Apple Music

How to Prevent Other HomePod Users From Affecting Your Apple Music Recommendations

Apple’s HomePod speaker is best enjoyed when linked to an Apple Music subscription, since this allows you to make the most of Siri’s enhanced music smarts and its DJ-like role as a personal music curator, or “mixologist”, as Apple calls it. As Apple Music subscribers will know, the streaming service learns your music preferences based …

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iTunes Chief Eddy Cue Says Apple Will Share Details on its TV Plans in 'a Little Bit of Time'

Apple iTunes chief Eddy Cue today spoke at Variety’s 2018 Pollstar Live event in Los Angeles, California, where he discussed Apple Music and the Music Business with Variety Executive Music Editor Shirley Halperin. Cue’s talk wasn’t streamed live for viewers at home to watch, but several attendees shared Cue’s major talking points on Twitter. Image …

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NikePlus Members Can Now Earn Apple Music Subscriptions and Exclusive Playlists

NikePlus members can now earn free Apple Music subscriptions and exclusive playlists by completing workouts or purchasing select Nike products. Nike didn’t reveal exactly how to unlock the perks, but by achieving various milestones in the Nike+ Run Club or Nike+ Training Club apps in a given month, NikePlus members can earn rewards such as …

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Apple Music Now Has 36 Million Subscribers, Could Eclipse Spotify in United States This Year

Apple Music now has 36 million paying subscribers around the world, an increase from well over 30 million reported last September. Apple confirmed the updated total to The Wall Street Journal, which today reported that Apple Music is growing at a faster pace than Spotify in the United States, and could soon eclipse the service …

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Apple Launches 'Apple Music for Artists' Analytics Dashboard

Apple is debuting “Apple Music for Artists,” an analytics dashboard aimed specifically at musicians. The new feature, which was outlined by Billboard, is meant to provide artists and bands with insight into the listening and buying habits of their fans. The dashboard home page offers up an artist’s current number of plays, spins, song purchases, …

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Def Leppard Now Available to Stream on Apple Music

Rock band Def Leppard has added its back catalog of music onto Apple Music and other streaming services today, following a years-long “power struggle” with Universal Records over the band’s digital song rights. Now, as Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliott explained to TeamRock.com, new executives at Universal Records have thought differently about the band’s …

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Sam Smith Documentary 'On the Record' Coming to Apple Music on November 3

Apple Music is getting another exclusive documentary, this time starring Sam Smith. “On The Record,” Smith’s documentary, will be released on November 3 on Apple Music alongside Smith’s newest album, “The Thrill of It All.” According to Variety, the documentary focuses on the success of Smith’s debut album “On the Lonely Hour” and how it …

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Billboard Charts Will Put 'Greater Emphasis' on Paid Streaming Services Like Apple Music in 2018

Billboard has announced that its Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts — which measure singles and albums, respectively — will begin weighing plays made on paid subscription streaming services/tiers more than plays made on pure ad-supported services/tiers in 2018. This means services that only support paid subscriptions, like Apple Music, will receive a “greater emphasis” …

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Apple Music Announces Short Film About Niall Horan's Debut Solo Album 'Flicker'

Apple Music subscribers will be able to watch an exclusive short film about the making of Niall Horan’s new album “Flicker,” with the movie and album set to launch simultaneously on October 20 (via Billboard). The film will showcase Niall in a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his debut album, similar to the short …

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Apple Nixes Elvis Presley Biopic Series From The Weinstein Company Amid Scandal

Apple has opted not to move forward with an Elvis Presley biopic series produced by The Weinstein Company following a sexual harassment scandal involving founder Harvey Weinstein, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The Apple Music project with The Weinstein Company was in the early stages of production, and would have seen Apple airing a 10-part Elvis …

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Barclays Proposes Apple Could Lessen iPhone 8 Pricing Impact by Including Apple Music/iCloud Bundle

Leading up to Apple’s September 12 media event, the exact price tag of the upcoming iPhone 8 has been one of the biggest question marks surrounding the smartphone. The latest rumors describe a premium device that will start at $999 (64GB) in the United States, then rise to $1,099 (256GB), and cap at $1,199 (512GB), …

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Apple Establishes New Streaming Deal With Warner Music Group, Will Pay Lower Rates

As Apple’s original Apple Music deals with record labels begin expiring, Apple has been pursuing lower streaming rates as it negotiates new deals. Apple recently reached a deal with Warner Music Group, reports Bloomberg, and the Cupertino company was indeed able to secure a lower rate. Warner Music Group will provide Apple with a catalog …

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Indie Rock Label 'Drag City' Releases Nearly Entire Back Catalog on Apple Music

Chicago-based independent record label Drag City has released nearly all of its back catalog of music — which began with the label’s inception in 1990 — onto Apple Music this past weekend. To celebrate the addition, Apple has created a new banner for the record label, allowing subscribers to listen to Drag City playlists categorized …

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Apple Shares New 'Carpool Karaoke' Trailer With 'Game of Thrones' Stars

As the second and third “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” episodes premiere on Apple Music tonight, Apple has released a new trailer for an upcoming episode that stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, the two actresses who play Sansa Stark and Arya Stark, respectively, in HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones.” In a play on the …

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Apple's 'Carpool Karaoke: The Series' Television Show Now Available on Apple Music

Apple’s second original television series, “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” premiered tonight and is now available to stream via Apple Music if you have an Apple Music subscription. The first episode of the series, which is based on the Carpool Karaoke segment made popular by “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” stars James Corden himself …

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