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YouTube partners with Merchbar to sell music artists’ swag underneath videos

YouTube is partnering with Merchbar on a new integration that will allow artists to sell their official merchandise to their worldwide fans from a shelf just below the video.  The addition is the latest deal focused on helping video creators make more money from their videos, beyond the revenue brought in through advertisements and subscriptions. Last year, YouTube announced a series of enhancements to the platform which focused on revenue generation, including channel memberships, premieres, me...
Tags: Google, Startups, Mobile, Media, Youtube, Creators, Artists, Merch, Merchandise, Apple Music, Youtube Music, Merchbar, Marshmello, Youtube Artists

The Apple TV app arrives on Roku, ahead of Apple TV+ streaming service launch

Ahead of the arrival of Apple TV+, the brand-new Apple TV app is launching on Roku devices, starting today. The app currently allows Apple customers to access their iTunes video library and subscribe to Apple TV channels directly from Roku devices. And, on November 1, it will also be home to the Apple TV+ streaming service, featuring Apple’s own original programming like The Morning Show, See, Dickinson, For All Mankind, Truth be Told, and others. The new app will authenticate users with thei...
Tags: Apple, Apps, TV, Television, Media, Samsung, Tech, Apple TV, United Kingdom, Streaming, Roku, Vizio, Cord Cutting, Streaming Service, Apple Music, Samsung LG

When Apple Music Matches Its Own Music Incorrectly

I don't understand why Apple can't get this right.
Tags: Apple, Tech, Blogging, Apple Music

Amazon Music arrives on Apple TV

Amazon Music is now available on the Apple TV, including both the Apple TV 4K and the Apple TV HD running tvOS 12.0 or later, Amazon announced this morning. The launch is yet another example of the eased tensions between the two rivals, who finally came to an agreement to support each other’s streaming media services on their respective platforms. With the new Amazon Music app for Fire TV, customers will gain access to millions of songs and thousands of playlists and stations, including Am...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Apps, Spotify, Media, Russia, Tech, Apple TV, Streaming, Streaming Music, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Amazon Prime Video, U S Spotify

Apple is killing its most-hated app, iTunes. Here's how it went from a popular music player to an outdated relic.

Apple eliminated the iTunes app on the new version of Mac software, macOS Catalina, which was released on Monday. Steve Jobs introduced iTunes in 2001 and launched the iTunes Music Store in 2003.  iTunes changed the way people buy and consume media, but also spurred hatred and complaints over the years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple's iTunes, the media library introduced to the world in 2001, is officially on its way out. At the June WWDC, Apple announced that it w...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Jobs, Steve Jobs, Trends, Radiohead, New York Times, Thom Yorke, Apple Music, Jimmy Iovine, Marco Arment, Marco, Catalina, Ping, Google Apple, Farhad Manjoo

Apple’s TV subscription service may come with Apple Music

In a little less than a month Apple will take on Netflix and Amazon Prime with their TV service and rumours are abound as to how they will corner the market. On the first of November Apple are set to launch Apple TV+, their latest entertainment offering. Having already cemented themselves as a top player in music streaming in the past 4 years, they are now looking to compete in the video streaming market. As the launch approaches there is speculation as to what Apple will do to compete ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Music, TV, Films, Video Streaming, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Netflix, Financial Times, Bundle, Apple Music, Digital Music News, Prime Video, Digital Video News, Video Service

Shazam Added 78 Million Users Last Year

Shazam finished 2018 with 478 million users, up 78 million from the previous year. The stat came as part of a UK financial filing that also showed that revenue fell 23% to just $38 million USD last year. But the drop didn't really matter since Shazam was acquired by Apple in November of 2018. Read the full 2018 financial filings here. [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Apple, Music, UK, Streaming, Apple Music, Shazam, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Shazam. Apple

A media super-bundle could let Apple dominate the streaming world

An all-encompassing media subscription plan could reshape the streaming world in Apple's favor, but can the company pull it off if music labels won't play along?
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Apple TV, Home Theater, Bundles, Subscriptions, Apple Music, Streaming Media

