Skip to content
Thoughtful, detailed coverage of everything Apple for 29 years
and the TidBITS Content Network for Apple professionals

Tag: Apple Music

Josh Centers No comments

Apple Music for Artists Opens to All Artists

Apple has opened up its Apple Music for Artists program for all musicians who have music on Apple Music and iTunes.

Josh Centers 13 comments

An Early Look at tvOS 13

“Take Control of Apple TV” author Josh Centers offers a sneak peek at what’s to come in tvOS 13, the most consequential tvOS update in years.

Josh Centers 29 comments

Postal Address Insanity: Why I Switched from Spotify to Apple Music

Managing Editor Josh Centers dropped Spotify after finding out the bizarre and user-hostile way the music-streaming service tries to ensure that family members live at the same address.

Adam Engst 1 comment

Survey Responses: Apple Music and Apple News+

It’s time to report on the results of our most recent surveys, which polled TidBITS readers about streaming music services and Apple News+.

Josh Centers 3 comments

Spotify Asks the European Commission to Make Apple Play Fair

Spotify is tired of Apple’s App Store policies and is now calling on the European Commission to regulate the company. The timing is notable given Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to break up a number of tech giants, including Apple.

Adam Engst 20 comments

Four Ways Apple Could Improve Apple Music

Apple Music hasn’t changed much at all since Apple introduced it back in 2015, but Adam Engst has a few suggestions—some extremely easy—that could make listening to music through the service more enjoyable.

Josh Centers 5 comments

Apple Music Arrives on Alexa

If you use Apple Music but prefer Amazon’s Alexa-based smart speakers to Apple’s HomePod, good news! Apple Music is now available on Alexa once you install the Apple Music skill, at least in the US.

Josh Centers No comments

Apple Discontinues Apple Music Connect

Apple keeps trying—and failing—to create a social network around music. The company has now dropped support for Apple Music Connect, consigning it to the same tech rubbish heap as its predecessor, Ping.

Josh Centers No comments

Apple Music Is Coming to Amazon Alexa

In a shocking announcement, Amazon has announced that Apple Music will soon be available through its Alexa voice assistant on its Echo smart speakers.

Glenn Fleishman 17 comments

New US Streaming Law Aids Musicians’ Rights and Payments

The Music Modernization Act just signed into US law brings consistency to the rights of musicians and songwriters. More musicians will be paid, especially those who recorded songs decades ago or longer.

Josh Centers No comments

Apple Launches Music Publishing Division

Apple has created a new music publishing division. Is the company looking to tighten its hold on the music market?

Josh Centers 4 comments

Spotify and Hulu Offer $12.99-Per-Month Bundle

Spotify and Hulu are teaming up to bundle their music- and video-streaming services together for $12.99 per month. The deal is available now for Spotify Premium subscribers and will be broadly available in a month or two.

iTunes 12.7.4 Agen Schmitz No comments

iTunes 12.7.4

Adds new music video features to the Apple Music subscription service. (Free, 272 MB)