Apple Music


How the Music Industry Messed Up Legal Streaming the First Time Around

Lessons from the music industry’s initial consumer-hostile reaction to the Napster saga. Going from $16 CDs to unlimited streaming is really hard.
Ernie Smith
Bad Blood

Did Taylor Swift Weaponize Streaming Music Against Katy Perry?

After years of holding out, the pop princess released her full catalog on Spotify—the same day her rival Katy Perry's new album debuted.
Carl Franzen
Louise Matsakis
Music Admin: We’re Sad to Say the Site Is Not Coming Back

Former members of the private, BitTorrent music community shouldn’t expect an encore performance.
Nicholas Deleon

Most of Canada’s Biggest Telecoms Want to End Net Neutrality

The CRTC is debating on Monday.
Jordan Pearson
short circuit

Trent Reznor Is the Perfect Person to Overhaul Apple Music

Nine Inch Nails understood digital music a decade ago, and that experience may now help Apple Music in a big way.
Nicholas Deleon

Why Exclusive TV Works for Netflix But Exclusive Albums Don’t Work for Tidal

With Beyonce's 'Lemonade' on Tidal and Drake's 'Views From the 6' on Apple Music, how are you going to DJ your party this weekend?
Jason Koebler
Motherboard Blog

Soundcloud Has Just Entered the Paid Streaming Music Business

SoundCloud Go enters a crowded field against competitors like Spotify and Apple Music.
Nicholas Deleon
short circuit

Apple May Turn Streaming Music Quality Up to 11

Apple already has experience with high-res audio, but expensive data plans may stymie widespread adoption.
Nicholas Deleon

Rdio’s Final Goodbye Is an Export Feature for Its Users' Music Collections

"Download a list of your favorites and playlists in various formats so you can import them into other services.”
Matthew Braga

You Might Have to Start Paying Spotify to Hear Some New Releases, Report Says

Sorry, plebes.
Jordan Pearson
short circuit

Beats Music Is Shutting Down, But Its DNA Lives On

Apple has made it easy to transfer your Beats Music library to Apple Music ahead of the shutdown at the end of November.
Nicholas Deleon
short circuit

Facebook 'Music Stories' Will Put Apple Music and Spotify into the News Feed

It will stream 30-second clips of songs you want to share with your friends.
Rachel Pick