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.
Square Enix has released every Final Fantasy soundtrack on Apple Music and Spotify. Search for “Final Fantasy original soundtrack.”
There’s been no mention of it on Square Enix’s social media channels, even the Final Fantasy-specific one. But it likely has to do with a special concert being given this week for FF VII, the remake of which is almost certain to appear at E3. I’ve listened to a few tracks and it all seems legit. The only thing is that many of the titles are in Japanese — so it might be difficult to pick out your favorite character’s theme or what have you if you don’t, you know, speak that language.
Next week Apple Music is hosting a Tyler The Creator concert in Los Angeles, California. It will be a free event for people aged 16 and older.
A recently updated Apple support page shows that Apple Music for Alexa is now available for Australian customers.
Apple has released the iOS 12.3 update, much of which is focused on a new TV app that the company introduced in its March keynote.
Google’s premium music service continues to trail Apple Music and Spotify – YouTube Music has significantly fewer subscribers than its rivals.
Apple hired former YouTube employee Lindsay Rothschild as Head of Creative Services, Music Publishing for North America.
The European Union is launching an Apple Music probe after Spotify accuses Apple of antitrust since it owns both Apple Music and the App Store.
LA art-rock band Tool had previously resisted being on streaming services, but now it has profiles on both Apple Music and Spotify.
Music streaming service Spotify now has 100 million subscribers, twice amount the Apple Music has, and 217 million users worldwide.