Tag: apple music
Apple Music gets first channel from a global brand: Burberry
Fashion brand Burberry is launching a channel on Apple Music, becoming the first global brand to turn curator on the recently-launched music-streaming service. Burberry's channel will focus on "collaborations with emerging...
September 15, 2015
Google’s Eric Schmidt may not be the biggest Apple Music fan
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt – now executive chairman of its new parent company Alphabet – doesn’t seem to be seduced by the curation rhetoric of Apple Music. Schmidt wrote a guest column about the evolution of artificial...
September 14, 2015
AIM boss says majors ‘dreadfully wrong-footed’ by Apple Music
Indie body AIM’s boss Alison Wenham has criticised the major labels for agreeing to Apple’s original no-royalties plan for the three-month trial of Apple Music. “Why did they agree those deals knowing full well that...
September 11, 2015
Revamped Apple TV will include Apple Music service
As predicted, Apple unveiled a new version of its Apple TV set-top box, with a more powerful remote-control and the ability to download and run apps. And music, of course: Apple Music will be one of the first native apps...
September 11, 2015
How are artists actually using Apple Music Connect?
When Apple announced its Apple Music streaming service in June, I was most intrigued by the potential of its Connect feature: a blend of SoundCloud, Instagram and Twitter, where artists would post music, videos and photos...
September 9, 2015
comScore provides more data on Apple Music opportunity
Market research firm comScore has published its latest US Smartphone Subscriber Market Share report, including some data points that we can use to gauge the opportunity ahead for the Apple Music streaming service. According...
September 7, 2015
Ian Rogers’ next stop is luxury brand-owner LVMH
What could tempt former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers away from his berth at Apple? Yesterday, the destination of the outgoing executive was revealed: French luxury brand-owner LVMH, which counts Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Hennessy,...
September 2, 2015
Apple Music subscribers: 70% male but not just fanboys
Research firm Slice Intelligence has published some interesting data on Apple Music subscribers, based on a survey of more than 92,000 of them in the US. Among its findings: 70.2% of them are men, which Slice compares to...
September 2, 2015
Tidal and Apple disagree about reason for Drake-shaped hole in livestream
Rapper Drake’s appearance at Lil Wayne’s charity event the Lil WeezyAna Fest in New Orleans on Friday has been causing ructions for Tidal, which livestreamed the festival. The New York Post claimed that Apple had threatened...
September 1, 2015
Apple taps Remezcla for Latin curation on Apple Music
Fans of Latin music will be getting a bunch of new playlists on Apple Music, courtesy of a deal between Apple and website Remezcla. The company is one of the first partners creating playlists for the new streaming service...
August 28, 2015
Survey hints at Apple Music conversion rate for Watch owners
Smartwatch-focused research firm Wristly has published some new data on how Apple Watch owners consume media on the device, as well as what they think of Apple Music. Just 9% of them are using streaming music on the smartwatch...
August 27, 2015
Apple and Dr Dre respond to physical-abuse criticism
The release of the film ‘Straight Outta Compton’ has fuelled more discussion of the past behaviour of NWA co-founder (and now Apple exec) Dr Dre – specifically allegations of physical abuse against several women. Artist...
August 24, 2015