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August 15, 2019
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Comment: Apple should let people choose Spotify as their default music player

There was something of a mystery report this week. Apple and Spotify are reportedly in talks over potentially allowing Spotify users to control music playback with Siri […] According to The Information, Spotify and Apple are discussing a “plan” that … Continue reading

August 8, 2019
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‘Apple Music for Artists’ exits beta, now available to everyone with new iOS app and Shazam data

Last year, Apple launched an “Apple Music for Artists” platform that displayed things like analytical data, milestones, and more. That dashboard, however, was only available via the web and to a small group of artists. All of that changes today, … Continue reading

August 8, 2019
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Apple Music for Android beta adds Dark Mode, time-synced lyrics, more

Apple today has updated the Apple Music beta app for Android with a pair of notable features from iOS 13. With today’s update, Android users can now take advantage of Dark Mode in Apple Music, as well as time-synced lyrics. … Continue reading

August 2, 2019
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Apple Music shifts A List: Alternative playlist to ‘ALT CTRL’

After rebranding its A List: Hip-Hop playlist last month to Rap Life, Apple Music has given a makeover to its A list: Alternative playlist. The rotating collection of curated songs is now called ALT CTRL. more… The post Apple Music … Continue reading

July 30, 2019
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Entire ‘Tool’ catalog coming to Apple Music and iTunes later this week

Rock band Tool has announced today that it is finally joining the digital music era. The band took to Twitter this evening to reveal that its entire catalog will come to all digital and streaming services this week. more… The … Continue reading

May 27, 2019
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Report: iPhone 11 could let users send music to two Bluetooth devices at the same time

iPhone and iPad currently support multiroom audio to AirPlay 2 speakers. A new report from Macotakara says that Apple is adding dual Bluetooth audio support for the next iPhone. Dual bluetooth output could potentially enable two people to listen to … Continue reading

May 25, 2019
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Apple facing class action lawsuit over alleged iTunes & Apple Music data sale

Residents of Rhode Island and Michigan lead the suit, which maintains that Apple profits unjustly by releasing what users play in iTunes and on Apple Music to other companies, and also allowing third-party app developers direct access to what tracks … Continue reading

April 26, 2019
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Amazon rumored to launch high definition music service by end of 2019

Amazon is reportedly in discussions to license high definition content for a new premium subscription music service rumored to launch by the end of 2019, a move that could give the online retailer a leg-up over industry competitors Spotify and … Continue reading

April 5, 2019
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Apple Music subscription reduced in India in response to Spotify and YouTube Music launches

Apple has cut the cost of its Apple Music subscription in India, making the streaming service cheaper than the recently-launched rivals Spotify and YouTube Music to potential cash-strapped customers in the emerging market. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

February 26, 2019
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Apple Music option in Google Home app for iOS stirs rumors of coming support

The latest Google Home for iOS update, released on Monday, includes a user interface change referencing support for Apple Music, leading some to suspect that official integration with Apple’s service will soon debut for Google smart home hardware. AppleInsider – … Continue reading

February 11, 2019
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Apple Music lures in Grammy watchers with extended trial for using Shazam

Continuing a recent Grammy-themed marketing campaign, Apple on Sunday offered new Apple Music subscribers an extended four-month trial for using Shazam during the night’s ceremonies. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

January 11, 2019
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Lady Gaga removes track featuring R. Kelly from Apple Music and iTunes amid sexual assault allegations

In what appears to be a response to a host of sexual assault allegations against hip-hop star R. Kelly, Lady Gaga this week pulled a collaborative track with the artist from Apple’s content distribution services. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

January 8, 2019
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Apple Music lyrics & search expanding to several new countries

Apple has today expanded its lyric search feature in Apple Music to several new countries. This feature lets users search for songs within Apple Music by simply typing a portion of the lyrics. The company is also expanding lyric availability … Continue reading