Apple is giving people yet another reason to switch to Apple Music. The Cupertino company has started offering a 6-months free trial for all new Apple Music subscribers. In order to avail of this offer, you need to take a detour and go via Shazam app. In all likelihood, it is yet another way for Apple to popularise Shazam, which it has acquired in 2018.
Apple is testing a new version of Apple Music for retailers. The service is called Apple Music for Business and aims at offering retail partners access to Apple Music in their stores. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple is testing music streaming service for Business for the past six months.
Apple today launched a beta version of Apple Music on the web. What this means is that you no longer need to rely on iTunes or the Music app in macOS Catalina to stream music from a PC.
Apple and Porsche have announced a partnership that will see the latter integrate Apple Music with its upcoming Taycan EV. What this means is that Taycan owners will be able to directly playback content from Apple Music without having to connect their iPhone to the car first.
Apple has announced a new initiative called “Apple Digital Masters.” Earlier, the company was running a program called Mastered for iTunes. It seems like Apple has rebranded the Mastered for iTunes into Apple Digital Masters.
Apple used to offer three months of Apple Music trial for all users. Now Apple has announced that it will double the trial period for students. Henceforth, those who register to students plan will get 6-month of the free trial.
Because of the platform advantage, Apple Music works better on the iPhone and iPad. But like me, you might still prefer Spotify’s app design and playlist curation. So you end up using two services for two different purposes. But what happens if you want to open a Spotify song or album in Apple Music without the manual search. Thankfully there’s a shortcut for that. Here’s how you can open Spotify link directly in Apple Music using Shortcuts.
It feels like almost every single day, Apple gets sued for something. We previously reported on a widow winning a case over access to her dead husband’s iCloud account, as well as the “Apple Monopoly” case where Apple has been accused of creating a monopoly over the App Store. Now it’s time for yet another lawsuit, this time over privacy.
The estate of Harold Arlen is suing Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Pandora for selling unauthorized recordings of the artist’s music. Harold Arlen is known for composing Over the Rainbow in 1939 which was later named as the “Song of the Century” along with music for the 1954 remake of A Star is Born, The Wizard of Oz, and more. The lawsuit alleges a “massive music piracy operation” by Apple, Amazon, Google, and others.