A redesign of the Apple Music Browse section is rolling out. You’ll see more content up front so you won’t have to tap as much.
It may not be a rebirth of iTunes Music Festival, but Apple has announced a live concert series to be held in Italy called Apple Music Live.
Apple Music has launched a multi-lingual playlist called Suave. It’s a global R&B playlist with songs in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Amazon Fire TV Apple Music launches today. The move follows Apple Music’s launch on the Amazon Echo last year.
Spotify, Google, Pandora, and Amazon are joining forces to appeal a ruling by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board that would increase payouts to songwriters by 44%. Can’t have the people producing music for your service making more money. But Apple isn’t joining the appeal, which makes musicians happy.
We thank Apple Music for accepting the CRB decision and continuing to be a friend to songwriters,” he said. “While Spotify and Amazon surely hope this will play out in a quiet appellate courtroom, every songwriter and every fan of music should stand up and take notice. We will fight with every available resource to protect the CRB’s decision.
Spotify launched in India under a week ago. It now has over a million unique users in the country, providing more competition to Apple Music.
SoundCloud artists can publish songs directly to Apple Music and Spotify, according to an announcement today.
Last year Apple Music got its very own classical music section, but it seems as if it has languished ever since.
Frustrations with classical music streaming are nothing new, but as Charles tells us, this is a problem that affects nearly every streaming music service, including Apple Music rival Spotify. In an effort to find out exactly what’s wrong with classical music on Apple Music — and what steps could be taken to address these problems — we asked Charles and Rumiz to detail the biggest issues with classical music on Apple Music.
If Apple execs really want to alleviate their firm’s dependence on iPhone sales, they should grow their media offering.
You can listen to your own library of music as well as the Beats 1 livestream and curated playlists.
We’ve heard the 50 million figure before but that included both paid users and people using the Apple Music trial.
Apple’s growing services business, and its increasing openness to having its software on other people’s hardware, is one of the most fascinating stories in tech at the moment. Tech blogger turned venture capitalist M.G. Siegler has written an excellent summary of the situation on Medium. As he says, the future for the company “is going to be… different.”
Incidentally, it was a pod that really started to change the equation. The iPod. In order to reach a wider audience with that device, Apple had to do something that was seemingly against Steve Jobs’ DNA: make software for Windows. (Ice water! In Hell!) And the slope ultimately proved slippery, albeit in a slow way. Eventually, we got (and then lost) Safari for Windows. And in the more recent era, Apple Music for Android. And Alexa.
Customers of Verizon Unlimited plans will get free, full Apple Music as a perk. This is for the Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans.
The bonus Apple Music should be launched in the next couple of days, according to the information that we received. Verizon is yet to make the announcement publicly, but the information comes from a source that has proved reliable in the past.
A few unofficial Apple Music web players popped up during the second half of 2018. Now, there is a new one in town for 2019. On Wednesday, Reddit user tatians posted that they had created Maeve. It is one of the slickest Apple Music web players I’ve seen, offering really good search functionality. Users simply log in to access their library on the web. Maeve also offers customizable themes. GitHub users can contribute to the project’s development.
Mr. McCartney’s most recent album—Egypt Station—was released back in September. It has 16 tracks and the song Who Cares has an anti-bullying message.
A software engineer built an unofficial Apple Music web player so that the service can be accessed by Linux users.
UK Apple Music subscribers received a code offering them £50 off a new HomePod device, worth £269, until 16 December.
Business playing music within their stores could be much easier in the future.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple Music coming to Echo hardware and fighting notification addiction.
Users will be able to ask Alexa to access their Apple Music starting December 17th via a new skill.