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. YouTube Red and Play Music already come as one package; when […]

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989 World Tour Live’ now available on Apple Music

Taylor Swift’s official tour film, “The 1989 World Tour Live,” is now available for streaming exclusively on Apple Music. Filmed at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia, the film includes an entire show with special guest performances, and never-before-seen backstage footage. “The 1989 World Tour — Live captures the excitement and energy of the hottest pop artist […]

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. Cook, speaking at the Wall Street Journal Digital Live conference on Monday — where he also […]

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. “Burberry has been commissioning work from and filming British recording artists since 2010 as part of its Burberry Acoustic program,” reports The New York Times. The “100 or […]

Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton’ album streamed 25 million times in first week on Apple Music

Dr. Dre’s new album, which is exclusively available through iTunes and Apple Music, has been streamed 25 million times in its first week, according to figures released by Apple. “Compton: A Soundtrack” has also sold half a million copies through iTunes. The new album, which features 16 brand new tracks, is Dre’s first album in 16 […]

Apple said to be making in-house music videos for Apple Music artists

Apple has begun creating exclusive content for its Apple Music service by producing in-house videos for several Apple Music artists, according to a new report. Drake, Pharrell Williams, Eminem, and M.I.A. are said to be among those who have created in-house music videos. In addition to Beats 1 radio, the Connect social network, and music streaming, […]

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: This update introduces Apple Music—a revolutionary music service, 24/7 global radio, and a way for fans to connect with their favorite […]

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. Beats […]

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. Beats Music was compatible with Sonos speakers, but when it’s taken over by Apple Music […]

Taylor Swift plea convinces Apple to pay royalties during Apple Music trials

Widespread criticism of Apple’s decision not to pay royalties during Apple Music’s free trial period has convinced the company to change its mind. Just hours after Taylor Swift spoke out against the policy on her blog, Apple announced it will now pay up while customers listen for free. The announcement came from Apple Senior Vice President of […]

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. Despite describing Apple as “one of my best partners in selling music and creating ways […]

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 […]