Tag: Apple Music

European Commission Finds Apple in Breach of Competition Law After Spotify Complaint

In its preliminary conclusion, the EU Commission has found Apple guilty of breaching the competition law. The commission found that while Apple Music competes against other music streaming services, Apple has an unfair advantage over its rivals by charging them high commission fees and forbidding them from using alternative subscription methods. The findings are a […]

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To Be Tracked or Not? Apple Is Now Giving Us the Choice.

If we had a choice, would any of us want to be tracked online for the sake of seeing more relevant digital ads? We are about to find out. On Monday, Apple plans to release iOS 14.5, one of its most anticipated software updates for iPhones and iPads in years. It includes a new privacy […]

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Triller Network Acquires Verzuz, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland to Join Management Team

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland discussing a Verzuz event.Screenshot: Verzuz/YouTube It looks like it’s a case of owner money Verzuz executive money because creators Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have some huge news! According to Billboard, the streaming platform and global pandemic lockdown-era phenomenon has been acquired by Triller Network, which is the parent company of the […]

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Sounds of Blackness: Apple Music, ASCAP, Spotify and TikTok Celebrate Black History Month With an Array of Curated Playlists, Specials and Programming

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Welp, it’s official! Black History Month is finally here, and I for one couldn’t be happier. Though I’m Black 24/7/365 and don’t ever need a set date to bask in that glorious fact—there’s something about the first day of February that makes me wanna pick out my fro, put salt (NEVER sugar) […]

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What We Learned From Apple’s New Privacy Labels

We all know that apps collect our data. Yet one of the few ways to find out what an app does with our information involves reading a privacy policy. Let’s be real: Nobody does that. So late last year, Apple introduced a new requirement for all software developers that publish apps through its App Store. […]

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Apple Could Be Looking To Launch A Podcast Subscription Service

Right now, the podcasts you access from Apple are pretty much free. However, to better compete with Spotify and to attract more podcasters to its platform, it seems that Apple could be planning on launching their own podcast subscription service, according to a report from The Information (paywall). Advertising Apple has long offered users the […]

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You Can Now Stream Apple Music Directly From Google’s Smart Speakers

Given that Google owns its own music streaming service and how they view Apple as a rival, it’s actually interesting to see how Google’s smart speakers powered by Google Assistant, along with their smart displays, can now stream Apple Music directly from them. This is according to a recent update on Google’s blog. Advertising According […]

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Apple Music Coming to Google Assistant-powered Smart Speakers and Displays

Google today announced that it is bringing Apple Music support to its Google Assistant-powered devices including smart speakers and displays. This means that starting today Google Assistant devices like Nest Audio, Nest Hub Max, Nest Mini, and other Assistant-powered smart displays. Apple Music subscribers will have access to over 70 million songs and will be […]

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Saweetie Is Frustrated Her New Single With Doja Cat Was Accidentally Released Early

Thursday nights, also known as new music release nights, have become an event for music industry folks, and for rising artists in particular. Past midnight on Thursday — 9 PM if you’re lucky enough to keep west coast hours — is normally a time when artists are excited and happy, eager to share their new […]

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Taylor Swift And Megan Thee Stallion Pick Up Big Apple Music Awards Wins

Last year, Apple handed out its inaugural Apple Music Awards, which takes a different approach than the major award shows. Instead of having a long list of honors, Apple does things in a more meat-and-potatoes way, only handing out five awards. Now they have announced their 2020 honorees, and it’s a strong list. Lil Baby […]

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‘Believe It or Not,’ Jeezy and Gucci Mane Will ‘Put On’ for the Verzuz, and I Think Black Twitter Loves It

Jeezy on February 07, 2020; Gucci Mane arrives at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2018 on October 6, 2018.Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows (Getty Images), Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET (Getty Images) The year 2020 is really bringing people together—first Will Smith and Janet Hubert…now this! Advertisement What is “this,” you ask? […]

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Erykah Badu Sits Down With Ebro Darden for Apple Music’s Inaugural Episode of The Message

Image: Apple Music If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that no one—and I mean absolutely no one—is exempt from its crazy, not even Grammy-award winning artist Erykah Badu. And that’s exactly why she’s teamed up with Apple Music’s Ebro Darden for the inaugural episode of its new series, The Message. Advertisement In a press […]

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Did Timbaland Come and Talk to Us to Tease Jodeci for a Future Verzuz?

Jodeci Diary of a Mad Band album cover; Verzuz logo Screenshot: YouTube Have y’all been feenin’ for Verzuz ever since it ended? As Netflix’s Strong Black Lead editorial and brand manager and 2020 The Root 100 honoree Jasmyn Lawson told us, “I’ve loved every moment that we, as a community, have been able to come […]

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Apple One Services Bundle Will Be Launching Tomorrow

Back in September, Apple announced that they will be putting together a subscription bundle of its various services. Dubbed Apple One, this will see Apple combine various services like Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, and more into different packages at different prices that customers can sign up for. Advertising If this sounds like something […]

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All Of The Best Apple Music Playlists That You Need To Be Listening To

Last Updated: October 12th While the choices of what you listen to are virtually endless, recent years have added another decision to the equation: how are you going to listen. Uproxx has already highlighted one platform, Spotify, in search of the best playlists available across genres. But pretending that Spotify is the only source for […]

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Apple One isn’t the iCloud and media services bundle most users want

I can’t recall whether it was a parent or teacher who taught me this lesson at a young age, but there’s a fundamental difference between hearing and listening. Hearing is passive — what the ear does naturally to take in sound — while listening is active, processing and thinking about the meaning of sounds, then […]

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Spotify Slams The Apple One Bundle, Calls It ‘Anti-Competitive’

Yesterday during Apple’s Time Flies event, the company unveiled its subscription bundle, the Apple One. Basically, this subscription bundle(s) combines various Apple subscription services into several different packages that are much more affordable than if you were to buy them a la carte. Advertising However, it appears that while this sounds great for consumers, Spotify […]

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Apple One Brings All Of Apple’s Subscription Services Together

As per the rumors, Apple is said to have been working on creating a subscription bundle that combines various services together in more affordable packages. Dubbed the Apple One, that services bundle has since been officially confirmed where there will be several different plans for users to choose from. Advertising Starting with the Individual plan, […]

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Apple One Subscription Bundle Announced with Three Different Tiers, Prices Start from $14.95/Month

As rumored earlier, Apple has announced the Apple One Subscription bundle alongside Apple Watch Series 6 and a new iPad. The Apple One Subscription bundle offers multiple tiers that cost significantly less. Apple is packaging a group of services for a lower price than subscribing to individual services. This is expected to bring in recurring […]

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