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Burna Boy is the latest Apple Music ‘Up Next’ artist

Apple Music has confirmed that Nigerian-born artist Burna Boy is its latest ‘Up Next’ artist, ahead of the release of his new album ‘African Giant’. Apple says that his music has already been streamed more than 100m...
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British DJ Charlie Sloth confirms he’s joining Apple Music

Hip-hop DJ Charlie Sloth left the BBC’s Radio 1 under a cloud last year, having invaded the stage at an industry-awards ceremony when another broadcaster won the category he was nominated in. At the time, Sloth had already...
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Ebro Darden promises more discoverability for Beats 1 content

Freshly installed as Apple Music’s global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B, Ebro Darden has been talking to Complex about his new role, and how Apple Music as a whole may evolve. “I’m just going to be looking...
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Apple Music appoints Ebro Darden as global hip-hop boss

Last year, Spotify poached Apple Music’s head of artist curation Carl Chery, who had a particular focus on hip-hop and R&B in his previous job. Now Apple has a replacement, and it’s a familiar face (or rather: voice)...
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Sandbox Issue 214: Radio Ahead. Pitching to the non-traditional radio giants

Lead: In the good old days, you could just employ a plugger to get your songs played on radio (or, if you had deep pockets and shallow morals, you could engage in some light payola). Today what “radio” actually is has...
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Nicki Minaj hits out at Spotify after Queen album misses #1 in the US

Nicki Minaj isn’t happy with Spotify at all. But this isn’t an argument about royalties: it’s about her new album ‘Queen’ only getting to number two in the US chart in its week of release, with Travis Scott’s...
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Beats 1 launches its first Spanish-language radio show

Beats 1 tiene un nuevo programa de radio que es en español y se enfoca en la música latinoamericana. Or to switch back into English: Beats 1 has a new Spanish-language radio show, focusing on Latin American music.
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Drake ‘More Life’ hits new milestones on streaming services

A week after the release of Drake’s new album ‘More Life’, we have some more numbers to play with to gauge its success. Apple has announced that the album was streamed 300m times globally on Apple Music in its first...
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Zane Lowe hints at more Beats radio channels for Apple Music

Ever since Apple launched the Beats 1 radio station as part of Apple Music, there has been speculation that the inclusion of ‘1’ hints at plans for Beats 2, Beats 3 and more. Now Apple Music’s Zane Lowe has confirmed...
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Zane Lowe: ‘There are no stories to be told on a playlist alone’

Apple Music’s Zane Lowe was one of the SXSW keynotes this week, and his speech included a reference to the ‘storytelling’ theme that’s been a feature of several recent industry conferences. “There are no stories...
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Zane Lowe talks Beats 1: ‘We want to thrive and build’

18 months on from the launch of Apple Music and its Beats 1 radio station, Zane Lowe has been talking to Billboard about the progress made so far. “The short answer is, it's going great: We survived the first year, and...
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Behind The Campaign: Jack Garratt – Sandbox 155

Jack Garratt released his debut album, Phase, in February but had already been named as the winner of both the Brits Critics’ Choice award and the BBC Sound Of 2016 poll. Guillermo Ramos, senior marketing manager, Island...