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Rhapsody Rebrands as Napster à la Early 2000s Peer-to-Peer Music Piracy Heyday

Yesterday, music streaming service Rhapsody announced they are rebranding themselves as Napster, the name of the popular but ultimately doomed early-aughts peer-to-peer file sharing service the company acquired in 2011.

Apple Unveils New Music Production App Music Memos

Apple has been one of the biggest players in the music industry since it launched iTunes in 2003. It has developed music production software with Logic and Garageband and streaming with Apple Music. Now it is expanding on it mobile capabilities with ...

Apple's iTunes Radio Will No Longer Be Free At The End Of January

Apple is discontinuing its free ad-supported iTunes Radio option at the end of the month. The feature will be rolled into Apple Music as an additional feature for subscribers. Apple will continue free radio through Beats 1.

Google Founder Eric Schmidt Calls Apple Music "Elitist" as Opposed to "Democratic"

In an op-ed for the BBC, Google founder and Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt had some harsh words directed at Apple Music's tactics to pursue human curated playlists, calling the approach "elitist" (as opposed to Google's own "Democratic" approach).

Eminem, Zane Lowe Interview to Usher in New Apple Beats 1 Radio Show

When Apple's new streaming platform Apple Music goes live on July 1, it will have one big grab to entice new listeners: an exclusive interview between Eminem and Zane Lowe. As the former BBC Radio 1 host starts his new show on the platform's radio ...

Beats Pill XL Recalled by Apple as Potential Burn and Fire Hazard

Apple seems to have inherited a problematic piece of machinery, as it issued a recall for Beats Pill XL speakers after it was reported that the audio equipment could potentially cause burns and fire hazards. The United States Consumer Product Safety ...

Apple Reportedly Targeting Drake, Pharrell, David Guetta For Music Service

The temperatures are warming up outside and the battle between streaming services is heating up as well. According to new reports, Apple is targeting some of the world's biggest pop stars--Drake, David Guetta and Pharrell--to join Apple as the ...

DOJ Investigating Apple Pressuring Labels to End Free Spotify Streaming

If anyone isn't convinced that streaming is the next frontier of music, the developments behind the scenes occurring right now in 2015 should be enough to show them otherwise. Apple has been busy lately revamping Beats Music, the streaming arm of ...

Apple and Glenn Gould, Techs Teach 'Bach: Goldberg Variations' to Students at Internal University

Glenn Gould's infamously eccentric persona and meticulousness in regard to detail are what Apple techs at its internal Apple University are teaching to students. While these characteristics are indicative of leadership qualities, indeed, it's also ...

Apple Targeting Taylor Swift and Florence + The Machine for Streaming Service

The war between streaming services is growing more intense by the day, and the new battleground, seemingly broken by TIDAL, is exclusive content by artists and content partners. According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple is making its move to try and ...

Apple and Beats Music May Face Antitrust Investigation for Pressuring European Record Labels

The European Commission is reportedly preparing for an investigation of Apple with regard to its forthcoming relaunch of Beats Music streaming service. The Hollywood Reporter indicates that questionnaires have been sent out to several European music ...

Apple and Beats Looking To Rival Spotify: New Report Details Silicon Valley Giant's Attempt To Modernize Streaming Service

Apple appears to be in the process of making one of the most drastic changes to its music divisions in years. Rumors and theories have been floated out there about the $3 billion acquisition of Beats Music and the industry has a pretty good idea of ...

TIME Ranks Best Headphone Brands on The Market...Both Beats and Bose Deemed Overrated

TIME isn't the publication we usually go to for music news, but a recent study piqued our interest: What headphone lines are the best and what brands can't live up to the hype? You may be surprised...unless you're a hardcore audiophile...in which ...

5 Biggest Musical Benefactors of Apple Advertising: U2, Feist, Jet and More Win When Pushing iProducts

The kings of Cupertino formally announced their new Apple Watch today, as well as the new Macbook Pro and a partnership between the software/hardware company and HBO Now this afternoon, a press conference that broke Twitter for a good 20 minutes. ...

Apple Inc. Ordered to Pay $532.9 Million for iTunes Patent Infringement Lawsuit; What Tech Companies Are Next?

Apple Inc. has taken a major hit as a federal jury in Texas has ordered the computing giant to pay $532.9 million to patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC, which had alleged that the iTunes software violated three patents held by the company.

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