Music

Apple Music Service Rumoured for June Launch at $9.99: Billboard

While all eyes were on Apple sharing additional details about the Apple Watch and unveiling the all-new 12-inch Retina MacBook, Billboard has published a fresh update on what is happening with the music arm of the company’s business. Earlier reports claimed that Apple would take on Spotify and other competitors in the music streaming industry...

Google Announces YouTube Music Key Streaming Service For $7.99 Per Month

Today YouTube, a Google-owned company, announced a new subscription streaming service called YouTube Music Key. The service offers ad-free music on YouTube, along with offline viewing and background playback. The service, which is priced at $7.99, also includes access to Google Play Music. Google’s Spotify competitor gives users access to more than 30 million songs. Google...

U2 to Work with Apple on More Music Related Projects

Earlier this week at the iPhone 6 / Apple Watch launch event, U2 performed live at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, followed by the surprise announcement of a free digital copy of the band’s upcoming album. Today, in an exclusive interview with Billboard, U2’s manager Guy Oseary has revealed that the band has even more...

Apple Store iOS App Freebie: iMaschine by Native Instruments

The Apple Store iOS app has a new freebie available for download. iMaschine (normally $4.99) is currently available as a free download via promo code. In order to redeem the free download, launch the Apple Store iOS app, tap on the ‘Stores’ tab, then tap iMaschine. Once you tap ‘Download now for free’, you will...

Apple Demands iTunes Exclusive Releases From Record Labels

On-demand music streaming services like Spotify or Beats Music have started cannibalizing download sales on iTunes, according to some Apple executives. As a result, the company is now pressuring major record companies to offer new releases exclusively through its iTunes store, attempting to block their initial availability on streaming services, the LA Times reports. Citing sources familiar with...