Tag: apple music
Apple Music’s 50m milestone includes subscribers and trials
Just a month after Apple Music revealed it had 40 million paying subscribers, there’s a ’50 million’ milestone plastered over the tech-news sites. This isn’t the most startling growth the music-streaming world...
May 16, 2018
Analyst predicts 40% annual growth for Apple Music
Apple Music has just reached the milestone of 40 million paying subscribers, but how fast will it grow in terms of the revenues it’s bringing in to Apple’s overall business? One analyst quoted in the Wall Street Journal has...
April 19, 2018
Cardi B album races to 100m first-week streams on Apple Music
It’s been at least a few days since the last Apple Music vs Spotify stream-count battle, so take a bow Cardi B, who’s the latest artist to be sending records tumbling in the streaming world. Her album ‘Invasion of Privacy’...
April 16, 2018
Apple Music now at 40m subscribers as Oliver Schusser becomes new global head
Last week, we reported on the “story” linked to someone claiming to be at Apple France who suggested that Apple Music was now on 40m subscribers. It was repeated in several outlets as fact despite the “executive”...
April 12, 2018
Apple hails 26m first-day streams for The Weeknd’s new EP
If Spotify needed a reminder yesterday to focus on the music-streaming competition rather than swinging share prices, Apple provided it. The latter company announced that The Weeknd’s new EP ‘My Dear Melancholy’...
April 4, 2018
Report claims Apple’s music app has 49.5m users in the US
Research firm Verto Analytics has put out some new numbers comparing Apple Music and Spotify in the US, but it’s important to understand exactly what it’s measuring. And what it isn’t. “This month’s Verto Index...
March 29, 2018
Apple adds music videos to its Apple Music streaming service
Apple Music is expanding its catalogue... with music videos. From today, Apple will have a catalogue of music videos – including curated playlists – sitting within its subscription service. Apple is describing this...
March 29, 2018
Apple’s Jimmy Iovine to ‘transition’ out in August says WSJ
That speculation that Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine is on his way out of the streaming service – and its parent company – won’t go away. This time it’s the Wall Street Journal reporting that Iovine “will transition...
March 22, 2018
Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music attract US young adults
Research firm Morning Consult has published the results of its latest survey, of 2,201 American adults, focusing on the music-streaming market. It found that 30% said they have a Pandora “subscription”, while 21% have...
March 21, 2018
Apple expands its Apple Music for Artists analytics beta
Apple unveiled its new analytics dashboard in January, with Apple Music for Artists available being tested by ‘a few thousand’ artists at that time. Now it’s opening up to wider numbers of musicians, although still...
March 14, 2018
Apple Music now has 38m subscribers and 8m trial users
In early February, Apple revealed that its Apple Music streaming service had 36 million subscribers. A month on, and that figure has increased to 38 million. The new figure was provided by the company’s SVP of internet...
March 13, 2018