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Apple Music launches in China

On 30 June this year, Apple Music launched in more than 100 countries, but one of the key markets for its parent company was missing from the list: China. Today, that’s changing: Apple Music has launched in China, along...
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Apple Music’s Android beta test may be getting underway

Apple announced earlier this year – and recently reconfirmed – that its Apple Music streaming service will be launching on Android in 2015. Now it seems the service’s beta test may be ready for the wider world ahead...
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Drake / Future album streamed 40.3m times in first week

Drake and Future’s new mixtape ‘What a Time to Be Alive’ was streamed 40.3m times on Apple Music in its first week of availability, according to Apple. That included 35.1m streams in the US alone. Apple had a week-long...
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Apple Music trial members thought to have reached 15m

In a week’s time, the earliest adopters of Apple Music will be deciding whether to start paying for the streaming service or not. The New York Post published some new figures garnered from “music industry sources” on...
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Drake and Future debut new album on Apple Music

Another week; another exclusive release for Apple Music, although how long this one lasts is open to question. Drake and Future have teamed up for a mixtape album called ‘What a Time to Be Alive’, which made its debut...
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Ellie Goulding: ‘On My Mind’ single withheld from YouTube and SoundCloud

It's a big day for fans of Ellie Goulding: pre-orders for her new album have gone live, and her latest single 'On My Mind' is making its debut on radio, streaming services and download stores. There are two prominent places...
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Ministry of Sound calls for Apple Music to reward curators

Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer has called for Apple Music to create a business model for third-party playlist creators, while warning fellow independent labels to beware of majors’ attempts to “manipulate” the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...