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Spotify Declares War On Apple

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 07.01.2016 | Technology

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Spotify confirmed on Friday that it has complained to Apple Inc after the U.S. tech giant rejected an updated app for the Swedis...

Apple Sent Two Men to My House. No, They Weren't Assassins.

James Pinkstone | Posted 05.17.2016 | Technology
James Pinkstone

"I hope something goes wrong tonight," said Tom, as he met my eye. He'd just finished petting my dog, and he was on his way out the door. "Well, not ...

Why I Ditched Apple Music

James Pinkstone | Posted 05.19.2016 | Technology
James Pinkstone

Through the Apple Music subscription, which I had, Apple now deletes files from its users' computers.

Apple and James's Excellent Adventure

James Pinkstone | Posted 05.10.2016 | Technology
James Pinkstone

Within hours of my blog post going viral, I received a phone call from John, an Apple representative. I cautiously heard him out.

Apple Relies On Software, Subscription Services As iPhone Sales Dip

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 04.27.2016 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26 (Reuters) - Apple Inc's first-ever drop in quarterly iPhone sales has spurred Chief Executive Tim Cook to turn the spotlight o...

Recording Artists Walk a Fine Line Balancing Windowing and Fan Loyalty

Ira Kalb | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
Ira Kalb

Windowing is likely to continue to be a successful marketing strategy for the top artists, but if fans feel inconvenienced because artists are funneling sales through channels they own, some fans will no longer trust them.

Is MusicAnswers the Answer?

Shelly Peiken | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Photo by SDRandCo/MorgueFile A few months ago I went to Washington, D.C. to advocate for songwriters' rights. Consent decrees that were established i...

The Beatles Are Coming To 9 Music Streaming Services

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.24.2015 | Entertainment

Turns out Universal Music Group was everyone's Secret Santa this year. The music behemoth, which owns the rights to The Beatles' catalog, has announc...

Mary J., Kerry And Taraji Get Down In Another Feel Good Commercial

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.20.2015 | Black Voices

There's nothing like dancing and sharing a good laugh with your girlfriends -- and Mary J. Blige, Kerry Washington and Taraji P. Henson take us to tha...

Apple Exec Apologizes After Mansplaining Music To Women

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine has drawn the outrage of The Internet this week after making some ridiculous comments about why women need music. ...

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Musical Musings in a Digital Age

Shelly Peiken | Posted 11.16.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

If we lusted after a boy in High School and had to wait for a kiss, would we want it more? Probably. Does it mean it would be better? Not necessarily.

Perceptual Jail: How Surrogates Can Bail You Out

Alan Kelly | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Alan Kelly

One wonders if someone in the music business knows a thing or two about surrogates. If so, their handiwork offers a lesson to the people and organiza...

Music Streaming 2016 and Non-artificial Intelligence

Danny Goldberg | Posted 10.05.2015 | Media
Danny Goldberg

Today, you're much better off building a smart system that can learn from the real world -- what actual listeners are most likely to like next -- and help you predict who and where the next Adele might be.

Taraji, Kerry And Mary J. Redefine Squad Goals In New Apple Commercial

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices

Ava Duvernay directed an Apple Music commercial that aired during the 67th annual Emmy Awards Sunday night and it was nothing short of magical. The 62...

How Apple and Pandora Can Pop Spotify's Balloon

Alan Kelly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Alan Kelly

Spotify, the popular music streaming service, is under pressure from an insurgent Apple Music and incumbents like Pandora. So by way of a play called the Trial Balloon, it's painting a compelling new picture for online music lovers.

Dr. Dre’s New Album Is Exclusive To Apple, And That’s A Problem

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.06.2015 | Technology

A landmark album is dropping Friday -- but you'll need Apple Music or iTunes to listen to it. USA Today reported earlier this week that Dr. Dre's firs...

The Weeknd Is Literally On Fire In 'Can't Feel My Face' Music Video

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment

The Weeknd has finally released the video for his latest hit (this editor's current jam) "Can't Feel My Face," and it's (quite literally) fire. In the...

Watch Pharrell Dance Across The Globe In Gorgeous 'Freedom' Video

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment

In Pharrell's new music video for his single "Freedom," the singer travels across the globe with a positive message about liberation. There are shots ...

The Black Eyed Peas' New Video 'Yesterday' Is All Nostalgia And No Fergie

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.18.2015 | Entertainment

We got a feeling today is gonna be a good day. The Black Eyed Peas released a new video through Apple Music for their single "Yesterday" on Friday, an...

Drake Is Miley Cyrus, Oprah And Literally Everyone In 'Energy' Video

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.10.2015 | Entertainment

Drake has a lot of energy. So much that he's decided to parody practically every major celebrity, plus the POTUS. The rapper dropped his new music vid...

Taylor Swift vs. the Mad Men

Chris Castle | Posted 07.07.2016 | Technology
Chris Castle

You've heard about Taylor Swift's leadership in the soft power of artist rights. You may not have heard about the commercial collision--literally--at the heart of the conflict.

Eminem Puts Punch Into Message with "Phenomenal"

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 07.02.2016 | Entertainment
Marcia Dawkins

While others wish to send the monster back under his bed, I won't. I want him to stay right out in front of our eyes. And I want critics to really turn an ear to their own sidestepping rhetoric.

Damon Beres

Some Spotify Services Down After Apple Music Launch [UPDATE] | Damon Beres | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology

UPDATE: 3:20 p.m. -- A Spotify spokesman told The Huffington Post Wednesday afternoon that service has been restored. Spotify is scrambling followi...

It's Here! Everything You Need To Know About Apple Music

Rolling Stone | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology

From Beats 1 radio to the quasi–social network Connect, here's how to get the most out of the latest streaming service...

Taylor Swift's '1989' Will Now Stream On Apple Music

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.25.2015 | Entertainment

It's official, you will be able to stream Taylor Swift's "1989" on Apple Music. The "Bad Blood" singer announced the news on Twitter on Thursday. A...