Tag: apple music
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...
January 18, 2016
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...
January 15, 2016
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...
January 11, 2016
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...
January 8, 2016
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...
January 4, 2016
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...
December 23, 2015
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...
December 23, 2015
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,...
December 21, 2015
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...
December 14, 2015
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...
December 1, 2015
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...
November 20, 2015