How to cancel your Apple Music subscription on a Mac computer

You can cancel your Apple Music subscription on a Mac using iTunes if your Mac is running macOS Mojave or earlier.  To change or cancel your Apple Music subscription, you'll need to access your account details through iTunes on your Mac. You have the option to change your Apple Music subscription to an individual plan, family plan, or student plan or to cancel Apple Music in your iTunes settings.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple Music offers a variety of p...
Tags: Mac, San Francisco, Trends, Apple Music, Catalina

Cannabis e-commerce startup Tokr, which just raised $1 million in seed funding, explains how it plans to broaden its appeal beyond hard core users

Tokr is an e-commerce startup that sells CBD and cannabis products direct-to-consumer. The company recently raised $1 million in a seed funding round led by cannabis-based private equity fund Merida Capital Partners. According to Tokr's founders, the biggest question from potential investors was about the company's marketing strategy. As publicly traded cannabis companies struggle, Tokr Chief Operating Officer David Mukpo told Business Insider the key to success in the field is being well-capi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Maryland, US, Trends, General Mills, Apple Music, Brian Campbell, Constellation Brands, Merida Capital Partners, Merida Capital Partners According, Tokr, David Mukpo, Mukpo

Apple is reportedly considering a subscription bundle for Apple Music and its streaming service Apple TV Plus, but the music industry is worried it will lose money on the deal (AAPL)

Apple is considering packaging Apple Music and the upcoming Apple TV Plus as a combined subscription, according to a new report from the Financial Times. Apple Music is currently available for $10 a month, and Apple TV Plus will launch on November 1 for $5 per month. Apple also offers Apple News Plus for $10 per month, and Apple Arcade, a subscription video game service, for $5 per month. While combining the services could provide savings for Apple customers, music industry executives are repo...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Trends, Financial Times, Apple Music, Aapl, Financial Times Apple Music, Anna Nicolaou, Patrick McGee

What’s New in macOS 10.15 Catalina, Available Now

Apple’s macOS Catalina arrives today, October 7. This free upgrade lets you use your iPad as a second display, draw with an Apple Pencil in Mac apps, and run more iPad apps on your Mac. Catalina is compatible with most Mac models released after 2012. If yours ran macOS 10.14 Mojave, it will almost certainly run Catalina. Dropping Support for 32-Bit Apps Apple has warned for years that 32-bit app support is going away, and this will happen when macOS Catalina arrives. Most apps should be upda...
Tags: Apple, Crafts, Mac, Apple Music, Catalina, Mojave, Catalina Available Now, Apple Pencil in Mac, Mac Catalina

Apple’s MacOS Catalina is now available

For years now, Apple’s been judicious with its MacOS updates. Understandably so. Given the massive online outcry every time Facebook changes the placement of a button, it’s in UX designers’ best interest to keep changes gradual and subtle. These days, the overarching philosophy of operating system design seems to be more about guiding the user’s hand and making pronounced changes over time. By the standard of annual consumer electronic upgrades that Apple has played a key role in perpetuatin...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, Mac, San Francisco, Gm, Starz, Voice Control, Zelda, Sidecar, Apple Music, Luna, Apple Pencil, Wacom

Spotify gains Siri support on iOS 13, arrives on Apple TV

In a long-awaited move, Spotify announced this morning its iOS 13 app would now offer Siri support and its streaming music service would also become available on Apple TV. That means you can now request your favorite music or podcasts using Siri voice commands, by preferencing the command with “Hey Siri, play…,” followed by the audio you want, and concluding the command with “on Spotify.” The Siri support had been spotted earlier while in beta testing, but the company hadn’t confirmed when...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Media, Siri, Tech, European Union, Apple TV, Waze, Carplay, Apple Music, Apple Spotify, Ios 13, Roku Android TV Samsung Tizen

Apple TV gets Spotify, and Spotify gets Siri

Apple and Spotify put their rivalry aside once more as their relationship strengthens even deeper with music streaming support. Following Apple’s iOS 13 launch last month, Spotify have updated their app to accompany the new operating system for Apple devices. The update brings with it extra support for the music streaming service on Apple devices. First off, with SirKit integration, Spotify now works with Apple’s voice controlled artificial intelligence. Until iOS 13 Apple kept music st...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Support, Siri, Apple TV, Competition, Pandora, Music Streaming, Rivalry, Apple Music, Digital Music News, HomePod, Low Data Mode

Why Can’t Music Streaming Services Give Good Recommendations for Classical Music?

