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B2B service Apple Music for Business has officially launched

We’ll avoid calling it Apple Muzak, for fear of trademark lawyers getting in touch. But Apple has officially launched the B2B version of Apple Music, called Apple Music for Business, as a partnership with brand-engagement...
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Motive Unknown boss expands on concerns over Apple/Linkfire deal

Last week, we reported on Linkfire’s data-attribution deal with Apple Music, as well as the strings attached which included the stipulation that to get the data, people had to put Apple Music in top spot on their smart-link...
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Linkfire gets Apple Music attribution data – with strings attached

Music-marketing firm Linkfire had a big announcement yesterday: it has a deal with Apple Music to provide more attribution data on what fans are doing on the streaming service after clicking or tapping through from artists’...
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Concertino web-app makes Apple Music better for classical music

Classical-focused streaming services like Idagio and Primephonic have made the flaws in the way the big mainstream DSPs deal with classical music one of their key selling points. However, it’s possible for third parties...
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Report suggests Apple services bundle could debut in 2020

This feels like one of those Apple stories that’s going to be speculated about every few weeks until the company announces it. Bloomberg is the latest media outlet predicting that Apple will launch a bundle of its digital...
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Apple Music ‘Replay’ playlists collect listeners’ fave tracks

On the surface, news that Apple Music has launched a feature called ‘Replay’ gathering people’s favourite tracks of the year might be seen as a copycat of Spotify. The latter’s annual ‘Wrapped’ promotion included...
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Apple Music reveals new ‘Up Next’ artist and launches country radio show

Apple Music has anointed its latest ‘Up Next’ artist, who’ll be getting a boost across the company’s music platforms. It’s Canadian artist Jessie Reyez, who’s actually been doing pretty well on Apple Music for...
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Next app creates Apple Music playlists using a ‘Magic DJ’

A new third-party iPhone app is aiming to help Apple Music subscribers “rediscover your own music library”. It’s called Next: Music App, and is the work of a developer called Sorcererhat. There’s sorcery built in...
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Apple services revenue hits a new quarterly record of $12.5bn

Apple reported its financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter yesterday (in calendar terms, the third quarter of 2019). The company’s revenues grew by 1.8% year-on-year to $64.04bn, helping Apple to turn a net profit...
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Apple Music partners with UK songwriting body The Ivors Academy

UK songwriters body The Ivors Academy (the organisation formerly known as BASCA) has inked an interesting deal with Apple Music. Set for three years, the partnership will “bring wider exposure and development opportunities...
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Zane Lowe to host New Music Daily show on Apple Music’s Beats 1

Apple Music’s push to turn popular playlists into radio shows continues. Its global creative director Zane Lowe is hosting a new weekly show called ‘New Music Daily’ (yes, the frequency may sound counterintuitive)....
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Fender taps Apple Music for its new Fender Songs app

Instruments-maker Fender has had a digital business for some time now: its Fender Play site and app has been teaching people to play guitar since 2017. Now the company has launched another app aimed at guitarists of all...