Media

  • St. Vincent’s ‘Mixtape Delivery Service’ Is The First Artist-Led Beats 1 Show

    St. Vincent’s ‘Mixtape Delivery Service’ Is The First Artist-Led Beats 1 Show

    Apple is planning an eclectic bag of tricks for its Beats 1 radio station, and artist-curated shows are part of that. The first such program debuts tonight at 7 PM PT / 10 AM ET, and it’s St. Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service, in which St. Vincent solicits and listens to requests for specific mixtapes from fans and then creates them from her own section of tracks. The idea behind… Read More

  • Apple Music And iOS 8.4 Now Available

    Apple Music And iOS 8.4 Now Available

    Apple has finally entered the streaming music game, with the launch today of Apple Music. The new service is available as a built-in part of its iOS 8.4 Music app for iPhone and iPad devices, and offers a huge catalog of on-demand tracks for streaming playback for just $9.99 per month, or $14.99 for a family plan that allows sharing with up to six users. The service is free for three months… Read More

  • Facebook Fights YouTube With Big Data On What You Watch Unmuted, Full-Screen

    Facebook Fights YouTube With Big Data On What You Watch Unmuted, Full-Screen

    Facebook wants to become your favorite Internet TV by tracking what a television never could. Today it announced a News Feed algorithm change that will show you more videos similar to ones you expand to full-screen, un-mute or opt to watch in HD, even if you don’t Like, share or comment. Those same signals will tell Facebook that a video is enjoyable so the News Feed shows it to more people. Read More

  • TC AppleCast 19: Apple Music Eve

    TC AppleCast 19: Apple Music Eve

    It’s the eve of Apple Music, which launches tomorrow, and all through the house, not a creature was withholding their content, not even a Taylor Swift. Also, Force Touch is basically a lock for iPhone 6/6 Plus S this fall, according to a new report from Bloomberg that says production on devices with the tech has begun. Apple Music arrives with iOS 8.4 at 8 AM PT tomorrow, and despite… Read More

  • Apple Music Launches With iOS 8.4 At 8 AM PT On June 30

    Apple Music Launches With iOS 8.4 At 8 AM PT On June 30

    Apple Music is coming tomorrow, and Apple Music Senior Director and former beats CEO Ian Rogers wants you to be ready, so he has revealed the specifics of when it’ll star rolling out. The official launch time for Apple Music is June 30 at 8 AM PT, per a Rogers’ blog post and Facebook event, at which time iOS 8.4 will be made available for users to update their devices. iOS 8.4… Read More

  • The SaaSing Of The Music Business Crunch Network

    The SaaSing Of The Music Business

    The music business is about to undergo another seismic shift. And Apple’s streaming service is the tsunami that will force the industry to rebuild. Again. It was around 2005 when I joined Warner Bros. Records as their new head of technology. I was the 20-something-year-old kid who was supposed to have every answer about all things digital. Read More

  • Meerkat Outs An Embeddable Player, Hooks Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

    Meerkat Outs An Embeddable Player, Hooks Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

    Livestreaming app Meerkat has launched an embeddable player so that content being broadcast to the app can be embedded into and viewed on other digital services. The first implementation of the player is with the Discovery Channel, for its annual Shark Week multi-platform event — which begins July 5. Read More

  • Taylor Swift Confirms 1989 Will Now Be On Apple Music

    Taylor Swift Confirms 1989 Will Now Be On Apple Music

    Taylor Swift has confirmed on Twitter that after Apple decided to pay artists for music streamed during their Apple Music three-month free trial period, she will indeed be offering 1989 (her latest album release) on the streaming service. Read More

  • Apple’s Beats 1 Radio Starts Broadcasting At 8 AM PT On June 30

    Apple’s Beats 1 Radio Starts Broadcasting At 8 AM PT On June 30

    Apple is set to begin broadcasting its Beats 1 24-hour live radio station at 8 AM PT on June 30, according to Apple Music Senior Director and former Beats Music CEO Ian C. Rogers. Read More

  • Jumptuit Makes Sure All Your Content Are Belongs To You

    Jumptuit Makes Sure All Your Content Are Belongs To You

    Do you ever find yourself searching for a specific photo or song, only to realize it’s either stuck on a different device or hidden away in one of your many cloud storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive? Launching today, Jumptuit is an app that will give users a single access point for accessing content across all of their devices and storage services. The app, which… Read More

  • Spotify Buys Beats’ Analytics Provider Seed Scientific

    Spotify Buys Beats’ Analytics Provider Seed Scientific

    Spotify wants to own big data about bands. Today it acquired analytics firm Seed Scientific to forge a new Advanced Analytics unit tasked with understanding and improving how artists, listeners, and brands interact with its streaming music service. Seed Scientific formerly served clients including Audi, Unilever, the United Nations, and importantly, Apple’s Beats Music. But with the… Read More

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