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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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Prince's Estate Launches 23 of His Albums and New Anthology on Apple Music and Other Streaming Services

Sony Legacy announced over the summer that it had obtained the rights to release the “bulk” of Prince’s back catalog, namely the albums he debuted after he left Warner Bros. in the mid-nineties. Today, The Prince Estate digitally released 23 total Prince albums that first launched between 1995 and 2010 onto “all major streaming services,” …

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Verizon Subscribers With Unlimited Plan Can Now Sign Up for Six Free Months of Apple Music

Verizon and Apple last week announced a partnership that provides six free months of Apple Music service to new and existing customers with a Verizon Unlimited plan, and as of today, Verizon customers can sign up for their free Apple Music subscriptions. Verizon subscribers who have an unlimited plan can visit the Apple Music section …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Apple Music: 'We Worry About the Humanity Being Drained Out of Music'

In an extensive profile of Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek, Fast Company’s Robert Safian recently sat down to speak for a few minutes with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. The topic was, of course, Spotify and Apple Music, two of the major players in the streaming music market and …

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Apple Music Rolling Out 'Friends Mix' Highlighting Songs Your Friends Listened To Each Week

Apple Music appears to be rolling out an all-new weekly playlist called “Friends Mix” to a few subscribers today. According to Reddit user Reesyy, the new curated playlist will be filled with songs that your Apple Music friends are listening to. In order to keep track of which friend listened to each song, the playlist …

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Apple Shares Trailer for New 'TAG' Episode of Carpool Karaoke, Coming June 15

Apple this morning shared a trailer for what appears to be the inaugural episode of the second season of “Carpool Karaoke: The Series,” which kicks off on Friday, June 15 with an episode starring Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, and Jon Hamm singing songs like Bohemian Rhapsody. Renner, Helms, and Hamm are all starring in the …

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Apple Music Rolling Out Update With 'Coming Soon' Section, Album Launch Dates, and New Artist Profiles

Apple appears to be rolling out a series of updates for Apple Music today, including a small but useful new section called “Coming Soon,” which allows subscribers to check out new albums about to be released over the next few weeks. On iOS and macOS, the hub is located in the Browse tab > New …

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Apple Music Gets Global Music Publishing Division

Apple has launched an internal music publishing division, headed by industry executive Elena Segal, according to Music Business Worldwide. Segal had served as Director of iTunes International since 2006, covering a wide range of legal and licensing matters for iTunes around the world. She began her new role as Apple’s Global Director of Music Publishing …

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