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8 Lingering Questions About Apple Music

Apple announced its new Apple Music platform Monday with plenty of fanfare, spawning a range of reactions from “Welcome, Apple” to “Oh ok.” The prospect of its three-pronged streaming/radio/social media attack is a little intriguing, but there’s a lot left to understand about the new services. Here are some of our lingering questions. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 9, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Apple Hires Drake, Pharrell As iTunes Radio DJs

According to The New York Post, Drake is in talks with Apple to be featured as an iTunes Radio guest DJ, for which the rapper will be paid $19 million. The company recently picked up former BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe, and Trent Reznor is “playing a major role” in developing the new streamingMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 1, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Tidal’s Artist Bios Are Unforgiving, But So Are iTunes’

Earlier today someone tweeted a Reddit link into my timeline that seized upon the idea that Tidal bios were shady. Perusing the few they’d collected (that focus specifically on female pop stars) I quickly realized they weren’t shady at all, but merely factual about the artists’ failings. More »

By: Caitlin White / May 21, 2015 - 5:36 pm