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Beats 1's Zane Lowe to Keynote Music Business Conference in Nashville as Apple Music Crosses 50M Paying Subscribers

The Music Business Association today announced that Beats 1 anchor Zane Lowe will be the keynote speaker at its 2019 conference on May 5 at 5 p.m. local time. The event will take place at the JW Marriott in Nashville. In addition to his Beats 1 role, Lowe is the Global Head of Artist Relations …

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Apple Music Subscribers Can Stream Songs Without Buying Wi-Fi on American Airlines Flights in U.S. Starting Friday

Apple today announced that, starting February 1, Apple Music subscribers can access Apple Music on any American Airlines flight in the United States equipped with Viasat satellite technology with no Wi-Fi purchase required. American Airlines is the first commercial airline to provide exclusive access to Apple Music through complimentary inflight Wi-Fi. This applies to the …

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Apple Music Debuts Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Video From Queen Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Apple Music today debuted a new exclusive special feature that takes a look behind the scenes of the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The 16-minute feature is called “Rami Malek: Becoming Freddie,” and it focuses on the transformation that actor Rami Malek went through to portray the Queen lead vocalist Freddie Mercury. Apple Music gained the …

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Apple Has Reportedly Acquired British Startup 'Platoon' Focused on Discovering Up-and-Coming Music Artists

Apple has acquired Platoon, a London-based A&R startup focused on discovering rising music artists, according to Music Business Worldwide. Platoon was founded in 2016 by Saul Klein, co-founder of defunct British video-on-demand service LoveFilm, and Denzyl Feigelson, who is a 40-year music industry veteran and has been advisor to Apple about matters related to iTunes …

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How To Play Music on HomePod When Activating HomeKit Scenes Using Siri Shortcuts

Although HomePod is available in Apple’s Home app, the company’s smart home speaker as of yet can’t be integrated into HomeKit scenes and automations. With such a feature, users would be able to activate their favorite HomeKit scenes, alongside a specific Apple Music playlist, album, or song from their HomePod. Reddit user Running_In_Space on r/HomeKit …

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Apple Music to Launch on Amazon's Echo Devices the Week of December 17

Apple and Amazon today announced that Apple Music will launch on Echo devices beginning the week of December 17. In a blog post, Amazon explains that Apple Music subscribers will be able to ask Alexa to play their favorite songs, artist, playlists, Beats1 radio stations, and albums, all through an Echo speaker. One example they …

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New Details on Apple's Negotiations With iHeartMedia Surface

Earlier this month, Financial Times reported that Apple had held talks with U.S. radio company iHeartMedia regarding the possibility of Apple taking a financial stake in the struggling radio company that filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. Despite its financial troubles, iHeartMedia remains the largest radio station owner in the country with over 850 AM …

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BBC Radio DJ Charlie Sloth Leaving Company After 10 Years, Reportedly Headed to Apple Music

BBC Radio DJ Charlie Sloth has announced this week that he is leaving the company, and according to various sources speaking to Music Business Worldwide, Sloth is headed to Apple Music. On the BBC, Sloth’s last appearance on “The Rap Show” will be on November 3. Image via BBC News On an Instagram post announcing …

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Apple Music Scores Exclusive Playlist Deal With Ministry of Sound Label

Apple has established an exclusive playlist deal with the Ministry of Sound label, an Apple representative told Variety this afternoon. Under the terms of the partnership, Ministry of Sound-created playlists will be available on Apple Music starting on Thursday, October 4. Owned by Sony, Ministry of Sound currently offers several popular playlists on Spotify, such …

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Apple's Carpool Karaoke Wins Short Form Emmy Award

Apple on Sunday won its first Primetime Emmy for original content, landing the accolade for Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke, which won Outstanding Short Form Variety Series at this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards (via Deadline). Carpool Karaoke began as a viral segment on CBS’ The Late Late Show With James Corden, before Apple acquired the …

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Apple Music Gaining 116 Global 'Top 100' Music Charts

Apple Music is introducing new top music charts for regional and global markets, reports Rolling Stone. Starting today, the music service will offer up 116 “Daily Top 100” charts that display the top-streamed songs on Apple Music. Charts, which are refreshed each day at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time, are available for every country where Apple …

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Publicist for Metallica, Madonna and Green Day Joins Apple Music

Brian Bumbery, a publicist who has worked with with Metallica, Green Day, Madonna, and Chris Cornell, has joined Apple, reports Variety. Bumbery ran his own press firm, BB Gun Press, before deciding to join Apple as a Director of Apple Music Publicity. Bumbery’s hiring comes as Jimmy Iovine, a key Apple Music executive, has completed …

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Latest Apple Music Android Beta Includes Support for Android Auto Platform

Apple appears to be testing integration of Apple Music with Android Auto, according to a report today by Android Police. Discovered in the the most recent beta version of Apple Music on Android, Apple’s streaming music app includes support for the Android Auto platform. With this support, Android smartphone owners can control playback of Apple …

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Nicki Minaj Says Spotify Retaliated Against Her After She Debuted Her Latest Album on Apple's Beats 1 Radio [Updated]

Earlier this month, hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj debuted her latest album “Queen” on her new Beats 1 radio show “Queen Radio,” just minutes before its wider release. And, by the sounds of it, that didn’t make Spotify very happy. In a series of tweets on Sunday, highlighted by Digital Music News, Minaj said Spotify retaliated …

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Beats 1's Zane Lowe Says Streaming Music Goes Beyond Apple: 'There is No League With One Team'

In a new interview today with The Los Angeles Times, Beats 1 host Zane Lowe discussed a few topics related to Apple Music’s daily streaming radio show, including the company’s rivals. Without directly referencing Spotify, Lowe explained the need for competition among streaming music platforms. “This is a controversial statement: I don’t ever want us …

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