Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine, Zane Lowe, Robert Kondrk, and Larry Jackson spoke to The Verge over the weekend about their work with the musician Drake and the success of Beats 1 radio station, which launched in tandem with the Apple Music app in 2015. Republic Records told The Verge that Drake's new album More ...continue reading Beats 1 is 'the Biggest Radio Station in the World', Says Apple Music

Drake's new More Life album was streamed 89.9 million times during its first 24 hours on Apple Music, breaking single-day album streaming records for all music services, Apple told The Verge. With 89.9 million streams on Apple Music during its first 24 hours of availability, More Life was significantly more popular on Apple's streaming service ...continue reading Drake's 'More Life' Streamed 29M More Times on Apple Music Than Spotify in Last 24 Hours

In a series of tweets shared this morning, artist Chance the Rapper gave some insight into how Apple music exclusives work for artists. His mixtape, Coloring Book, was an Apple Music exclusive for two weeks after it launched in 2016. To garner exclusive rights to Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper says Apple paid him a ...continue reading Apple Paid $500,000 for Exclusive Access to Chance the Rapper's 'Coloring Book' Mixtape

Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams have announced via Twitter that they are filming for Apple Music's upcoming Carpool Karaoke: The Series. The two revealed their involvement with Apple's new television series while they were at South by Southwest to discuss Game of Thrones. Carpool Karaoke: The Series will feature 16 celebrity ...continue reading Apple's Carpool Karaoke Will Include Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams From Game of Thrones

Apple has uploaded a pair of new Apple Music ads called "Best British Male" and "Best British Female" to its YouTube channel in the United Kingdom. The 30-second spots, narrated by Beats 1 radio host Julie Adenuga, were aired during The BRIT Awards for pop music in the United Kingdom on February 22. The ads ...continue reading Apple Shares 'Best British Male' and 'Best British Female' Ads Aired During The BRIT Awards

Spotify this afternoon announced that it has hit a new milestone, reaching a total of 50 million paying subscribers. That's up from 40 million in September, suggesting Spotify is growing at a rapid pace despite the surging popularity of Apple Music. As of December, Apple Music had over 20 million paying subscribers, and if the ...continue reading With Apple Music at 20M Users, Spotify Hits 50M Paying Subscriber Milestone

Ticketmaster today updated its iOS app with Apple Music integration, allowing users to easily track upcoming concerts they might be interested in. The update makes Ticketmaster one of the few apps to take advantage of the Apple Music API. Once the update is downloaded, users can allow the app to scan their Apple Music library ...continue reading Ticketmaster App Updated With Apple Music Integration to Track Concerts

Apple's 24/7 online radio station, Beats 1, finally went live in Singapore on Tuesday, almost two years after Apple Music first launched there (via Mashable). The availability of Beats 1 – which does not require an Apple Music subscription to listen to – is notable for a country in which iPhones usually launch the same ...continue reading Apple's Beats 1 Radio Station Launches in Singapore

Eddy Cue, Apple's SVP of Internet Services, spoke at Code Conference tonight alongside Planet of the Apps producer Ben Silverman to preview the show and debut the first trailer from the program. Cue and Silverman also teased several unique aspects of the show, including a dedicated app that allows you to watch the show in ...continue reading Eddy Cue Previews 'Planet of the Apps' at Code Conference: Non-Linear Viewing, Weekly Release, First Trailer and More

During the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Apple released the first trailer for its Carpool Karaoke series coming soon to Apple Music. Carpool Karaoke: The Series, based on the popular segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden, will feature 16 celebrity pairings "riding along in a car together as they sing tunes ...continue reading Apple Releases Trailer for 'Carpool Karaoke' Series Coming Soon to Apple Music