As of late , users also have the ability to access the full version of Apple Music through an Apple-designed web player in beta. The "Library" tab shows the user's music collection, with options to view songs by "Playlists", "Artists", "Albums", "Songs", or "Downloaded Music".
Below these options, the tab also shows music recently added to the user's library. The "Listen Now" tab recommends music for the user based on their music tastes. Human expert selections supplement the algorithmic curation, while users are able to "Like" and "Dislike" songs to further improve music suggestions. The "Radio" tab incorporates Apple Music Radio and other radio stations which play genre-specific or artist-related music, depending on the user's preference.
Unlike traditional radio services, the radio feature in Apple Music allows users to skip songs, view previously played songs on the station, as well as view songs playing next. The "Search" tab features a search box where users can search for artists, albums, Apple Music users, or songs by name or by lyrics. When a song is playing, a "Now Playing" bar appears above the bottom navigation bar.
When viewed, the Now Playing section allows users to add a song to their library, download it to their device, and like or dislike the song to improve suggestions on the "Listen Now" tab. Other functions of the "Now Playing" section include the ability to control what music plays next and put songs on shuffle or repeat. Additionally, users can view live lyrics of the song they are listening to through the now playing card, which displays the song's lyrics live in sync with the time while it plays to the user.
Each artist page includes a profile banner and a "Play" button which automatically creates a radio station based around the artist. Artist pages also include sections for their featured releases, albums, singles, top songs, and background information. Apple Music users can create their own profile on the service, thus allowing them to follow other users and see what music their followers are listening to.
Users also have the ability to view their most played songs, artists, and albums of the entire year through a feature called Apple Music Replay, accessible on the "Listen Now" tab. The service is compatible with iOS devices running version 8. For devices without a native application, Apple Music is available on the web with a web player in beta.
Before Apple Music, the company's iPod and iTunes were known for having "revolutionized digital music. After a period of rumors and anticipation, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris confirmed on June 7, , that Apple had plans to announce a music streaming service, saying "It's happening tomorrow,"  with the launch later in the month.
And they have million credit cards in iTunes. Morris further argued that "Apple will promote this like crazy and I think that will have a halo effect on the streaming business. A rising tide will lift all boats. It's the beginning of an amazing moment for our industry. Shortly before Apple Music was released, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift wrote an open letter publicly criticizing Apple's decision to not reimburse artists during a user's free trial period and announced that she would be holding back her album from the service.
She said the policy was "unfair" as "Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those months". The day after Swift's letter, Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue announced on Twitter that Apple had changed its policy, and that Apple Music "will pay artist for streaming, even during customer's free trial period".
And happily so". She concluded saying it was "the first time it's felt right in my gut to stream my album". In negotiations with record labels for the new service, Apple allegedly attempted to encourage record labels to pull their content from the free, ad-supported tiers of competing services such as Spotify and Amazon Music in order to drive adoption of Apple Music and offered an incentive to Universal Music Group to pull its content from YouTube. The U. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission launched an investigation into this alleged cartel in May The announcement happened as the signature " one more thing Apple Music launched on June 30, , in countries.
Earlier, new users used to receive a three-month free trial subscription, which changed to a monthly fee after three months. The trial lasts for a month now. Apple TV and Android device support was planned for a "fall" launch. The student plan was initially only available for eligible students in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand,  but was expanded to an additional 25 countries in November In February , Music Business Worldwide reported that, with Apple Music having launched in Turkey and Taiwan in the previous week, the service was available in countries.
The publication further wrote that those countries accounted for 59 regions that competing service Spotify did not. On April 21, , Apple announced that Apple Music would be expanding to an additional 52 countries around the world bringing the total to worldwide.
In January , Fortune reported that, six months after launching, Apple Music had reached 10 million paying subscribers, having spent six months reaching the same customer base that took competing music streaming service Spotify six years. Dre would be starring in and executive producing a "dark semi-autobiographical drama" called Vital Signs. The production was described as "Apple's first scripted television series".
Dre's production was an effort to "extend Apple Music" in promotional ways rather than Apple actively exploring original television content. Citing Apple's deals with Drake and Swift in October and December , respectively, the report referenced a Twitter user describing Apple's efforts as "content marketing". In January , The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was exploring original video content, including its own television series and movies.
The two have jointly held the title of "President" at Sony, and have helped develop shows including Breaking Bad and Shark Tank. The hiring was noted by the media as another significant effort by Apple to expand into original video productions. Apple Music TV plans on having premieres of new music videos occur every Friday at 12PM ET, as well as occasional artist and themed takeovers, airings of Apple Music original documentaries and films, live events and shows, and chart countdowns.
The service launched with a countdown of the most streamed songs in the US of all time on Apple Music. In November , Apple launched the Android version of Apple Music, touted by reporters as Apple's first "real" or "user-centric" Android app. On December 13, , Apple discontinued Apple Music's "Connect" feature in favor for their redesigned approach to artist profiles and the ability for users to share their music and playlists with friends and followers introduced in iOS On September 5, , Apple released the first version of an Apple Music web player in beta.
