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July 3, 2015
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Music streams surged to 135 billion songs ahead of Apple Music debut

During the first half of 2015 Americans streamed some 135 billion audio tracks and music videos over the Internet, despite the absence of any major new services such as Apple Music, according to newly-published data from market research firm Nielsen. … Continue reading

July 1, 2015
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Opinion: Apple Watch + Music show intuitive software should be top priority for Apple’s new VP of UI Design

Like many other people, I signed up for Apple Music yesterday because it was intriguing and free. Having skipped earlier subscription music services, I didn’t have Spotify playlists to worry about losing or importing, and I hadn’t experienced truly unlimited access to a … Continue reading

June 30, 2015
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How to hide the Apple Music subscription service & get back Playlists parent menu in iOS 8.4

Though heavily hyped, Apple Music subscriptions may not be for everyone. Those who want to remove the streaming service from their iOS 8.4 Music app, and gain back easy access to custom playlists in the process, can easily do so … Continue reading

June 29, 2015
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Apple Music Coming to Sonos Home Audio Systems by End of 2015

Popular Wi-Fi home audio system manufacturer Sonos has supported direct streaming of Beats Music since the music service’s launch in early 2014, but the company has repeatedly stated it will not initially support Apple Music when that service launches this … Continue reading

June 29, 2015
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New iOS 8.4 will enable Apple Music, Beats 1 on Tuesday; Sonos, Android support coming later this year

In a blog post (that has since been removed), Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers–the former CEO of Beats Music–noted that Apple will make iOS 8.4 available at 8 AM Pacific Time on Tuesday, two hours earlier than the company’s … Continue reading

June 27, 2015
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Comments Off on This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music royalty reversal, iPhone rumors, Confederate controversy & more

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music royalty reversal, iPhone rumors, Confederate controversy & more

News about Apple Music dominated the week, especially a decision to reverse course on trial royalties, but other items grabbing headlines included future iPhone plans, expanded Apple Watch sales, and deep controversy over a ban on Confederate flags in the … Continue reading

June 25, 2015
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Taylor Swift to Stream Top-Selling Album ‘1989’ on Apple Music

Taylor Swift has decided to stream her most recent best-selling album “1989” on Apple Music when the music service launches on June 30 next week. After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music…and happily … Continue reading

June 25, 2015
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Apple Paying 0.2 Cents for Each Song Streamed Free During Apple Music Trial Period

Apple will pay record labels 0.2 cents for each song that customers stream for free during the three-month Apple Music free trial, reports The New York Times. The rate is similar to what Spotify pays out for songs accessed through … Continue reading

June 23, 2015
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Jay-Z’s Tidal music service loses its second CEO since launching this year

Apple Music may be sorting through its own not so behind-the-scenes shuffling ahead of its launch in one week, but the Jay-Z backed Tidal music streaming service is continuing to struggle at the top. Less than three months since starting … Continue reading

June 22, 2015
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Apple will now pay rights holders during Apple Music trial period, Eddy Cue says

Following widespread outcry over its policy of not compensating rights holders for streams during Apple Music’s three-month free trial, Apple software and services chief Eddy Cue said late Sunday that the company has reversed course and will indeed pay royalties … Continue reading

June 20, 2015
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Comments Off on This week on AppleInsider: iPad Pro features, Apple Music deals, Apple Watch hits retail & more

This week on AppleInsider: iPad Pro features, Apple Music deals, Apple Watch hits retail & more

With the end of WWDC the news cycle subsided a little, but was still active with news about Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad, behind-the-scenes deals for Apple Music, and the Apple Watch making a long-awaited debut at brick-and-mortar stores. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

June 15, 2015
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GarageBand for Mac Gaining New Features Alongside Apple Music Launch on June 30

Apple has updated its GarageBand for Mac website to confirm that the music and podcast creation software will be updated with new features on June 30 alongside the launch of Apple Music, as noted by Macworld editor Kirk McElhearn on … Continue reading

June 11, 2015
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Everything you need to know about Apple Music

After months of rumor and speculation, Apple on Monday unveiled its first foray into paid music streaming with Apple Music. Featuring access to an extensive iTunes-based catalog, human-curated playlists, Beats 1 radio and Connect social networking for artists, the product … Continue reading

June 9, 2015
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Comments Off on Apple confirms Apple Music will allow you to download albums for offline listening

Apple confirms Apple Music will allow you to download albums for offline listening

Streamed music is great for having access to almost everything, but it isn’t always ideal when you’re on the move thanks to patchy data coverage and carrier data caps. While Apple didn’t mention it yesterday, it has now confirmed to Re/code … Continue reading

June 8, 2015
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Sony Music CEO Confirms ‘Apple Music’ Unveiling at WWDC

During an on-stage interview at the Midem Music Industry Festival in Cannes today, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris confirmed Apple will indeed be introducing its “Apple Music” streaming service at its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote tomorrow, according to VentureBeat. While … Continue reading