Tag Archives: iTunes

Apple’s new music service to offer lengthy free trial period, song samples

Apple’s new music streaming service won’t offer a free tier like many competing services, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to try it out for free. According to a report by Re/code, the Beats Music-powered service will feature a “lengthy” free trial period as well as song samples. Although Apple is very much still in the deal-making phase for its…

Apple hires several producers from BBC Radio

In addition to courting BBC Radio 1 producer Zane Lowe, more news is pointing toward four additional hires from the station. According to Music Business Worldwide, one of the producers is highly involved with BBC Introducing, which is a show that features up-and-coming artists. Lowe’s BBC producer James Bursey is supposed to be moving to Los Angeles…

Beats’ Jimmy Iovine and Trent Reznor leading Apple’s new streaming service development, iTunes Radio revamp coming

Former Beats executives Jimmy Iovine and Trent Reznor are leading development of Apple’s upcoming streaming music service, reports The New York Times. The report corroborates a number of other rumors surrounding Apple’s new service, it also sheds some new light on the roles of Iovine and Reznor, the potential launch timeframe for the service and…

Apple ordered to pay $533 million in patent trial

Apple has been ordered to pay $532.9 million in damages after a federal jury found that the company’s iTunes software was found to infringe upon patents held by Texas-based Smartflash LLC, reports Bloomberg. The patents in question were said to have been used without permission by third-party apps available through Apple’s App Store. Smartflash was…

Opinion: Apple is about to dominate streaming music

Apple might be late to the streaming music party, but that doesn’t mean the company won’t succeed in the market. In fact, quite the opposite. There were plenty of smartphones before the iPhone, plenty of tablets before the iPad, and you can bet that Apple Watch is going to trounce earlier wearables when it arrives in a couple of months. Apple has…

Apple’s Beats Music rebrand to feature deep iOS integration, Android app, $7.99/month subscription, more

Since Apple purchased the Beats Music streaming service as part of the company’s $3 billion acquisition of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s Beats, little has been said publicly about the company’s plans for the service. Rumors of a rebrand to the Beats Music app have been swirling for a while now but a new report from Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac has shed more light on…

How Apple can conquer the streaming market without innovating

Prior to Beats joining the Apple family, I was a staunch user of iTunes, and the iOS Music app. I’m a fan of the ecosystem, and the conveniences that come along with it. It seems difficult to remember now, but before Apple bought Beats, many were questioning the fate and direction of iTunes with the growth of services like Spotify. After purchasing…