Tag: apple music
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
Apple Music helps drive record quarter for Apple services
Apple published its latest quarterly financials last night and – no surprises here – it’s still making plenty of money. The company’s revenues were up 7.2% year-on-year to $45.4bn in the second quarter (Apple’s...
August 2, 2017
Apple Music gets exclusive livestream from Tidal co-owners Arcade Fire
We’ve written regularly in the last year about the shift in definitions of ‘exclusives’ on music-streaming services. Bar the odd exception, few albums are now exclusive to a single service, but Apple Music, Spotify...
July 21, 2017
Information is Beautiful updates its streaming-royalties chart
Infographics site Information Is Beautiful has received a lot of attention in the past for its charts comparing royalty-payouts from music-streaming services. They’ve always looked, yes, beautiful, but there have been...
July 21, 2017
Startup Muru Music sees billion-dollar potential in ‘first AI DJ brain’
"I think we have the opportunity to be a billion-dollar company if we attack all verticals..." For a startup with just two full-time employees and AU$500k (around $386k) in funding so far, setting sights on a 10-digit...
July 17, 2017
Songstack and Albums! apps build on Spotify and Apple Music APIs
This isn’t a new thought, but the competition between Spotify and Apple Music isn’t just for the ears (and wallets) of music listeners: it’s also for the support of developers and startups. Spotify’s platform is...
July 14, 2017
Jimmy Iovine blames labels, YouTube and Billboard for bad albums
Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine has been making waves again, with an interview for Beats 1 in which he criticises labels for their handling of YouTube and safe harbour, suggesting that they are partly responsible for a decline...
July 4, 2017
Jay-Z ‘4.44’ album reportedly on its way to Apple Music
The release of Jay-Z’s new album ‘4.44’ as a Tidal/Sprint exclusive has created plenty of debate and controversy. Just ask Mark Ronson, who was tweeting grumpily about trying (and failing) to hear the album after...
July 3, 2017
Apple Music rolls out personalised ‘My Chill Mix’ playlist
Apple is making its latest move in personalised playlists, with the rollout of a new one called ‘My Chill Mix’. “A small number of test users got the new playlist yesterday evening,” reported TechCrunch. “An...
June 28, 2017
Apple Music wants a lower rev-share for music-streaming
News that Spotify had negotiated a lower revenue-share licensing deal with Universal Music was clearly going to have a knock-on effect. Bloomberg’s report yesterday that Apple is aiming to follow suit in its own licensing...
June 22, 2017
Apple bags Breaking Bad execs for ‘video programming’ roles
It’s actually a little unfair to characterise Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg as just ‘Breaking Bad execs’. As presidents at Sony Pictures Television since 2005, the pair have overseen shows including The Crown, The...
June 19, 2017