November 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The Financial Times is on a roll when it comes to Apple music scoops, from breaking the news on its Beats acquisition to yesterday's report that Apple "plans to push Beats to every iPhone". That's essentially...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has been talking about how he sees the technology and music industries working together, in an address to P Diddy's Revolt conference. Accepting an SFTB Award, Iovine gave...

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September 8th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

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Tomorrow is Apple’s big product launch day and it could confirm then what it will be doing with Beats Music after the $3bn acquisition of its parent company earlier in the year. Beats had previously...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music Group’s revenues for the first half of 2014 were down 10.4% year-on-year to €2bn, including an 11.8% decline in the group’s recorded music revenues to €1.6bn. While release schedules...

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August 4th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

Apple’s $3bn acquisition of Beats has cleared regulatory hurdles and is now complete. Last week the European Commission waved through the deal, stating that there were no “competition concerns...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yesterday we reported on claims that around 200 staff were being laid off from Beats Electronics, as it moves to complete its acquisition by Apple. Now the two companies have clarified the situation: jobs...

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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A fortnight ago, the tech press and music industry went into simultaneous meltdown about leaks regarding Apple’s plans to buy Beats for $3.2bn. Neither side would comment and then it all went very quiet,...

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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple may have won EC approval of its $3bn Beats acquisition, but the deal hasn’t actually closed yet – it’s expected to this quarter, assuming various lawsuits filed since it was announced...

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June 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When Apple bought Beats, industry thoughts quickly turned to a likely battle for exclusives with Beats Music’s streaming music rivals. We haven’t quite seen that yet in terms of big albums...

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