Tech giant Apple has unveiled a fresh strategy to boost subscribers to its streaming music service, offering a discount to its Apple Music service for students. The plan, which has also given rise to a partnership with student verification technology provider, UNiDAYS, will see Apple shell out a 50% discount on Apple Music for those who are enrolled in an eligible college or university. Both new and existing subscribers will be able to take advantage of the deal, by either signing up or changing their membership from the web or the Apple Music mobile application for iOS and Android.
Now imagine that it’s your life’s work as a composer, and you have an idea of James Pinkstone went through with Apple Music. Pinkstone relates his agony on a blog post where he explains that after he subscribed to Apple Music, iCloud Music Library was automatically enabled. Fortunately, Pinkstone had backups of his music, but he notes that if he hadn’t, his only option was to redownload everything from Apple Music, a process that would take thirty hours.
The Rolling Stones have become the latest musicians to ask US Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop using their songs in his campaign events. "The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately," the rockers said in a statement. Trump has used hits including "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Start Me Up" to fire up his supporters at campaign events.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It could be Woodstock 47 years later, only the drug of choice might be antacid, not that other stuff, at an October concert featuring some of the greatest rock acts of the preceding generation.
Virtual Reality broadcasting company NextVR is partnering with Live Nation to bring immersive live concerts to music fans around the world. To experience a concert as if you were there, all that will be needed is the NextVR app and a Samsung Gear VR headset. Despite being in its infancy as a consumer technology, virtual reality is being embraced wholeheartedly by everyone from filmmakers and musicians to games designers and even surgeons.
Music legends The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, the Who and Roger Waters have all released teasers on their social media accounts hinting towards a mega-festival this October reports Rolling Stone.
Our guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Tegan and Sara, Florence + The Machine, and Islands, plus brand new streaming music from Julianna Barwick, Calvin Harris/Rihanna, The Raveonettes, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic