Apple has changed course on its plans to deny royalty payments to artists during the 3-month Apple Music trial period following pressure from pop superstar Taylor Swift and other concerned artists.
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Apple today unveiled its long-awaited streaming music service. Apple Music will bring users millions of songs from the iTunes Store, music videos, lyrics, live DJs, curated playlists, and social media features that let users connect with their favorite artists.
The Grand Theft Auto series has long included a great variety of music in the form of genre-based radio stations, but previous entries in the series have also allowed players to create a custom “Self Radio” station based on their own collection of digital music files. While that feature was absent from console versions of the game, it has made a welcome return in the PC release of Grand Theft Auto V. Here’s how to use custom music in GTA 5.
At the end of last week’s iPhone 6 and Apple Watch event, Apple partnered with U2 to deliver the band’s latest album, Songs of Innocence, for free to the more than 500 million iTunes users around the world. It was an unprecedented move that made the award-winning Irish rock band’s latest offering the biggest initial album release of all time. The only problem? Some people really hate U2, prompting Apple Monday to release a method that disgruntled customers can use to remove the album…
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YouTube is reportedly planning to block the music videos of indie artists and labels who don’t agree to the company’s terms for its new paid subscription tier.
Apple’s iTunes Radio service – which provides free ad-supported streaming music via iOS, Apple TV, and iTunes – has surpassed Spotify to become the third-most popular music streaming service in the United States.
Singer Beyoncé made headlines last week with the unannounced release of a self-titled iTunes-exclusive album. Apple quickly highlighted it in the company’s iTunes and iOS Music stores, as well as on its website. That extra promotion, coupled with Beyoncé’s popularity, has propelled the album to record-setting sales.
The terms between Apple and the record labels for the iTunes Radio streaming music service were revealed by The Wall Street Journal late Wednesday. The report includes information on the amounts Apple must pay along with special circumstances that are exempt from payment. The newspaper reportedly obtained the information from independent record labels, which have recently begun talks with Apple to join iTunes Radio after the Cupertino company had already secured the major labels prior to WWDC. The Wall Street…