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...
November 9, 2018
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,...
November 1, 2018
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...
October 25, 2018
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,...
October 24, 2018
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...
October 15, 2018
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...
October 11, 2018
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.
October 11, 2018
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,”...
October 4, 2018
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...
October 2, 2018
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 –...
September 26, 2018
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...
September 26, 2018
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...
September 25, 2018