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When Apple Music showed up, one of the biggest questions was whether or not it would get at least the same level of third-party hardware support as Beats. Will you have to chuck your Sonos speakers in favor of some Apple-blessed streaming audio gear? Not at all, apparently. The team at 1 Infinite...

June 28th 2015 at 5:14pm 0 Comments
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Determined to try Apple Music and its accompanying Beats 1 radio the very moment they're available on June 30th? The streaming service's senior director, Ian Rogers, is happy to help those early adopter impulses. He says that iOS 8.4 (and thus Apple Music) will be available at 11AM Eastern on that...

June 28th 2015 at 1:14pm 0 Comments
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Google must not be content to sit on the sidelines as Spotify tries to conquer the streaming media world -- the internet behemoth has unveiled a free, ad-supported version of Google Play Music's streaming service for the US. It'll be familiar if you've tried these no-charge listening options befor...

June 23rd 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Taylor Swift has a lot of clout in the streaming music world, it seems. Just hours after the singer railed against Apple for declining to pay royalties during Music's 3-month trials, Apple's Eddy Cue has promised that his company will pay musicians "even during [the] customer's free trial period....

June 21st 2015 at 11:53pm 0 Comments
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Taylor Swift isn't just miffed at Spotify for its low payouts to musicians... she has a beef with Apple, too. The pop star has written an open letter saying that Apple Music won't get her latest album, 1989, because the service isn't paying artists or producers during subscribers' 3-month trial pe...

June 21st 2015 at 12:58pm 0 Comments
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Smaller record labels are unhappy with Apple Music, so much so that some big-name artists may be unavailable when the company's new subscription music service launches on June 30th. Beggars Group says it's "very concerned, especially for artists releasing new albums in the next three months," abou...

June 18th 2015 at 8:36am 0 Comments
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Spotify has quietly rolled out its latest feature: a time machine. Accessible through a dedicated site, "Taste Rewind" accesses your current Spotify collection to suggest decade-specific playlists. The idea is to time-shift your current tastes to help open your mind to music from other eras. It wo...

June 15th 2015 at 8:08am 0 Comments
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When messaging giant Line signaled its intent to jump into music by acquiring Microsoft's MixRadio, it wasn't kidding around. Meet Line Music, a streaming music service for Japan that (to no one's surprise) is tied closely to the company's chat app. You can not only share tunes in your discussio...

June 11th 2015 at 2:56pm 0 Comments
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Now that Apple is launching a streaming music service, Spotify is going door-to-door to drum up backing for its forthcoming war. Of course, it doesn't need moral support as much as cash, and investors must think it's a safe bet, since they've stumped-up $526 million to the company's fighting fund....

June 10th 2015 at 8:01am 0 Comments
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Apple Music: As simple as the name is, what it offers is surprisingly complex. It bundles in a streaming service, a 24/7 radio network and a whole new social outreach tool for artists. Oh, and you'll use the same Apple Music app to access all your regular iTunes purchased music too. As soon as Jun...

June 9th 2015 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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You won't have to wait very long to give Apple Music a spin... even if you don't use any Apple gear. The Cupertino crew has announced that the $10-per-month streaming service will be available on iOS, Macs and Windows PCs on June 30th in 100 countries, and it'll arrive on both Android and Apple TV...

June 8th 2015 at 3:34pm 0 Comments
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Big changes are on the horizon for Apple's music-streaming services. After acquiring Beats Electronics last summer and luring famed DJ Zane Lowe away from BBC Radio 1, Apple announced that it is launching an internet radio station, dubbed Beats 1, as part of its new Apple Music service.

June 8th 2015 at 3:10pm 0 Comments