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February 16, 2018
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Shazam iPhone app updated, may herald future services integrated into Apple Music

The Apple-owned Shazam service has updated its app for the first time since the aquisition, and has added lyric syncing in real-time to a played song, better search results display, and an all-new track menu providing access to all the … Continue reading

January 11, 2018
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Hip-hop legend RZA set to lead Music Lab session at San Francisco Apple Store

Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA – one of the most acclaimed artists in hip-hop history – will host a free Music Lab session at Apple’s Union Square store in San Francisco later this month. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

December 24, 2017
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Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS and Mac music production. This week, Audio Damage releases the new and improved Filterstation2 … Continue reading

December 21, 2017
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Universal Music Group and Facebook sign multi-year licensing agreement

Music giant Universal Music Group has today announced a new “multi-year” licensing agreement with Facebook that will expand across the social company’s product line. The move will soon bring UMG’s music catalog to Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus. The news follows … Continue reading

December 18, 2017
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Apple Music, Beats under legal attack over third-party licensing practices

A musician apparently disgruntled at how Beats Music and Apple Music has handled its streaming obligations is looking to fire up a class action suit, and is accusing Apple of intentionally deleting records and under-counting downloads and streams in order … Continue reading

October 23, 2017
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Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music production this week

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week, we have Audio Damage’s Axon 2 drum synth for iPad, … Continue reading

October 20, 2017
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Apple Music snags Major Lazer concert documentary “Give Me Future”

In March 2016, Barack Obama became the first U.S. President to visit Cuba in 88 years, marking an easing of political tension between the world power and the small island republic. That same month, electronic music group Major Lazer self … Continue reading

October 12, 2017
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Teen interest in iPhone hits new high of 82%, Apple Music on the rise

Apple products like iPhone and Apple Watch continue enjoy healthy demand from young U.S. consumers, as new data from Piper Jaffray shows a record 82 percent of teens have iPhone in mind as their next smartphone. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

October 6, 2017
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Apple says ‘intermittent issues’ with many cloud services, inc Apple Music, Apple TV, iTunes Store, App Store

Apple’s system status page is displaying problems with a significant number of cloud services. At the time of writing, it is showing ‘intermittent issues’ for ‘some users’ for the following services: App Store Apple Music Apple TV iTunes in the … Continue reading

September 28, 2017
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Apple Music hits 30M paid subscribers, but the service isn’t good enough, says Jimmy Iovine

Apple Music continues to grow, Billboard reporting that it has now hit 30M paid subscribers – up from 27M in June. But Jimmy Iovine, who heads up the service, thinks what Apple is offering to subscribers isn’t yet good enough. I … Continue reading

September 5, 2017
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Apple reportedly ends ‘Apple Music Festival’ after 10-year run

Coldplay at the 2014 iTunes Festival Apple is reportedly ending its long-running Apple Music Festival initiative. According to a report from Music Business Worldwide, the company is ending the Apple Music Festival (formerly known as the iTunes Festival) as it … Continue reading

August 9, 2017
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Apple’s “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” now available for streaming on Apple Music

As promised, Apple on Tuesday released the first episode of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" to Apple Music subscribers, the firm’s second attempt at original episodic programming. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

August 8, 2017
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‘Carpool Karaoke’ showrunners discuss series ahead of Apple Music debut

In a new interview published on Monday, the minds behind "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" talk about the bit’s breakout success, transforming the segment into a full-fledged TV series and why Apple Music was the right fit. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

July 30, 2017
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Would you be interested in an updated iPod classic/shuffle/nano with Apple Music support? [Poll]

Earlier this week, Apple officially discontinued the iPod nano and shuffle by removing them from its online store and slowly phasing them out from retail locations. The move was somewhat out of the blue, but one that makes sense when … Continue reading