The web player gives users full access to their music libraries along with similar features from the Apple Music app, while it is missing key features that are expected to be added later. On November 15, , Apple released a new Apple Music feature called Apple Music Replay, which is a year-end playlist showing users their favorite tracks of the entire year, a feature similar to that of Spotify's called Spotify Wrapped.
On November 20, , Apple announced the Apple Music catalog now hosts over 60 million songs. On November 20, , Apple introduced Apple Music for Business, offering customized playlists for partnered retailers. On December 28, , Apple Music upgraded its entire catalogue of 90 million tracks to have lossless audio.
Apple Music received mixed reviews at launch. Among the criticism, reviewers wrote that the user interface was "not intuitive",  and an "embarrassing and confusing mess". Christina Warren of Mashable noted the emphasis on human curation in Apple Music, pointing out the various human-curated radio stations and the accuracy of the curated playlists recommended to users in the "For Me" section.
The author concluded saying "[The] For Me section alone has made me excited about music for the first time in a long time. Apple Music's major redesign in iOS 10 received more positive reviews. Caitlin McGarry of Macworld praised Apple for having "cleaned up the clutter, reconsidered the navigation tools, put your library front and center, and added algorithmically created playlists to rival Spotify 's. The music service added more needless options, key actions like repeat got buried, and the For You section leaves a lot to be desired".
In December , singer-songwriter Neil Young released a new archive as part of his Neil Young Archives project and criticized Apple for the audio quality offered by its Apple Music streaming service, stating: "Apple Music controls the audio quality that is served to the masses and chooses to not make high quality available, reducing audio quality to between 5 percent and 20 percent of the master I made in the studio in all cases. So, the people hear 5 percent to 20 percent of what I created.
Apple not offering a top-quality tier has led labels to stop making quality products available to the masses". The implementation of iCloud Music Library caused significant issues for users. There were reports about music libraries being impacted by issues such as tracks moved to other albums, album art not matching the music, duplicate artists  and songs, missing tracks, and synchronization problems.
The new technology also removed DRM from downloaded matched songs. The decision was made by Ocean independently, without Def Jam Recordings , his former label, being a part of the deal. The exclusive deal reportedly "ignited a music streaming war". Artists want as many fans as possible to hear their music, and fans want to be able to hear whatever they're excited about or interested in — exclusives get in the way of that for both sides.
Of course, we understand that short promotional exclusives are common and we don't have an absolute policy against them, but we definitely think the best practice for everybody is wide release". We'll still do some stuff with the occasional artist. The labels don't seem to like it and ultimately it's their content. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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The buyer of every thousandth song up to million would receive an iPod Mini and a song gift card. The grand prize for the person who downloads the millionth song was 10 iPods of their choice, a 10,song gift card, 10 song gift cards or 4 tickets to the Coldplay world tour. Twelve days later, on July 17, Apple announced that million songs had been sold through iTunes Music Store. On July 28, , Apple and The Gap announced a promotion to award iTunes music downloads to Gap customers who tried on a pair of Gap jeans.
On February 7, , Apple announced that they were counting down to the billionth song download and began a promotion similar to the previous million and million countdown. On July 25, , Facebook and iTunes began offering a promotion where members of the Apple Students group would receive a free 25 song sampler each week until September 30 in various music genres.
The idea behind the promotion was to get students more familiar and enthusiastic with each service as Autumn classes approached. In addition, the promotion caused discontent among international students, as the code was only valid in the US iTunes Music Store. On April 10, , Apple announced that it will be counting down to the billionth app apps being the applications for iPod Touch and iPhone.
Apple launched a continuous counter to the billionth app on Good Friday. On February 11, , Apple announced that it would be counting down to 10 billion songs downloaded. This service also allows users to watch trailers for upcoming film releases. Should they choose to purchase any media, they will be redirected to iTunes. Store pages are delivered using standard HTML with a special header. This change was made when iTunes 9. Prior to iTunes 9. Content is uploaded to iTunes data store using an internal Apple program called iTunes Producer, which automatically encodes and adds metadata to uploaded files.
Despite this, plans were announced by Neil Aspinall in April to remaster completely and release the entire Beatles catalog on an unspecified online music service, as well as release some previously unheard work by the band. No date was set at that time. This was regarded by industry observers as further evidence that the Beatles catalog would be introduced to iTunes Music Store catalog in the near future.
In a related development, Apple announced on August 14, , that the entire solo catalog of John Lennon would be available on iTunes. On November 16, , the entire Beatles catalog was officially made available on the iTunes Store. Apple responded July 31, According to the press statement Apple is in favor of this.
The key points in the negotiations were:. In , Which? On July 1, , the New York Times reported  that Universal the world's largest music corporation at the time of writing would not renew its annual contract to sell music through iTunes.
Instead, Universal said that it would market music to Apple at will, allowing it to remove its songs from the iTunes service on short notice if the two sides did not agree on pricing or other terms. On August 9, , UMG announced a plan to sell some songs in MP3 format, without Digital rights management , through a variety of online services such as Amazon Music and the newly created gBox. While these tracks continue to be available through the iTunes Store, Universal chose to license these songs in DRM-free formats only through other services.
On August 31, , Apple announced that programs on NBC 's —08 television schedule would not be available on iTunes. NBC disputes that claim, claiming that Apple balked at NBC's request to package shows together and make wholesale pricing more flexible. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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