How to Correct Siri’s Music Choices

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Hey Siri

OK, so Siri isn’t always great at answering follow-up questions. (And if you talk to Apple’s voice assistant a lot, you’ve probably used colorful language at it because of that very thing.) But fortunately, it does parse follow-up requests well for music, so you can correct it when it chooses the wrong item to play. We’ll tell you how to do that in today’s Quick Tip!

Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke Teases Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner

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Apple is teasing a new episode of Carpool Karaoke on June 15th, and the trailer’s out. It features Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, and Jeremy Renner, and it looks pretty funny. The three are starring in a new comedy called TAG, which debuts the same day as this episode of Carpool Karaoke will be released, June 15th. That’s this Friday, and I can’t wait to see if season 2 of Carpool Karaoke is better than season 1. Judging by this trailer, that might be a big yes. The episode will be available on Apple Music when it’s released.

Ask Siri to Play the Top Song for Any Date [Update]

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Ask Siri to play the top song from a given date

“A Horse with No Name,” by America was the #1 song on April 3rd, 1972—I know this because I randomly picked that date to test this tip: ask Siri to play the top song from any given date, and you can be as specific as you want. [Updated to note that it requires an Apple Music subscription.]

Meet Pop Star Bazzi in New Apple Music Film (Here's the Trailer)

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Apple Music has a new movie out called Up Next: Bazzi. Part of the service’s get-to-know-the-new-artist series, this one takes a look at Detroit-raised pop star Bazzi. From Apple’s description, “Watch a short film about Bazzi, who grew up in a Detroit suburb before moving to L.A. and recording Mine, the smash hit that made him one of 2018’s breakout pop stars.” Both the trailer (below) and the full film were released Friday and are available now.

Apple Music Debuts 'Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band' Concert Film with Flea, More

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Calling all avant-garde punks: Apple Music will debut Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band on May 22nd, 2018. A concert film celebrating the 40th anniversary of Horses, this film was produced by Apple’s own Jimmy Iovine. With on-stage and back-stage footage, the show features Patti Smith and her band, Lenny Kaye, Jay Dee Daugherty, Tony Shanahan, and Jack Petruzzelli, who are joined with her guitarist Jackson Smith and Flea. Patti Smith was one of the big names in New York City’s punk scene in the 1970s, occupying what was often seen as the avant-garde edge of that scene. Put another way, Patti Smith is one of those iconic artists well known among musicians. Check out the trailer below for a taste of what this show will be like. If you want to listen to Horses, it’s on iTunes and Apple Music.