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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...