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Apple Music held a 72-hour event with music concert films

For Spotify, video has been mainly about short-form, looping clips to play in the background of tracks, as well as slightly longer interviews and footage to be inserted into playlists. For Apple Music, video has been more...
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MusicSmart app offers detailed liner notes for Apple Music

The history of streaming has seen plenty of standalone apps from independent developers try to plug the feature gaps they see in big streaming services. MusicSmart is the latest example. Created by developer Marcos Antonio...
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Lil Baby album gets digital ‘deluxe’ treatment with music videos

In the streaming age, what is a ‘deluxe’ album anyway? It’s more than just extra tracks and alternative versions. A number of artists have explored Spotify’s ‘enhanced’ playlists format, which inserts videos between...
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The power of smaller playlists. Why big is not always best.

*This topic was discussed in-depth on Music Ally TV. Watch the show in full here   In a world where the playlist is king, it is hardly surprising that getting on New Music Friday (NMF) has become the be-all and end-all...
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Apple Music adds artists’ audiobooks for streaming

We’ve written a fair amount about the differing strategies of Spotify and Apple Music when it comes to spoken-word content. Spotify is piling in to podcasts and giving them equal billing to music on its ‘audio-first’...
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Apple Music paid subscriptions are ‘up strong double-digits’

Apple published its latest quarterly financials yesterday, for the first quarter of 2020 (the company’s fiscal Q2). Services were once again a standout category for the company, setting another quarterly record of $13.3bn...
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Genius adds ‘At Home’ episodes of Verified show on Apple Music

Genius launched its Verified series back in 2016, where songwriters break down the lyrical meaning of their songs. In February this year, Apple got involved as both a distributor of the show as well as a co-producer, with...
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Apple Music adds 52 new countries taking its total to 167

Apple Music is expanding again, with its footprint now taking in an additional 52 countries. That means the service is now available in 167 countries, with Africa and Latin America prominent in the list of new additions – the...
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Apple Music boss Oliver Schusser to also head Beats subsidiary

Veteran Apple exec Oliver Schusser stepped up to take charge of Apple Music in April 2018. Now he’s adding another of the company’s music-related businesses to his role. From the end of this month, Schusser will...
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Apple Music launches ’Stream Local’ in South Africa and India

Apple Music is up to something interesting in South Africa and India: a new initiative called ‘Stream Local’ which focuses on local artists. News site OkayAfrica suggested that in the first of those countries...
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Apple Music launches $50m advances fund for independent labels

Apple Music has created a $50m fund to provide advances on future royalties to independent labels, as part of its relief efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic. A letter sent to labels and independent distributors explained...
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DSP Covid-19 updates: Apple ‘Come Together’, Spotify and Deezer trends

Streaming services have been talking about their latest actions and data amid the coronavirus pandemic. Apple Music has a new hub called ‘Come Together’ gathering new playlists including ‘Isolation Icebreakers’, ‘Work...