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Spotify set to finally get Siri support in iOS 13

Earlier this year, Spotify began taking aim at Apple with claims of anti-competitive behaviour and calling for an EU anti-trust investigation. Aside from the 30% iOS App Store tax, one of Spotify’s complaints was a lack of Siri support for its competing music streaming service and now several months later, …

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Apple might also be acquiring Tidal

It has been almost a year since Apple first launched Apple Music, which was first put in the works after the company acquired Dr Dre’s Beats for $3 billion. Now, Apple is setting its sights on Tidal, the high-fidelity music streaming service that has been spear-headed by Jay Z since he …

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Apple Music reportedly has 10 million subscribers

Apple Music seems to be doing quite well for itself according to new reports, with sources claiming that the service has already managed to garner up ten million subscribers. This is half that of Spotify, which is reported to have around 20 million paying subscribers though it has been around …

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Apple is finally shutting down Beats Music

It was big news last year when Apple bought out Beats Music, but the service kept running for some time while Apple figured out what to do with the acquisition. Now that Apple Music is finally out and is steadily building up its own subscriber base, it is time for …

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Apple Music now has 6.5 million paying subscribers

When Apple announced its music streaming platform, Apple Music earlier this year, many thought it might struggle, as it was entering an already saturated space. While iTunes was once the darling of the listening world, it had fallen behind the times and industry giants like Spotify and Pandora stomped around …

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Spotify might limit free streaming from next year

It looks like Spotify might be preparing to limit its free streaming tier from early 2016 onwards in order to keep record labels signed on to the service. Spotify is apparently facing pressure from labels, including Sony and Universal to offer less music in the free tier in order to …

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EU clears Apple of anti-competitive behaviour with Apple Music

Earlier this year, ahead of Apple Music’s initial announcement, the European Commission launched an investigation in to Apple’s business practises leading up to the streaming service’s launch. At the time, the EU suspected that Apple may be resorting to anti-competitive tactics in order to get an edge over competing companies. …

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Apple Music and iOS 8.4 arrive today

Apple is all set to launch Apple Music later on today, alongside the latest iOS update, bumping things up to iOS 8.4. Right now everything is expected to launch at 4PM here in the UK or 8am PST in the US. iOS 8.4 will début the new music app for …

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Apple secures indie label contracts for Apple Music

Apple has managed to secure quite a coup in the build up to the release of its Apple Music streaming service. Following a fallout with Taylor Swift over royalties not being paid to artists during a free trial period, Apple reversed the policy and has now signed on some of …

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UMG denies collusion with Apple in antitrust investigation

Ahead of Apple’s official announcement for its new music streaming service, it was reported that the company was already at work trying to pressure labels in to withdrawing support for Spotify and its advert based business model. As a result, the European Commission and the FTC both began probing the …

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Spotify not concerned about Apple Music

Showing just the right measure of confidence and indifference, Spotify has stated that it isn’t concerned about the recently unveiled Apple Music, which perhaps offers the most legitimate threat to the streaming provider. It’s not because it thinks the new service won’t be successful though, but because in reality it …

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Apple Music under investigation for anti-trust practices

Apple Music is barely off of the ground and already it’s under investigation by the attorney generals of two separate US states, for potential anti-trust practices. Both New York and Connecticut are looking into Apple’s affairs, to see if it offered incentives or threatened music labels into supporting its new …

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Spotify will match Apple Music’s family sharing option

Last night at the World Wide Developer Conference, Apple went ahead and officially announced its long expected music streaming service, known as Apple Music, bringing some pretty heavy competition to Spotify’s door. In an effort to stay competitive, Spotify has revealed that it will be matching one of Apple’s subscription …

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Apple formally announces streaming music service

Even though we’ve known its intentions for months, with rumours that the whole reason the Beats headphone brand was purchased was to pick up its fledgling streaming business, Apple has finally, officially, launched Apple Music. The new service will offer a combination of music streaming, downloads and internet radio and is …

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Sony CEO says we we will see Apple Music at WWDC

We have been expecting an Apple Music streaming service announcement for some time now and even though negotiations with certain record labels slowed things down a bit, all signs still pointed towards a reveal at Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference this month. Now, it seems that Sony’s CEO has …

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