Tag: beats music

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Beats Music co-creator Fredric Vinna finally lands at Apple

Fredric Vinna was one of the creators of the original Beats Music streaming service, but left his job as head of product in February 2014 to join Spotify, just before Beats was acquired by Apple. However, Vinna has now...
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Apple Music Sonos support ‘soon’ as Beats Music shuts down

Apple has confirmed the date when its Beats Music streaming service will shut down: 30 November. The company has sent an email out to the remaining Beats Music subscribers encouraging them to switch to Apple Music –...
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Big-data battle heats up as Spotify buys Beats supplier

One of the dynamics of the intensifying competition around streaming music is the way acquisitions of the companies servicing this space can send people scrambling for new partners. When pre-Apple Beats Music bought D2C...
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Spotify for Business creator raises $10.9m

When Soundtrack Your Brand appeared in Sweden a year ago (Bulletin, 20-May-14), there was some confusion over whether its service based around providing Spotify to small businesses for their offices and stores was the work...
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Is Apple gaming its own app chart positions?

Medium has a fascinating piece on algorithmic glitches on the Apple App Store and how this can, in directly affecting chart placings in a crowded and fast-moving business, literally make or break an app. The two main examples...
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WWDC 2015 liveblog: Apple streaming music plans revealed

9.25am PST: Hello! I'm wide awake in San Francisco – and thanks to the miracles of jetlag, have been since about 3am. The main dramatic tension in Apple's WWDC keynote speech will be whether I suddenly slump, snoring, scattering...
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Apple streaming licensing deals expected to go down to the wire

On Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook will step onto a stage in San Francisco for his company’s WWDC keynote, with anticipation high that the announcements will include Apple’s new streaming music service. Yet the rumours...
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Apple tipped to push music buyers towards subscriptions

Today’s Apple Music speculation comes to you via the Wall Street Journal, which has some more titbits on what Apple may be announcing next week at its WWDC conference. It pegs the price at $10 a month rather than the lower...
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Facebook should watch out for Apple Music social features, not just Spotify

Apple's Ping remains one of its very few flops in the digital music world, having only lasted two years after its launch in 2010 as a way for music fans to communicate within iTunes. Its memory lives on, though, which...
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Yes, there WILL be free music on Apple’s relaunched iTunes

An important point whenever rumourmongering about Apple’s plans to relaunch Beats Music: the company has been throwing shade at free, unlimited on-demand streaming music (as epitomised by Spotify’s free tier on the desktop)...
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New report reaffirms FTC interest in Apple’s anti-Spotify plans

The reports of regulatory interest in Apple’s plans to relaunch its streaming service Beats Music – and possible anticompetitive behaviour to give it an advantage over rivals – are piling up. Yesterday it was Bloomberg...
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Apple’s iTunes relaunch: late dealmaking continues

One report yesterday suggested that Apple doesn’t have all the necessary licensing deals in place to announce its relaunch of iTunes and Beats Music on 8 June at its WWDC event. Another report yesterday claimed that the...