Would it be difficult to develop algorithms to recommend classical music more effectively?
Tags: Music, Tech, Blogging, Classical Music, Streaming Music, Apple Music

Why haven’t Spotify released an offical pre-save tool?

Back in November 2016 Music Ally wrote an article about how Laura Marling fans could pre-save her new album on Spotify. This was the first ever pre-save. This functionality wasn’t (and still isn’t) an official Spotify tool, it was put together by David Emery (who now works at Apple Music) who was VP of global marketing strategy at Kobalt at the time. In a Music Ally follow up article David said “Their API lets you add releases to someone’s library if they authorise it,” “We’ve added a layer ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, UK, Taylor Swift, Blogging, David, Apple Music, Uncategorised, Laura Marling, Lewis, David Emery, Spotify Apple Music, Spotify Spotify, Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, Oliver Schusser

Uh, Those 'Death of iTunes' Rumors Are Starting to Look More Real

Apple appears to be giving us even more indication that those rumors about the death of iTunes may hold water.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple TV, Itunes, Rip, Wwdc, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts

Apple's Upcoming Music and TV Apps on Mac Revealed in Leaked Screenshots (mac rumors)

Apple is widely expected to unveil the next major version of macOS at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference next week, and rumors suggest that the update will introduce standalone apps for Music and Podcasts. Apple also confirmed that its TV app will be expanding to the Mac in the fall. Now, we have our first glimpse at what the Music and TV apps should look like courtesy of 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo, who has leaked screenshots of each app. Rambo says the screenshots are legitimate, rath...
Tags: Apple, News, Mac, Apple Music, Joe Rossignol, MacRumors, Rincon, Guilherme Rambo, Apple TV Don, Podcasts Apple, Watch Now Movies TV Shows Kids

QUICK HITS: Verve • Downtown Music • Dubset + Pioneer • SNG Music • UTA Adds Sean Hill

UMG's Verve Label Group has promoted two of its senior executives. Jamie Krents has been named executive vice president, Verve and Impulse!, and Dahlia Ambach Caplin has been named senior vice president of artist & repertoire for Verve and Impulse!. • Downtown Music Publishing has promoted Roberto Neri to Executive Vice President, U.K., and Head of European Business Development for its parent company, Downtown Music Holdings. In this dual role, Neri will lead broader acquisition and expans...
Tags: Music, Alicia Keys, ATM, Nashville, UTA, Apple Music, Downtown, Pioneer, Dj Snake, Bruce Houghton, Hill, U K, Thornton, Sony Music, United Talent Agency, Downtown Music Publishing

Indian PM Narendra Modi’s reelection spells more frustration for US tech giants

Amazon and Walmart’s problems in India look set to continue after Narendra Modi, the biggest force to embrace the country’s politics in decades, led his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party to a historic landslide re-election on Thursday, reaffirming his popularity in the eyes of the world’s largest democracy. The re-election, which gives Modi’s government another five years in power, will in many ways chart the path of India’s burgeoning startup ecosystem, as well as the local play of...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Social, Startups, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Spotify, Media, Government, China, India, Narendra Modi, US

TikTok Owner Preparing Streaming Service to Rival Spotify (Report)

ByteDance, the Beijing-based owner of the TikTok video app, is developing a paid streaming music service aimed at the same emerging markets that Spotify and Apple are seeking to explore, according to a report in Bloomberg. The app could be introduced as early as autumn, according to the report, which adds that the company has […]
Tags: Apple, Spotify, News, Bloomberg, Beijing, Apple Music, Bytedance, Tiktok

A VC with $575 million to spend lists the 3 qualities startups need to get her funding

