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Streaming War Pigs: Apple, Tidal, Spotify, & The Year In Music Services

In June 2015, a week before the official launch of Apple Music, I was given an in-depth pre-release demonstration of the new streaming service. I…
Michael Nelson | December 17, 2015 - 11:02 am

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Dre Day: Is Beats Music The Decisive Blow In The Streaming Wars?

Beats Music, the streaming music service from Beats By Dre, goes live today. Boasting the involvement of Dre himself plus Chief Creative Officer Trent Reznor,…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2014 - 11:34 am

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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 1, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Department Of Justice, FTC Investigating Apple For Pressuring Labels To End Free Streaming

Apple is currently in the process of getting all their ducks in a row to launch a new music streaming service -- expected to be…
James Rettig | May 5, 2015 - 6:06 pm

Trent Reznor “Playing A Major Role” In Developing Apple’s Streaming Music Service

When Apple purchased Beats last year for $3.2 billion, and then…
James Rettig | March 25, 2015 - 8:27 pm

Apple To Relaunch Beats Music In March

We've known for a while that Apple would be relaunching and possibly rebranding Beats Music after paying $3 billion for the entire Beats enterprise (headphones,…
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Beats Music Being Folded Into iTunes As Download Sales Plummet

Last month, TechCrunch reported that Apple had plans to shut down Beats Music, the streaming service acquired by the tech giant in May of this…
Michael Nelson | October 27, 2014 - 11:51 am

Apple Will Shut Down Beats Music

It has been QUITE A YEAR for Beats Music, the streaming service built by Jimmy Iovine and Trent Reznor, among others. The service launched in…
Michael Nelson | September 22, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Trent Reznor Talks Apple’s Beats Acquisition, New NIN Tour Production, Gone Girl Score

As always, Trent Reznor has a lot on his plate. In a new interview with the Associated Press, he touches on everything he has going…
James Rettig | July 19, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Is Apple Abandoning The Standard Headphone Jack?

When Apple announced that it was buying Beats Electronic for $3 billion, way more than the company was valued at, people were confused, and Apple's…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2014 - 9:09 am

Trent Reznor Reportedly Leaves Beats Music

UPDATE: A Beats spokesperson has told Rolling Stone the claims Reznor is leaving are "false."
James Rettig | June 1, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Apple Confirms Beats Purchase For $3 Billion

Apple purchasing Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's Beats empire has reportedly been in the works since earlier this month, and Dre's dopey video with Tyrese
Chris DeVille | May 28, 2014 - 5:11 pm

Apple Reportedly In Talks To Buy Beats For $3.2 Billion

Dr. Dre is one of the richest men in rap right now, even though it's been years since he was actively making rap music in…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2014 - 9:26 am

Trent Reznor Shares Nine Inch Nails’ Seed Eight (Remix 2014 EP), Will Score Gone Girl

Today is launch day for Beats Music, the new streaming music service for which Trent Reznor serves as creative chief. (Read our impressions of the…
Scott Lapatine | January 21, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Beats Music Launching Jan. 21

Last month we learned that Beats Music (fka Daisy), Beats By Dre's Trent-Reznor-affiliated streaming music service, would launch during January 2014. Sure enough, Billboard reports…
Chris DeVille | January 13, 2014 - 9:49 am