Apple is making its play to shake up online music with a subscription service combining on-demand songs, streamed playlists and a social stage for musicians. The new Apple Music -- which could be a powerful rival to online services such as Spotify, Pandora and Jay Z's fledgling Tidal -- will launch June 30 in 100 countries. It will initially be available to consumers with Apple devices and later this year to those using Android -- a shift for Apple, which aims to attract customers from the rival mobile system dominant around the world.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's Ryman Auditorium is known around the world as the "mother church of country music," but if there is one thing Museum and Tours Manager Joshua Bronnenberg wants you to take away from a visit, it's this: The Ryman is also the home of the Hokey Pokey.
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Apple unveiled a subscription streaming music service Monday that could be a powerful rival to online services such as Spotify and Pandora. Apple Music, available to users of iPhones and iPads on June 30 in 100 countries, includes a radio station with personalized playlists and a choice from millions of songs on demand. "Apple Music is really going to move the needle for fans and artists," said Apple's Jimmy Iovine.
Apple announced its new music streaming service on Monday, dubbed Apple Music, entering a hotly competitive market but offering a product that comes with tremendous strengths. Calling it a "revolutionary music service," legendary music industry figure Jimmy Iovine took the stage at the company's annual conference for developers to unveil what had been widely expected ahead of the event. Apple Music includes a service to connect artists and fans and what the company described as a global radio station called Beats 1.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's iTunes helped change the way music-lovers bought their favorite songs, replacing plastic discs with digital downloads. Now the maker of iPods and iPhones wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well underway, with a new, paid streaming-music service set to launch this summer.
Have you ever wondered why the music on the Sega Genesis sounded so distinct? This video breaks down the hardware behind the system and explains why these games sounded the way they do, before letting you listen to some great examples of Genesis-era music.