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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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Comments Off on Apple acknowledges reports of personal music files being deleted, iTunes update coming next week to hopefully fix

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

May 12, 2016
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Apple Aiming to End iTunes Music Downloads in Two Years [Update: Apple Says ‘Not True’]

Apple allegedly has an aggressive plan to “terminate” music downloads from iTunes within two years, reports Digital Music News citing sources with “close and active business relationships” with Apple. Apple is also rumored to be considering a three to four … Continue reading

May 12, 2016
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Report: Apple could shutdown iTunes music downloads in favor of Apple Music within two years

A report from Digital Music News today citing sources close to Apple claims the company is currently considering a plan that would see it shutdown its iTunes Store music download business within two years. The move would mean the company would stop … Continue reading

May 1, 2016
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Comments Off on This week’s top stories: iPhone 7 leaks, AAPL Q2 earnings, Apple Music releases, new apps & more

This week’s top stories: iPhone 7 leaks, AAPL Q2 earnings, Apple Music releases, new apps & more

There was lots of news for Apple this week with the company’s Q2 2016 earnings representing some notable declines across the board despite reporting $ 50.6 billion in revenue and $ 10.5 billion in profit. But readers were more interested in the … Continue reading

April 1, 2016
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Apple Music is ‘Distractingly Good’ for Taylor Swift in New Ad

Apple today debuted a new ad for its music streaming service Apple Music, this time centering around a workout session by artist Taylor Swift. The singer posted the 1-minute video on Twitter earlier this morning, captioning it as “based on … Continue reading

March 15, 2016
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Comments Off on Zane Lowe discusses Apple Music, Beats 1, Steve Jobs, & more in interview

Zane Lowe discusses Apple Music, Beats 1, Steve Jobs, & more in interview

In a new interview with Noisey, Beats 1 head honcho Zane Lowe has sat down to discuss a variety of topics. Lowe touches on he and Apple’s goal with Beats 1 and Apple Music, his musical inspiration, Steve Jobs, and … Continue reading

March 10, 2016
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Comments Off on Apple updates Radio tab with live Beats 1 show details and artwork in iOS Music app

Apple updates Radio tab with live Beats 1 show details and artwork in iOS Music app

Apple has rolled out a nice enhancement to the Radio tab in the Music app, further promoting Beats 1 as a live always-on service. As pictured above, rather than displaying the same static image of the Beats 1 logo with a Listen Now subtitle, … Continue reading

January 20, 2016
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Comments Off on iRig Keys Review: A mini MIDI Piano Keyboard for iPhone and iPad with big music potential

iRig Keys Review: A mini MIDI Piano Keyboard for iPhone and iPad with big music potential

The iRig Keys Mini is an electronic MIDI music keyboard that connects to iPhone and iPad with a Lightning cable. Although it isn’t regularly advertised, iPhones and iPads have had great support for MIDI input instruments and other devices for a long … Continue reading