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Apple Music Awards return with big gong for Lil Baby

It’s nearly a year since Apple Music held its first awards, anointing Billie Eilish as its inaugural ‘global artist of the year’ with additional prizes for Lizzo and Lil Nas X. Now the awards have returned...
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Shazam reveals that it now has 200m monthly active users

The last time we had a figure for how many users Apple’s music-identification app Shazam had, it was 478 million annual active users in 2018. It’s not the most satisfying of metrics for gauging an app’s...
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Unilad Sound is now an official Apple Music playlist curator

Earlier this month, we wrote about how online brand LadBible had put Craig David and KSI on people's desks via an augmented reality music video. Now another part of the LadBible empire, music community Unilad Sound,...
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Apple Music makes Beabadoobee its latest ‘Up Next’ artist

Keeping all the music streaming services happy as an artist can be tough: Katy Perry was one of the most famous examples of a musician being penalised on one service for giving a rival an exclusive. So we doff our cap to...
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Apple Music’s new Gen-Z playlists include ‘Viral Hits’

Show this story to your nearest Grumpy Old Man Of Music and watch him explode: Apple Music has a new playlist devoted to tracks blowing up on TikTok. Well, that's not quite how the company puts it, but... "Social media...
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Apple Music gets more exclusive Ministry of Sound mixes

Apple Music and Ministry of Sound have a well-established partnership now, and it's yielding some new mixes for listeners on the streaming service. There's a mix version of Ministry's new 'The Annual 2021' compilation, but...
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Apple publishes financials and launches Apple One bundles

Apple's latest quarterly financials came out yesterday, but there was no new figure for Apple Music subscribers for analysts to digest. The company merely said that its music service set another quarterly record for revenue,...
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Apple Music goes Boss-eyed with its Bruce Springsteen Week

Apple Music is pushing all the boats out for the release of Bruce Springsteen's 20th studio album 'Letter to You'. There'll be a week of radio shows on its new Apple Music Hits station, plus an album listening party and...
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Apple Music TV channels classic MTV with music videos

Live radio is already one of Apple Music's big differences to its streaming rivals. Now it's trying out MTV-style music television, although for the most part without the VJs. Instead, Apple Music TV is a 24-hour channel...
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Report: Q2 music streaming revenues declined quarter-on-quarter

Research firm Counterpoint Research has published its latest analysis of the global music streaming market, claiming that it was worth $6.7bn in the second quarter of 2020. That's growth of 13% year-on-year, but a decline...
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Apple Music adds Defected and Glitterbox DJ mixes and live sets

The latest external playlist curator getting some love from Apple Music is independent dance label Defected Records, including its Glitterbox brand. It's providing Apple Music with some exclusive DJ mixes and live sets,...
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Keith Urban premieres new album with Apple Music livestream

Apple has a history of music-related livestreams: for example the broadcasts of its London iTunes-branded concerts back in the day. There's something interesting happening this year around livestreams and artists though. We...