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Apple Music Radio adds live country and hits stations

Spotify’s ‘audio first’ strategy involves an aggressive move into spoken-word content with podcasts (and soon audiobooks?) to compete with live radio. Apple Music has followed a different path, with the...
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Apple Music adds mixes from Tomorrowland: Around the World

The recent online Tomorrowland: Around the World festival was a hit, reaching more than one million viewers. The festival has since launched its 'relive' website for ticketholders to watch the sets on demand. Now Apple...
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Billie Eilish gets her own Beats 1 show… with her dad

Forget dad-dancing: Billie Eilish’s father is dad-DJing, and rather than stomping off to her room in embarrassment like most children would, Eilish is joining him. Eilish and Patrick O’Connell have a new show on Apple...
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Apple Music’s ALT CTRL playlist gets a Beats 1 show

Apple Music has steadily been creating spin-off Beats 1 radio shows for its big editorial playlists, with the alternative-focused ‘ALT CTRL’ the latest to get the treatment. Beats 1’s Hanuman Welch will host the weekly...
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Apple Music reveals new ‘Up Next’ artist and launches country radio show

Apple Music has anointed its latest ‘Up Next’ artist, who’ll be getting a boost across the company’s music platforms. It’s Canadian artist Jessie Reyez, who’s actually been doing pretty well on Apple Music for...
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Zane Lowe to host New Music Daily show on Apple Music’s Beats 1

Apple Music’s push to turn popular playlists into radio shows continues. Its global creative director Zane Lowe is hosting a new weekly show called ‘New Music Daily’ (yes, the frequency may sound counterintuitive)....
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Apple Music’s ‘Rap Life’ playlist spawns a Beats 1 radio show

Earlier this month, we reported on suggestions from Apple that there will be more Beats 1 radio shows based on Apple Music’s flagship playlists. Lo and behold, one launched on Friday. ‘Rap Life With Ebro Darden’ is...
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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...