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.
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.
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.
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.
Moving from Spotify to Apple Music? SongShift for iOS is an easy way to transfer your entire music library from one service to another.
iOS 13 added live lyrics to Apple Music, and Apple recently added a Lyrics to Live By video series from musicians.
Apple has released iOS 13.1 today with new AirDrop features, Share ETA in Apple Maps, and more, such as patches for security issues.
Charlotte Henry and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the latest web interface from Apple, and voice assistant points of view.
Apple is starting to get the hang of what being a services company really means. Charlotte and I have wrote about unofficial web players for Apple Music, and now Apple is beta testing an official one.
To use the new Apple Music web version, subscribers can visit the link beta.music.apple.com and sign in with their Apple ID.
At launch, the service includes many core features, like searching and playing songs from the Apple Music catalog, searching and playing songs from your library (if Sync Library is enabled), accessing your playlists and more.
Spotify is giving users the first three months of a Premium plan for free, bringing it in-line with Apple Music’s offer.
Today Apple Music launches the Shazam Discovery Top 50 playlist, which is a weekly global ranking of 50 trending artists.
The chart will be updated every Tuesday and is exclusively available to stream on Apple Music. Artists at the top of the first list include Ohana Bam, A$ton Wyld, Tones and I and Regard…The chart ranks songs that are trending in the U.S. and “over 10 countries”; artists from more countries will be featured soon.
Sounds cool but I hope it’s not filled with hip-hop, because that seems to be Apple Music’s focus.
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.”