Apple has released a new way to subscribe to Apple Music, this time for a little bit cheaper. Users can now pay up front for a full year of Apple Music and receive a discount of about 17 percent over the total on the month-to-month plan.
Millions of Apple users signed up to try Apple Music, but the free trial period ends soon, on September 30, 2015. If you’re currently signed up but don’t think the service is worth the regular $9.99-per-month price, you’ll need to cancel your Apple Music free trial before the end of the month in order to avoid being charged. Here’s how to do it.
Apple made waves this week by announcing that 11 million users have thus far signed up for its new Apple Music service. But considering the immense advantages that Apple Music has over its competitors, and the fact that we’re only halfway through the service’s introductory free trial, those 11 million users are not something to celebrate, and may even be a sign that things are going wrong for Eddy Cue, Tim Cook, and Apple.
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.
Interested in Apple Music? Find out how Apple’s new on-demand streaming music service compares to existing options like Spotify, Rdio, and Google Play Music.
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.
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.
Amazon on Thursday expanded its Prime membership offering with the launch of Prime Music, a Spotify-like on-demand music service with a catalog of more than 1 million songs. The company also launched new mobile apps to let customers access this new expanded music library from anywhere.
Apple is continuing to expand the variety of programming available on iTunes Radio with the addition this week of ESPN Radio and more than 40 local NPR stations.
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.