Apple recently hired Jeff Bronikowski from Warner Music Group as Apple’s global head of strategic music initiatives.
Apple Music is the name of the music and video streaming service developed, hosted, and managed by Apple.
The service has tracks from nearly every artist, comprising most of the music that most people would want to listen to. Tracks can be streamed on-demand or downloaded and played offline.
Apple Music also includes Beats 1, an internet radio station that broadcasts 24 hours a day.
‘Verified’ the show from Genius in which artists explain the lyrics to their biggest hits, will now premiere exclusively on Apple Music.
The National Basketball Association partnered with Apple to release its Base:Line playlist on Apple Music.
In a new interview Jimmy Iovine talks about the music industry, it’s future, and how it relates to tech companies. And he’s worried.
Federico Viticci recently announced his shortcut called MusicBot, which he says is the all-in-one assistant to Apple Music.
I created MusicBot for two reasons: I wanted to speed up common interactions with the Music app by using custom actions in the Shortcuts app; and I also wanted to build a series of “utilities” for Apple Music that could be bundled in a single, all-in-one shortcut instead of dozens of smaller, standalone ones.
I haven’t used this yet but Mr. Viticci is a master of shortcuts so I’m confident it’s a great tool to use.
Apple is running a promotion for Apple Music. From now until December 31 you can get free Apple Music depending on your subscription level.
Apple has removed the music app called Rewound that let people download skins to make the app look like old iPods.
To be fair, the iPod skins didn’t come pre-installed with the Rewound app—users had to download them separately once the app was installed. Though, you only have to look at tweets from users to see that the skins did in fact, look very much like the iPod Classic. However, Apple also reportedly took issue with the fact Rewound charged users for Apple Music features. Rewound says this was “less unreasonable” but noted that Apple had already approved in-app purchases before click wheel skins became popular.
”Less unreasonable.” I’d say that charging people for another company’s service is a big NO NO.
Apple Music Replay lets you see the top songs, artists, and albums you’ve listened to this year. Here’s where to find it and download it.
Spotify users have been sharing their #spotifywrapped playlists of 2019, and teasing Apple Music subscribers at the same time.
In the first ever Apple Music Awards Billie Eilish was named Global Artist of the Year and she will have a concert at the Steve Jobs Theater.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s new Music For Business service and upcoming Black Friday deals.
Apple is known for tackling the grandest of human challenges: best-of-class computational tools, responsible manufacturing, equal rights and respect for all, powerful story telling, privacy, security, and great planetary stewardship. Elevator music isn’t a worthy endeavor.
Apple not only wants to provide music for consumers but also businesses in the form of muzak. It has 25 clients so far.
An Apple services bundle, comprising of TV+, Music, News+ and perhaps other services may be on its way as soon as next year.
People that are on the US$4.99/mo Apple Music student plan will also get a free subscription to Apple TV+.
We continue to feel very good about our competitive position in the market. Relative to Apple, the publicly available data shows that we are adding roughly twice as many subscribers per month as they are. Additionally, we believe that our monthly engagement is roughly 2x as high and our churn is at half the rate.
Apple made a huge fuss about bringing about the end of iTunes, but app subscriptions are still managed in Apple Music.
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.