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Zane Lowe hints at more Beats radio channels for Apple Music

Ever since Apple launched the Beats 1 radio station as part of Apple Music, there has been speculation that the inclusion of ‘1’ hints at plans for Beats 2, Beats 3 and more. Now Apple Music’s Zane Lowe has confirmed...
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Apple gets into shorter-form video editing with Clips app

Apple’s efforts in social media haven’t always gone to plan, but the company’s latest app looks like it could be a useful tool for people creating videos for other social networks. The app is called Clips, it was...
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Apple gets set for big augmented-reality push

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been expressing enthusiasm about augmented reality technology for some time. Now Bloomberg reports that his company is ready for a big AR push in its products. “People with knowledge of the company's...
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Apple Music and Spotify go head-to-head with Drake More Life stats

Drake’s ‘More Life’ album has been breaking records on Spotify and Apple Music, with the two streaming services engaging in a public battle of the stats yesterday. This time round, Cupertino emerged on top: Apple...
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Garth Brooks talks Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon

Country veteran Garth Brooks may have an exclusive deal with Amazon, but during his appearance at SXSW last week he had warm words for Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, if slightly cooler views on Apple Music. “Spotify came in,...
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Chance the Rapper claims Apple exclusivity payment of $500k

Chance the Rapper’s ‘Coloring Book’ was a big independent success story of 2016, albeit one backed by an exclusive deal with one of the biggest companies in the world: Apple. On Friday, Chance responded to questions...
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Apple’s iMessage Store has nearly 5k apps already

Six months after its launch, Apple’s iMessage Store – the in-app catalogue of stickers and add-ons for iOS’ native messaging app – now has nearly 5k apps available. That’s according to research firm Sensor Tower,...
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Zane Lowe: ‘There are no stories to be told on a playlist alone’

Apple Music’s Zane Lowe was one of the SXSW keynotes this week, and his speech included a reference to the ‘storytelling’ theme that’s been a feature of several recent industry conferences. “There are no stories...
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Apple Music estimated to be 10% of Apple’s services revenues

Apple Music reached the milestone of 20 million paying subscribers in December, but how much money is it making for its parent company? RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani has put out some estimates about Apple’s...
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Rumours still swirling about Apple TV and film ambitions

Could Apple finally be preparing to go properly Hollywood? Yes, says the New York Post, in a piece about the company’s evolving relationship with TV and film production studios. “Senior Apple executives have reached...
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Music’s future in a world of bots, smart assistants and invisible interfaces

The 'future of technology' session at last week's FastForward conference in Amsterdam, moderated by Music Ally, started off with a discussion about virtual reality. You can read our writeup of that here. The conversation...
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Music and VR: ‘People will pay if the content is good enough’

Virtual reality hardware sales are starting to build up a head of steam. Samsung has sold more than 5m Gear VR headsets, while Sony is closing in on 1m PlayStation VR sales, for example. That’s likely to increase the...