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Analyst predicts 164m paying Apple Music subscribers by 2023

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty – a veteran Apple-watcher – has made some interesting predictions for the future of that company’s ‘services’ business. That includes Apple Music, which...
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Report claims Apple has explored partnership with iHeartMedia

Apple Music’s involvement with radio is well-known: its Beats 1 station, with its roster of professional DJs and shows hosted by artists. But it seems Apple may be at least considering deepening its involvement in broadcasting,...
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Apple CEO: ‘Our own information… is being weaponised against us’

If you haven’t read any of the stories about Apple CEO Tim Cook’s speech in Brussels yesterday, they’re worth a look. Cook outlined Apple’s views on digital privacy, and while (of course!) he didn’t name Google...
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Report predicts 100-country rollout for Apple video-streaming service in 2019

Apple already has its ‘TV’ app, but speculation is mounting about the company’s plans to potentially launch a full Netflix-style video-streaming service in 2019. The latest report comes from tech site The Information,...
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Confirmed: Apple has bought music analytics startup Asaii

Music-analytics startup Asaii is shutting down this month because it has been acquired by Apple. The deal has been confirmed to Music Ally by the company's first investor. “As the first investors in Asaii, we are incredibly...
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Genius strikes lyrical deal with Apple Music

The company formerly known as Rap Genius has a new partner. ‘Encyclopedia of music’ Genius has announced a deal to make Apple Music the official music player on its site and iOS app. Genius’ database of lyrics will...
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Apple’s TV ambitions may move outside Apple Music in 2019

It’s a quirk of Apple’s slow-but-steady move into television production that its first original shows made their debut within Apple Music.
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Apple Music exclusive sees Ministry of Sound de-list (but not delete) Spotify playlists

Reports earlier this week of an exclusive playlists partnership between Ministry of Sound and Apple Music have now been confirmed. “All Ministry of Sound playlists and the monthly Ministry Mix – only on Apple Music,”...
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Ministry of Sound set for branded-playlists Apple Music deal

Dance brand Ministry of Sound is up to something with Apple Music, as revealed by a TV ad (as well as an Apple Connect post) with a prominent date: 04.10.18. MBW reports that “Apple Music is going to officially begin...
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Analyst claims Apple Music has an ‘iOS ownership advantage’

You may have seen some headlines overnight about Apple Music ‘converting’ people to subscribers at a rate “2.5x faster than Spotify”. But what does this mean, given that the two services have different funnels –...
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Shazam financials show revenue growth flattened in 2017 ahead of Apple acquisition

Apple completed its acquisition of music-identification app Shazam this week, but now the latter company has published its latest (and likely final) set of public financial results, via the UK’s Companies House. They...
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Apple to take Shazam ad-free after completing app acquisition

Shortly after receiving approval of the deal from the European Commission, Apple has completed its acquisition of music-recognition app Shazam. Its first move: to announce that the app will “soon offer its experience...