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 […]
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 Music is bringing some of those sets – in audio form – to a wider audience. It has a number of the live DJ sets available, including those from Alan Walker, Claptone, Steve Aoki, Charlotte De Witte and Armin Van Buuren, gathered on Tomorrowland’s curator page on Apple Music.
In more Apple/dance-music news, Lady Gaga has signed up to be a Beats 1 host, with her weekly Gaga Radio show – yes, we have Queen on our internal jukebox as we write this – to focus on interviews with dance music stars, and exclusive DJ mixes.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 twisted and turned so much as to be unrecognisable and the old ways of […]