users the first three months of a Premium plan for free, bringing it in-line with Apple Music’s offer.
Today Apple Music launches the Shazam Discovery Top 50 playlist, which is a weekly global ranking of 50 trending artists.
The chart will be updated every Tuesday and is exclusively available to stream on Apple Music. Artists at the top of the first list include Ohana Bam, A$ton Wyld, Tones and I and Regard…The chart ranks songs that are trending in the U.S. and “over 10 countries”; artists from more countries will be featured soon.
Sounds cool but I hope it’s not filled with hip-hop, because that seems to be Apple Music’s focus.
Apple Digital Masters is a new initiative that combines all of the Mastered for iTunes music into one global catalog.
Apple Music for Artists is a platform Apple launched last year that gives musicians an analytics dashboard. It leaves beta today.
Apple is slowly rebranding Apple Music, and its latest efforts include renaming the Apple Music alternative playlist to ALT CTRL.
The playlist, which features 50 songs, will change every week. Each song is hand selected by a group of curators. The songs featured have less to do with genre, and more to do with overall feel and themes.
“ALT CTRL, formerly known as The A-List: Alternative, is where you’ll find the best of those new left-of-center tunes.” reads the Editors’ notes on the new ALT CTRL page, “Alternative is more an attitude than a sound—music that colors just a bit outside the lines.”
On Apple’s accessories website, an Apple Music free trial banner was offering one month instead of three. But Andrew still sees three.
DJ Khaled announced on Instagram that he has been named Apple Music’s first artist in residence.
Ed Sheeran is the number one artist globally on Spotify, and his latest album is being heavily promoted on Apple Music too.
The Apple Music student trial has been doubled to six months, giving students even more value as they decide whether to join or not.
Today Apple announced Up Next Live, a series of musical performances featuring a variety of musicians and hosted in local Apple retail stores.
Eddy Cue said today that Apple Music has 60 million subscribers worldwide. Beats 1 also has “tens of millions of listeners.”
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a new approach to fighting robocalls and Spotify’s complaint against Apple.
macOS Catalina will turn iTunes into Music and add Podcasts and Apple TV apps. This means that media file locations will be a bit different.