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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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Apple posts record Q3 revenues including services growth

Apple published its latest quarterly financial results yesterday, and the technical term for them is stonktastic, setting a new record for the quarter.