Tag: Apple Music

Indian music streaming giant Gaana reaches 100 million monthly users, expands into video

Gaana, India’s biggest music-streaming service, said today that’s it is introducing videos to its app and offering artists more listeners’ data as it races to attract more users and talent to widen its market dominance. The eight-year-old service, owned by conglomerate Times Internet, also revealed that it has amassed 100 million monthly active users, up […]

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Beyoncé, Queen of Benevolence, Is Re-Releasing Lemonade Across All Streaming Platforms

Image: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) Beyoncé knows that 2019 has been a shit show, so not only did she bless us with a Beychella documentary on Netflix, she’s also re-releasing the audio from her album Lemonade. A benevolent queen. Per the lovely people over at Variety, your thirst will be quenched on Tuesday, April 23. […]

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You Can Now Use Amazon’s Alexa to Control Apple Music on Select Sonos Speakers

If you have a select Sonos-branded speaker and use Apple Music, then today your device is getting a nice little trick thanks to Amazon Alexa support. Beginning today, both the Sonos Beam and the Sonos One speakers support using Amazon Alexa to control Apple Music with voice controls. That support is available in Ireland, the […]

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Apple Music ‘For You’ Section Offering New Recommendations Based on Themes

Apple Music is still, technically, a fledgling service with a lot of room to grow. One of the areas that it can certainly improve upon is recommendations, based on suggestions, past listening, and “likes”. Themes can also be a nice way to offer up customized playlists, and, according to a new report, that’s exactly what’s […]

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Apple reportedly plans macOS Music and Podcasts apps to replace iTunes

Apple may finally be preparing to put its famous iTunes app out to pasture, as a new report today suggests that its one-time key components — Music, Podcasts, TV, and Books — will all be separate apps in the next major release of macOS. Mac-specific icons for unannounced Music and Podcasts apps were discovered today […]

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Apple Music ‘Winning the PR War’ as Spotify Loses Subscribers Over Songwriter Royalty Battle

The Copyright Royalty Board’s 2018 decision to raise the rate paid to songwriters over the next handful of years has led some streaming platforms to balk at the idea. That includes Spotify, which may actually be helping Apple Music net even more monthly subscribers. According to a report from Variety on Tuesday, Apple Music is […]

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Apple Music Reportedly Surpasses Spotify in the U.S. in Paid Subscribers

Spotify has been the leader in the streaming music battle for quite some time. And, internationally, the company retains that lead. But in the United States, a new report says that Apple Music, Apple’s feisty contender, has actually surpassed Spotify’s paid subscriber count. On Friday, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that, as far as […]

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Apple Music For Android Could Soon Get Chromecast Support

While music streaming services such as Spotify can be streamed directly through certain speakers, the same cannot be said for Apple Music. Instead, if users wanted to stream Apple Music through their speaker systems, they’d have to stream it over Bluetooth or connect a device to it. Advertising Unfortunately those are some of the “costs” […]

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Apple Will Offer HBO, Showtime, and Starz Subscription Via Revamped TV App for $9.99/Month Each, Monetize Its Original Content

A detailed report from WSJ has spilled the beans on Apple’s upcoming video streaming services and news subscription service due to be unveiled at its ‘Show Time’ event on March 25. The report mentions that Apple will be charging $9.99/month for Apple News Magazines. It will feature more than 200 magazines and newspapers at launch including content […]

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Apple Music Launching a New Multi-Lingual Playlist Called ‘Suave’ Soon

Apple Music has a variety of playlists to choose from already, but the music streaming service is getting another addition soon. As was first reported on Thursday by Billboard, Apple Music will be launching a brand new playlist called “Suave” soon. It will highlight R&B songs from various parts of the world, and it will […]

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Apple’s response to Spotify’s antitrust complaint ignores the elephant in the room: Apple Music

Shortly after Spotify revealed it was filing an antitrust complaint against Apple in Europe, the Cupertino company responded with a point-by-point rebuttal. But a look at Apple’s carefully crafted counterarguments reveals that it diligently ignored one of Spotify’s key areas of concern: Apple Music. The story so far By way of a brief recap, Spotify’s […]

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Apple’s response to Spotify complaint: ‘it wants all the benefits of a free app without being free’

(Reuters) – Apple on Thursday responded to Spotify’s complaint with EU antitrust regulators, saying the audio streaming service “wants all the benefits of a free app without being free”. Spotify, launched a year after Apple unveiled its first iPhone in 2007, said on Wednesday the company unfairly limits rivals to its own music streaming service. […]

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How much can Apple charge for video, news, and bundled services?

With a media event scheduled for March 25, Apple’s list of subscription services is about to grow from two — iCloud and Apple Music — to four, including Apple News Magazines and an Apple video service. Since many of the details have already leaked out, I’m wondering what Apple will charge for the new services, […]

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