Accel is a major venture company that has backed famous firms including Facebook, Spotify, and Slack. Its European arm has raised a new $575 million fund for entrepreneurs on the continent. The new fund will focus on financial technology, healthcare, and automation. Accel partner Sonali De Rycker said there are three traits that impress her when she meets a founder: lateral thinking; humility; and good storytelling chops. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Accel is, perhaps, ...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, UK, Samsung, Trends, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Accel, Deliveroo, Sonali De Rycker, Ilkka Paananen, Facebook Spotify, De Rycker, Facebook Supercell, Supercell Supercell, Paananen De Rycker

Listen to Our Playlist While You Write

Writing is 1% writing, 1% staring into space, and 98% doing little errands to “prepare” for writing. My favorite method of not writing is to compose a very specific playlist to “soundtrack” the thing that I’m writing. If you go hunting for the right music to write to, sorry, I’ve just ruined your excuse: here is…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Writing, Youtube, Lifehacks, Apple Music, Playlist, Featured Playlist

Apple Releasing iOS 12.3 With New TV App and Channels Feature Today (mac rumors)

Apple will today release iOS 12.3, the third major update to the iOS 12 operating system that first launched in September 2018. iOS 12.3 comes over a month after the release of iOS 12.2, an update that introduced the Apple News+ service, brought new Animoji, and included dozens of other changes. The iOS 12.3 update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update. As with all iOS updates, iOS 12.3 is free t...
Tags: Apple, News, Starz, Apple Music, Apple News, HBO Showtime, Juli Clover, HBO SHOWTIME STARZ, Animoji, History Channel Vault, LG Samsung Vizio

4 Benefits To Recording, Releasing Commentary For Your Music

Sometimes it can be hard to convey everything you want about your music through the album alone - luckily this creates the perfect opportunity to release commentary, giving fans insight into your creative process while keeping them engaged in the music. ____________________________ Guest post by Hugh McIntyre of the Symphonic Blog Do you ever feel like you’re not able to convey the full story when it comes to a certain song with lyrics alone? Maybe there’s a fantastic behind-the-sce...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Diy, Youtube, Marketing, Music Industry, Pandora, Guest Post, Indie, Musicians, Streaming, Apple Music, Music Business

Tough Love: Rift Between Spotify, Music Industry Growing

A contentious relationship from the beginning, the streaming industry and the rest of the music business have been increasingly at odds of late. Even as recorded revenues continue to rise, artists and publishers have grown increasingly frustrated with streamers like Spotify and Apple, creating a rift that shows no signs of healing. _________________________________ Guest post by Sergey Bludov, SVP, Media & Entertainment of global technology consultancy DataArt As the way in which mus...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Music, Congress, India, European Union, Guest Post, Warner, MMA, Apple Music, Bombay, National Music Publishers Association, YouTube Facebook, Spotify Apple Music Tidal, David Israelite

Apple Music Strengthens Publishing Division With Head of Creative Services Hire

Apple Music is continuing to build out its publishing division, recently hiring Lindsay Rothschild as Head of Creative Services, Music Publishing, for North America, Variety has learned. Rothschild arrives from Google where she led songwriter and publisher relations for YouTube as well as music publishing business development for YouTube and Google Play. Her new position […]
Tags: Google, News, Youtube, Apple Music, Rothschild, Lindsay Rothschild

Pandora slashes prices on its premium music streaming service for students and the military

To better compete with rivals like Spotify and Apple Music the music streaming service Pandora is cutting the prices on its Premium subscriptions for qualifying students and members of the military. Pandora’s new pricing plans mean that students will pay $4.99 per month, a $5 discount to its $9.99 Premium product. The price includes the same features of on-demand music, ad-free listening, offline access, and customizable playlists. For military personnel, national guard reservists, family ...
Tags: TC, Spotify, Tech, Software, Pandora, Pricing, Operating Systems, Apple Music, Pandora Radio

Apple Faces Inevitable Antitrust Headache as EU Launches App Store Investigation

An anonymous reader shares a report: Apple is facing an antitrust investigation that could have been predicted the moment it announced it was getting into the music streaming business four years ago. The company can most likely expect a similar investigation down the road after it launches its video streaming service later this year. The first investigation follows a complaint lodged by music streaming leader Spotify earlier this year, according to the Financial Times. Citing sources, the newspa...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Tech, Eu, European Commission, Silicon Valley, Apple Music, EU Launches App Store Investigation, Financial Times Citing