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Apple confirms iAd shutdown as iTunes Radio goes premium

Last week’s rumours were correct: Apple is shutting down its ‘iAd App Network’ on 30 June this year, representing the failure of the company’s much-vaunted (at launch, anyway) mobile advertising network. The logical...
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Apple Music reportedly has 300k subscribers in Russia

It emerged earlier this month that Apple Music now has more than 10 million subscribers, but breaking down where those people are is the next task for the industry. Russian business newspaper Vedomosti has provided one...
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With 10m subscribers, Apple Music is growing fast

When Apple said in October that its Apple Music service had 8.5m paying customers, it was an impressive figure. However, it included people who’d forgotten to cancel their subscription before the initial three-month...
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Universal mines vintage dance remixes for digital release

Amazing music-industry job of the week: digging through crates of 80s and 90s vinyl for forgotten dance remixes, then gathering them for digital re-release in 2016. That’s what Universal Music’s UK Catalogue team has...
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More Beats radio stations may be coming to Apple Music

Who didn’t see this coming? Apple may be mulling plans for additional live-radio channels to accompany Apple Music’s Beats 1 station. The company has applied for trademarks in the US for Beats 2, Beats 3, Beats 4 and...
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The Beatles confirmed for nine music streaming services

I wanna stream your band. I saw her streaming there. Don't Let Me Download. Freemium as a Bird. Ob-La-Deezer Ob-La-Tidal. Being for the Benefit of Mr Ek. Playlist and Shout. Fraction of a Penny Lane. And so on. Yes, the...
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2015’s top 100 digital music stories

What a year, eh? From Taylor Swift and Adele to Apple Music and YouTube Red, taking in cancelled IPOs, mouthy label bosses and a Tidal relaunch event that saw Deadmau5 shunted out of position to avoid "helmet clash" with...
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The Beatles tipped to be streaming by Christmas

2015 may yet have one more digital-music surprise in store, with reports that the Beatles’ back catalogue will finally be available to stream from Christmas Eve. Billboard’s story has been making waves around the world,...
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Taylor Swift concert film to be an Apple Music exclusive

“Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes. I have a little surprise for you,” tweeted Taylor Swift yesterday, adding the hashtags #1989WorldTourLIVE and #applemusic for good measure. That was the first announcement...
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Sonos confirms Apple Music support from 15 December

Apple promised that its Apple Music streaming service would work with Sonos hi-fis by the end of 2015, and so it will – albeit in beta form. “We are excited to tell you that Apple Music will be available on Sonos December...
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Twitter reacts to Jimmy Iovine comments about women and music

Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine is digging himself out of a hole this morning, after his comments he made on CBS’ This Morning show about women and music discovery. "I always knew that women, some women, at times find it...
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Adele is an outlier and that extends to her streaming holdout

Adele’s new album ’25’ is released today, and it won’t be available on streaming services. And unlike Taylor Swift, this isn’t a strategy focused on Spotify with its ‘no premium windowing’ stance. Adele’s...