Apple Music, Beats 1, iTunes and App Store Experiencing Issues During VMA Nominee Announcements

A growing number of users on Twitter are reporting issues with Apple Music, Beats 1, iTunes and the App Store as nominees are announced for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) exclusively on Beats 1. MacRumors can confirm that many of Apple's cloud-based services are currently not loading or are displaying error messages in the United States and Canada.

Apple System Status July 21
Apple has updated its System Status page to reflect service disruptions for some users for the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, iTunes Store, iTunes U, Mac App Store, OS X Software Update, Beats 1 Radio and Volume Purchase Program. The issues have been ongoing since approximately 9:45 AM Eastern.

Update 10:38 AM Pacific: Apple's System Status page now indicates that all services are online again.

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Top Rated Comments

jdillings Avatar
114 months ago
ROFL.....you can't be serious that there are that many people that care about the VMAs that it is taking down Apple's infrastructure. This ain't 1988.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0815 Avatar
114 months ago
Apple has great hardware, good software ... but at services they totally suck.

In my perfect world it would have been great if Google and Apple would have played well together with Apple providing the OS and the hardware and Google providing all the service related things.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jwm Avatar
114 months ago
So tired of these all too frequent issues with Apple cloud services!
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chaszmyr Avatar
114 months ago
So what exactly do you do when you've agreed to announce something exclusively on a service that isn't working?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BornAgainMac Avatar
114 months ago
you can feedback about that here: http://isapplemusicdown.com :)
Taylor Swift needs to give feedback. Apple doesn't listen to our feedback.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnyb098 Avatar
114 months ago
This is why people still want to own their music. All this cloud stuff can go down down down the drain. How is it just about EVERY other music service can stay up? Pandora has never once been down for me in almost 10 years. Apple might just need to throw in the towel on cloud services. They never can get them right.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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