Tag: apple music
Apple Watch software update brings more music features
Apple has pushed out its latest software update for its Watch smartwatch, and watchOS 4.1 has some notable features for music fans. Apple Music subscribers will now be able to browse and stream the entire catalogue from...
November 1, 2017
Sam Smith swaps Spotify for Apple Music in new video project
With every music-streaming service now keen on making original video projects with artists, should the latter pick one partner or find different creative treatments with several? Sam Smith is taking the latter path. Having...
October 25, 2017
With 16m music subscribers Amazon is no longer a dark horse
We’ll stress upfront that this isn’t an official announcement from Amazon: the company hasn’t abandoned its policy of keeping its key music stats to itself. Instead, this is an estimate from Midia Research, claiming...
October 25, 2017
What more could Spotify and Apple Music do for music marketers?
Streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music and their rivals have been working hard on back-end features for labels, managers and artists. But could they be doing more? The closing panel at Music Ally’s Sandbox Summit...
October 11, 2017
Apple Music now ‘well over’ 30m paying subscribers
Apple Music’s latest milestone should not be a surprise: the service’s growth rate has been such that it was on track to reach 30 million subscribers by the autumn. In fact, we were surprised the announcement wasn’t...
September 29, 2017
US surveys offer encouraging signs for Apple Music
We’re expecting a new milestone for Apple Music subscribers to be announced on 12 September at the iPhone 8 launch. If the service’s growth has held steady, it should have reached 30 million subscribers by then. Ahead...
September 8, 2017
Apple Music kicks off licensing renewals with new WMG deal
Spotify’s success in persuading labels to renew its licensing deals with a revenue-share more in its favour is starting to have a knock-on effect. Bloomberg reported overnight that Apple has renewed its own deal with...
September 7, 2017
Apple Music Festival won’t be taking place this year
It’s September, so why no announcement yet about which artists will be playing the annual Apple Music Festival in London? That’s because it’s not happening this year, with Apple seemingly calling an end to its long-running...
September 5, 2017
Analyst suggests Apple should bundle Apple Music with iPhone 8
Apple has confirmed that its next press launch will be on 12 September, which is when we can expect the iPhone 8 to be unveiled. Could there be some Apple Music news then too? It will be surprising if Apple doesn’t offer...
September 1, 2017
Why ‘A a a a a Very Good Song’ is becoming an iTunes hit
A track called ‘Why ‘A a a a a Very Good Song’ is 10 minutes of silence. Not in a John Cage conceptual way, but for purely practical purposes. Samir Rezhami created the track in response to a bug (or feature!) that...
August 11, 2017
Apple Music launches its first Carpool Karaoke episode
After a few delays on its way to people’s screens, Apple Music has launched the first episode of the standalone run of music show ‘Carpool Karaoke’ for its subscribers. Based on the popular segment of James Corden’s...
August 9, 2017
Apple Music ‘making no dent’ in Spotify… but that’s not the bigger picture
Research firm Edison Investment Research has put out a surprisingly-sharp note on Apple Music’s prospects of competing with Spotify, sparked by the latter’s announcement that it now has more than 60 million subscribers. “Apple...
August 4, 2017