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August 27, 2016
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Spotify Punishing Artists Who Offer Apple Music Exclusives [Updated]

Spotify and Apple Music are becoming increasingly bitter rivals, and according to new reports from The New York Times and Bloomberg, the feuding is now affecting artists. Spotify has been punishing artists who agree to Apple Music exclusives, displaying their … Continue reading

August 26, 2016
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Report: Spotify punishing artists that take Apple Music exclusives by limiting promotion

Following reports that Universal Music is preventing artists from agreeing to exclusive streaming deals with Apple Music and others, new reports claim Spotify is now limiting promotion of artists that take deals with rivals. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

August 21, 2016
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Frank Ocean releases new album ‘Blonde’ as Apple Music exclusive

Two days after dropping a "visual album" called "Endless," Frank Ocean on Saturday debuted his hotly anticipated album "Blond" — "Blonde" on Apple Music and iTunes — as a two-week windowed exclusive on Apple’s streaming music service. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

August 5, 2016
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Apple Music officially launches in Korea

Apple on Thursday flipped the switch on Apple Music streaming services in Korea, offering customers in the Asian market access to the customary three-month free trial through iTunes and the dedicated Music app on iOS. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

August 4, 2016
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Apple Music ‘Planet of the Apps’ series brings on Paltrow, Vaynerchuk, will.i.am

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, musician will.i.am, and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk will all serve as advisors to the app developers selected for the Apple ‘Planet of the Apps’ video series. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

July 31, 2016
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Kanye West Wants Meeting Between Tim Cook and Jay Z to End ‘Beef’ Between Apple Music and Tidal

In a series of tweets sent out this afternoon, musician Kanye West claimed that the schism between Apple Music and rival streaming music service Tidal is negatively affecting the music industry as a whole. West is one of the artists … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Apple’s New Music Royalty Proposal Would Make Streaming Costlier for Free Services Like Spotify

Apple has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board calling for a simplified way to pay songwriters and music publishers for streaming music, according to Billboard. While the change would benefit labels, artists and publishers, it would make it … Continue reading

July 2, 2016
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Opinion: Unpacking Apple, Beats Music and a possible Tidal acquisition

Yesterday the WSJ reported that sources indicate Apple is in ongoing exploratory talks to buy Jay Z’s Tidal music subscription business while carefully noting sources say talks may not lead to a deal. While Apple reportedly talking to Jay Z’s Tidal does … Continue reading

June 29, 2016
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Apple Modeling Apple Music Exclusive Content After ‘MTV in its 80s and 90s Heyday’

Apple has consistently been securing exclusive content, like Drake’s latest album “Views“, Taylor Swift’s “The 1989 World Tour” concert film and music videos from The Weeknd and Eminem. In a new feature from Rolling Stone, Larry Jackson, Apple Music‘s head … Continue reading

June 16, 2016
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Feature Request: Genius-like lyric annotation built-in to Apple Music

Earlier this week during its WWDC keynote, Apple added highly-requested support for lyrics to the Music app in iOS 10. While lyrics support wasn’t immediately live when the first beta was released on Monday, it has gradually been rolling out … Continue reading

June 14, 2016
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CarPlay in iOS 10: Improved Apple Music, removing & rearranging apps, more

CarPlay is something I’ve been following (and using) since it launched it late 2014. It was better than the status quo in many ways when it launched but had obvious room for improvements. iOS 9.3 made significant improvements to CarPlay … Continue reading

May 14, 2016
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Apple acknowledges reports of personal music files being deleted, iTunes update coming next week to hopefully fix

Apple has officially acknowledged community reports of inadvertently deleted music, with users left with missing tracks in their libraries that may never be recovered, in a statement to iMore. The company says that it is pushing an iTunes update next week with ‘safeguards’ to pre-emptively prevent … Continue reading

May 14, 2016
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Apple Confirms Music Deletion Glitch, Says Fix Incoming in Future iTunes Update

Apple today confirmed reports of an issue that causes music from personal collections to be deleted, telling The Loop it only affects a small number of users and that a fix is incoming in an iTunes update next week. “In … Continue reading