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 signed a deal at the beginning of the year for a TV series adaptation of “Are You Sleeping” starring Octavia Spencer, and now we know the deal is for a 10 episode season.
Apple is giving away a free extra month for you. The offer expires May 27, 2018.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at what the pending demise of Google Play Music means for Apple Music, plus they have a warning about a new Flash malware threat on the Mac.
The Google Play Music streaming service is shutting down this year and all subscribers will be forced into YouTube Remix, which may not support uploading your own music. That sounds like good news for Apple Music.
While acknowledging the two companies offer complementary services (music streaming and music identification), the EC identified two areas of concern anyway, but neither stand up to reason.
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.
Amazon has over 100 million Prime subscribers, which means now we know how big a competitor the company really is in the streaming video and music market.
The move was frankly expected in that Texture was a magazine subscription service when Apple acquired it, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman shed light on Apple’s specifics.
Adam Christianson from The Maccast and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet talk about what Apple’s coming end to 32-bit Mac app support means, plus they share some properties they’d love to see as original shows on Apple Music.
Apple Music now has more than 40 million subscribers, up from the 36 million milestone made public earlier this year.
Kelly Guimont and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at a new Web API that could make passwords obsolete, plus they share their thoughts on Apple landing a deal for Asimov’s Foundation series for Apple Music.
Apple’s Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston TV series is bringing on Kerry Ehrin as its new writer and executive producer.
It’s like MTV, without the reality crap.
iOS 11.3’s promised music videos section in Apple Music has shown up early. The new feature groups together music videos into categories like “Today’s Video Hits,” and “New Music Videos,” and “Music Video Playlists.”
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple’s time table for releasing its original TV shows, plus they talk about Jimmy Iovine reportedly scaling back his role in Apple Music.
Apple plans to start airing its original TV shows as early March 2019, but no later than summer 2019.
Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet from SXSW in Austin to talk about Eddy Cue, Apple’s stance of free speech, music streaming, Elon Musk, and more.
There will be 26 episodes split into two seasons.
President Obama is the hot property the streaming TV services want, and Netflix may be in the lead to land a deal.