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Apple music: How Elton John is helping out in iso

One phone call from a fellow Apple Music host inspired Zane Lowe to keep his shows going through global isolation. It was Elton John. “Elton calls to check up on you, he’s just that kind of person, an incredibly kind human being,” Lowe says from lockdown in LA. “This was in the first few days…

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Apple Testing ‘Apple Music for Business’ Plans at Retailers Like Harrods and Levi’s

Apple has been trialing a new version of Apple Music, dubbed ‌Apple Music‌ for Business, which will provide retail partners with access to streaming music for their stores. The company has been testing out ‌Apple Music‌ for Business for the last six months (via The Wall Street Journal). Apple is partnering with PlayNetwork Inc. for…

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Bloomberg: Apple Considering Bundling Apple Music, TV+, and News+ as Early as 2020

Apple is considering bundling its subscription services as early as 2020, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple News+, according to Bloomberg. The report indicates that Apple has included a provision in its contract with Apple News+ publishers that permits Apple to bundle News+ with its other services if it desires. The monthly price of…

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‘The A-List: Country’ is the Next Apple Music Playlist to Receive a Name Change, Now ‘Today’s Country’

After updating its “The A-List” playlists for genres like alternative and hip-hop, Apple Music has now changed “The A-List: Country” to “Today’s Country.” This playlist will essentially be the same, keeping track of all of the latest songs coming out of the country music genre, updated every day, while simply ditching “The A-List” moniker that…

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Subscribers to Apple Music’s $4.99 Monthly Student Plan to Get Apple TV+ ‘for Free’

Subscribers to Apple Music‘s $4.99 student plan will get access to Apple TV+ at no additional charge when the streaming video service launches on November 1. First spotted by 9to5Mac, the bundle deal was revealed in an Instagram Story by “Dickinson” star Hailee Steinfeld and later shared on the official ‌Apple TV‌ Instagram account. Steinfeld’s…

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Spotify Reaches 113 Million Paying Subscribers, Says It’s Growing Twice as Fast as Apple Music

Spotify today announced that its streaming music service has reached 113 million paying subscribers as of September 30, up from 108 million as of June 30. Spotify’s monthly active user count also increased to 248 million through September, inclusive of users listening to its free, ad-supported tier. In a letter to shareholders, part of its…

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