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Apple turns to Twitter for Apple Music support

Got a question about Apple Music? If you’re a user rather than a journalist, there’s now a Twitter account for that. @AppleMusicHelp went live this week promising “official support available everyday, from 6am-8pm...
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Bob Lefsetz blasts Jimmy Iovine (again) over freemium views

We reported yesterday on Apple’s Jimmy Iovine’s latest opinions on freemium music. Now he’s been taken to task (again) in an entertaining column by industry blogger Bob Lefsetz. A short compilation of the ensuing...
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Apple Music: the music industry’s three-month verdict

Apple Music launched three months ago on 30th June. At the start of this month, the streaming service’s earliest adopters had to decide whether or not they wanted to start paying for it. From Apple we know that the service...
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Disclosure triple whammy: Apple, Spotify and YouTube marketing

Amid some of the predictions of an ‘exclusives’ war between Apple Music, Spotify and other streaming services, it’s emerging that artists can quite happily work with many of the big players – if their partnerships...
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Zane Lowe: Beats 1 is like a wide-eyed, sh**ting baby

Words you expect to hear from Apple employees about one of the company’s new service: ‘incredible’, ‘revolutionary’, ‘magical’. Words you don’t expect to hear: “We are three months old and babies make a...
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Apple Music launches in China

On 30 June this year, Apple Music launched in more than 100 countries, but one of the key markets for its parent company was missing from the list: China. Today, that’s changing: Apple Music has launched in China, along...
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Apple Music’s Android beta test may be getting underway

Apple announced earlier this year – and recently reconfirmed – that its Apple Music streaming service will be launching on Android in 2015. Now it seems the service’s beta test may be ready for the wider world ahead...
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Drake / Future album streamed 40.3m times in first week

Drake and Future’s new mixtape ‘What a Time to Be Alive’ was streamed 40.3m times on Apple Music in its first week of availability, according to Apple. That included 35.1m streams in the US alone. Apple had a week-long...
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Apple Music trial members thought to have reached 15m

In a week’s time, the earliest adopters of Apple Music will be deciding whether to start paying for the streaming service or not. The New York Post published some new figures garnered from “music industry sources” on...
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Drake and Future debut new album on Apple Music

Another week; another exclusive release for Apple Music, although how long this one lasts is open to question. Drake and Future have teamed up for a mixtape album called ‘What a Time to Be Alive’, which made its debut...
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Ellie Goulding: ‘On My Mind’ single withheld from YouTube and SoundCloud

It's a big day for fans of Ellie Goulding: pre-orders for her new album have gone live, and her latest single 'On My Mind' is making its debut on radio, streaming services and download stores. There are two prominent places...
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Ministry of Sound calls for Apple Music to reward curators

Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer has called for Apple Music to create a business model for third-party playlist creators, while warning fellow independent labels to beware of majors’ attempts to “manipulate” the...