YouTube Red and Google Play Music are merging for a new service

Google has confirmed plans to merge YouTube Red and Play Music into a new streaming service. YouTube’s head of music said the move was necessary to take the services forward and attract new subscribers, but he insists nothing will change without plenty of notice.

Apple Music now boasts 6.5 million paying subscribers

More than 6.5 million people are paying for Apple Music, and another 8.5 million are still enjoying a free trial, Tim Cook has confirmed. Users “love the human curation” aspect that doesn’t come with rival music streaming services, the Apple CEO added.

Burberry launches official Apple Music channel

Luxury fashion retailer Burberry has launched a new Apple Music channel that allows listeners to enjoy songs and films that originate out of the company’s many partnerships with British artists.

iOS 8.4 now available, includes Apple Music

Apple just released iOS 8.4, the latest public release of its mobile operating system, and it includes support for Apple Music, Beats 1 radio and more. Take a full look at the release changes:

Apple Beats 1 radio service live, here’s the schedule

iOS 8.4 hit earlier this morning with Apple Music as the new highlight feature. Apple Music also includes the company’s new Beats 1 radio station, which will stream content 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It’s live now, and Zane Lowe kicked it off with a song called City from Spring King.

Apple Music will be available on Sonos speakers ‘ASAP’

Apple Music won’t play nicely with your Sonos speakers at launch, but the two will be compatible ASAP, according to Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers. The ex-Beats Music CEO confirmed the plans on Twitter ahead of Music’s launch on June 30.

Taylor Swift criticizes ‘shocking, disappointing’ Apple Music

Taylor Swift has already made her feelings about music streaming services pretty clear, and blocked Apple Music from offering her hit new album 1989. But in a new blog post, the singer labels the service “shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike” Apple.

Apple Music: Trent Reznor explains why you should use it

Apple announced Apple Music on Monday during its annual WWDC developer conference. The service will launch on June 30 and will offer users a 3-month trial before users will be required to pay a $9.99 monthly subscription. It offers some compelling features, like human curated playlists and 24/7 Beats1 Radio, but why else should you […]