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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...
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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...
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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’...
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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”...
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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’...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rihanna hits 2bn streams milestone on Apple Music

Rihanna may be one of Tidal’s co-owners, but she’s just reached a major milestone on another streaming service, Apple Music. “Rihanna set a new streaming record on Apple Music on International Women’s Day by becoming...