Apple Music

Apple Music Said to Cost $2-$3 Monthly in India, Russia

According to an Apple Music sign-up menu popping up for a number of developers and public beta testers on iOS 8.4 beta 4, Apple’s upcoming music streaming service may be priced as low as $2 - $3 per month in countries like India and Russia, MacRumors is reporting. In contrast, the service will cost $9.99 per month in...

Apple Music Showing Up in Canada for Some iOS 8.4 Beta 4 Users [PICS]

Apple Music will launch worldwide in 100 countries on June 30 and for some iOS 8.4 beta 4 users in Canada, landing pages for the service have started appearing. Given how Apple’s website doesn’t state Canadian pricing or explicitly mention Canada as part of the launch, this is evidence we’ll most likely see the music...

Here’s How Much Canadians are Willing to Pay for Streaming Music

As reported by The Star, the latest Canadian Nielsen Music 360 report has revealed exactly how much Canadians are willing to to spend each month for unlimited streaming of music without advertising, something that has been a major concern for analysts, record labels, and online streaming services for quite a while. Turns out the majority...

Spotify Responds to Apple Music by Announcing 20M Paying Subscribers

In an official press release, Sweden-based streaming music service provider Spotify has responded to the recent launch of Apple Music be revealing that it has surpassed 20 million paying subscribers out of 75 million active monthly users. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company’s number of paying users is growing quite fast, having increased almost 33%...

Apple Music and Labels Under Antitrust Scrutiny in NY, Connecticut

According to a report by The New York Times, the attorneys general of New York and Connecticut have been quietly investigating Apple's negotiations with music labels, searching for any potential antitrust violations during the launch of Apple Music. The publication notes that the attorneys general of the two states wanted to know whether Apple pressured the music labels, or whether the...

Apple Music Can Stream 30 Million Songs—Except for The Beatles

According to a report by The Verge, the upcoming $9.99 per month Apple Music streaming service will give you access to a library of more than 30 million songs, but unfortunately, this number does not include a single song by The Beatles.The source highlights that Apple didn’t mention The Beatles during yesterday's WWDC keynote, which was the first...

Apple Music to Debut Worldwide on June 30

The day is finally here: Apple announced Apple Music, a single app that is a revolutionary music streaming service; a worldwide radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and a new social media platform that allows fans to connect with their favourite artists. And since it debuts worldwide on June 30...

Apple Aims High for Music Streaming Service: 100 Million Subscribers

Citing an anonymous source, the Associated Press reports that Apple is aiming high with its hotly-anticipated music streaming service: 100 million subscribers. That’s more than double the 41 million paying subscribers for music streaming services provided by Spotify, Pandora, Dezeer and others combined, as per data coming from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry....

Apple to Launch Music Streaming Service Tomorrow, Confirms Sony Music CEO

In an on-stage interview at Midem in Cannes today, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris has confirmed that Apple will unveil its new music streaming service tomorrow at the World Wide Developers Conference 2015 event in San Francisco (via VentureBeat). “It’s happening tomorrow,” Morris said during an interview primarily focused on his storied career in the music industry. He...