Tag: apple music
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...
May 26, 2020
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...
May 20, 2020
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...
May 13, 2020
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...
May 11, 2020
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’...
May 4, 2020
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...
May 1, 2020
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...
April 21, 2020
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...
April 21, 2020
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...
April 20, 2020
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...
April 14, 2020
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...
April 8, 2020
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...
March 31, 2020