Apple Music uses Shazam tech to pay rightsholders for DJ mixes
The streaming service is outlining how it plans to make sure rightsholders and musicians featured in DJ mixes are accurately paid.
September 10, 2021
Now Apple will let ‘reader’ apps link out to manage accounts
There is more news on how Apple is adjusting its App Store policies in response to regulatory pressures around the world. Japan is the focus this time.
September 2, 2021
South Korea to force app stores to allow alternative payments
Things are moving fast in the debate around how much app store owners like Apple and Google should be forced to open up their systems.
September 1, 2021
Spotify accuses Apple of ‘attempting to distract policymakers’
“Apple’s proposed concessions fail to address the most basic aspects of their anticompetitive and unfair App Store practices,” said Spotify’s legal boss Horacio Gutierrez in a statement.
August 31, 2021
Apple buys Primephonic, plans ‘dedicated’ classical experience
Apple has acquired the classical music streaming service, and while it is shutting down in the short term, it will be returning early in 2022.
August 31, 2021
Apple relaxes its rules on communicating with app users
Apple has announced some changes to its rules including one that's directly relevant to the company's ongoing battles with Spotify.
August 27, 2021
Campaigns :: 25 August 2021 – deadmau5, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, and Yungblud
Welcome to the jumble: Taylor Swift gets fans to unscramble clues Taylor Swift fans know all too well that she drops cryptic clues in her social media posts and videos; and Taylor Swift knows all too well that her fans comb...
August 25, 2021
Apple is launching a YouTube game show starring musicians
Apple's latest artist-marketing initiative is happening on YouTube: a video show called Play, Pause, Delete.
August 19, 2021
US Open App Markets Act chimes with Spotify lobbying goals
Well, not just Spotify. It's fair to say that the bipartisan antitrust legislation launched yesterday will also delight Epic Games too.
August 12, 2021
Elon Musk: Apple’s App Store fees a “de facto global tax on the Internet”
Elon Musk is a man who we suspect enjoys the fact that his off-the-cuff statements causes big ripples: initiating wobbles in the stock market, nudging cryptocurrency values off a cliff, and rallying his hoards of very partisan...
August 2, 2021
Apple debuts Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga GarageBand sound packs
Apple has announced a pair of new ‘remix sessions’ focusing on Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga, based on sessions that have been run in Apple Stores.
July 30, 2021