Verizon to offer free Apple Music to top-tier customers

Verizon Communications said on Tuesday it will include free Apple Music subscriptions in some of its top-tier data plans, deepening its ties with the iPhone maker. Apple is increasingly turning for growth to its services segment, which includes businesses such as iCloud storage, Apple Music and the App Store, and has been partnering with rivals in recent months. Two weeks […]

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Apple Music Phases Out Connect Social Feed

Apple Music has notified artists that it will be phasing out its Connect social feed. Artists won’t be able to post to Connect anymore effective immediately, and their existing posts will be removed by next May, according to an email sent to artists that was first published by 9to5Mac Thursday. “Today we’re streamlining music discovery by removing Connect posts from […]

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Apple Strikes Partnership With Genius on Lyrics, Apple Music Web Player

Lyrics startup Genius has entered a partnership with Apple that will bring an Apple Music web player to Genius.com, letting subscribers of the music service access full-length versions on the site. In addition, Apple is also adding Genius lyrics to its music service. “Being able to read lyrics and annotations on Genius while you listen along on Apple Music is […]

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Ed Sheeran’s ‘Songwriter’ documentary trailer drops

Ed Sheeran‘s documentary “Songwriter,” which Apple Music acquired in a seven-figure deal before the film’s Tribeca Film Festival deal this spring, is getting ready to hit the stage. The film from Sheeran’s filmmaker cousin Murry Cummings that chronicles the making of his 2017 album “Divide” will hit theaters via Abramorama beginning Aug. 17 at the IFC Center and in Los […]

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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ on Its Way to Shattering Streaming Records

UPDATED: Sixteen hours after its release, Drake’s new 25-song double-album “Scorpion” is averaging 10 million streams per hour on Spotify, according to an announcement from the company, and looks well on its way toward breaking a number of streaming records — it might even become the first album to pass 1 billion streams in the U.S. in its first week […]

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