'Stranger Things' and 'The Get Down' Albums Debut Exclusively on Apple Music

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Netflix has released the soundtracks for both its popular sci-fi series Stranger Things, and its new musical drama The Get Down, exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music. There are 36 total songs rounding out the "Volume 1" soundtrack for Stranger Things, and on August 19 a "Volume 2" is expected to launch on Apple's music services as well, with both volumes getting physical CD treatments on September 16 and September 23, respectively (via Consequence of Sound).

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The music from the Stranger Things soundtrack was created by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, members of an Austin-based band called Survive. The two musicians helped craft the feel of the show's score by balancing "a classic tone," without going so far as to make it "'80s cheese."

“We discussed having a classic tone and feel to the music for the show but being reserved enough that it wasn’t ’80s cheese, while offering a refreshing quality so that felt modern,” Stein said in a press release. “This was one of the qualities that drew them to our music in the first place. Having a familiarity with classic synths worked, but with an overall forward thinking approach.”

Netflix has yet to say when or if the two volume soundtrack will hit other streaming platforms. Apple Music has netted plenty of exclusives over the past few months, but the TV soundtrack for Stranger Things marks an interesting new addition of content for the service's users. Earlier in the week, artist Kyle Lambert detailed his process of creating the poster art for Stranger Things, which involved the use of an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.


The Get Down's soundtrack is one "Deluxe Version," adding up to 24 total songs from the new series. Artists on the album include Christina Aguilera, Leon Bridges, and Janelle Monáe, who contribute to the "musical panorama of New York City from the '70s to the '10s." Apple Music is even curating playlists for songs from each episode of the show, and has so far debuted collections for the first two episodes, each with about a dozen tracks.


The Get Down (Original Soundtrack from the Netflix Original Series) can be streamed on Apple Music or purchased for $13.99 on the iTunes store. [Direct Link]

Stranger Things, Volume 1 (A Netflix Original Soundtrack) can also be listened to on Apple's streaming music service, in addition to being available for purchase on iTunes for $9.99. [Direct Link]

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52 months ago
NICE, the Stranger Things soundtrack is awesome. so much synth nostalgia
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52 months ago

Slow Apple news day?!?

It's Saturday. Not much new news is released, and writers need time off, too.
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52 months ago
I support Spotify because they don't participate in this "exclusive" game which is very annoying for customers.

I hated it on gaming consoles and I hate it on streaming services.

Thanks Spotify!
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52 months ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/08/13/stranger-things-get-down-apple-music/')


Netflix has released the soundtracks for both its popular sci-fi series Stranger Things, and its new musical drama The Get Down, exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music. There are 36 total songs rounding out the "Volume 1" soundtrack for Stranger Things, and on August 19 a "Volume 2" is expected to launch on Apple's music services as well, with both volumes getting physical CD treatments on September 16 and September 23, respectively (via Consequence of Sound ('http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/08/stream-stranger-things-season-1-soundtrack-volume-1/')).



The music from the Stranger Things soundtrack was created by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, members of an Austin-based band called Survive. The two musicians helped craft the feel of the show's score by balancing "a classic tone," without going so far as to make it "'80s cheese."
Netflix has yet to say when or if the two volume soundtrack will hit other streaming platforms. Apple Music has netted plenty ('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/08/04/britney-spears-glory-exclusive-apple-music/') of exclusives ('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/07/15/katy-perry-apple-music-rise/') over the past few months, but the TV soundtrack for Stranger Things marks an interesting new addition of content for the service's users. Earlier in the week, artist Kyle Lambert detailed his process ('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/08/09/stranger-things-poster-ipad-pro/') of creating the poster art for Stranger Things, which involved the use of an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.



The Get Down's soundtrack is one "Deluxe Version," adding up to 24 total songs from the new series. Artists on the album include Christina Aguilera, Leon Bridges, and Janelle Monáe, who contribute to the "musical panorama of New York City from the '70s to the '10s." Apple Music is even curating playlists for songs from each episode of the show, and has so far debuted collections for the first two episodes, each with about a dozen tracks.



The Get Down (Original Soundtrack from the Netflix Original Series) can be streamed on Apple Music or purchased for $13.99 on the iTunes store. [Direct Link ('https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/get-down-original-soundtrack/id1140679908')]

Stranger Things, Volume 1 (A Netflix Original Soundtrack) can also be listened to on Apple's streaming music service, in addition to being available for purchase on iTunes for $9.99. [Direct Link ('https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stranger-things-vol.-1-netflix/id1143131526?app=itunes')]

Article Link: 'Stranger Things' and 'The Get Down' Albums Debut Exclusively on Apple Music ('https://www.macrumors.com/2016/08/13/stranger-things-get-down-apple-music/')

I don't understand why artists agree on limiting their market Going for exclusivities
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52 months ago
Stranger Things is the kind of show Apple should be making and investing in. Instead we get well known app developer Gwenyth Paltrow hosting Planet of the Apps.
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52 months ago

I support Spotify because they don't participate in this "exclusive" game which is very annoying for customers.

Yeah, you bet Spotify doesn't have exclusives because it's "better for the consumer", and "better for the industry"...

Apple Music is proving to be superior to Spotify in multiple ways:

1. I can have all the music I want, not limited to any library the provider, I can import any MP3's to iTunes, and they get completely uploaded to their servers, I can stream them and download them in full quality. I can have all the music, even those who aren't selling their music, or not selling through mainstream channels.

2. Beats 1 radio, and its shows. Just listened to a world premiere track on deadmau5 program. Can't get this anywhere.

3. Following the right people on Connect, can get all the relevant releases right now. Also, Found playlists are so much better, and "Radio" stations are actually usable, and don't throw you trash nobody wants like Google and Spotify.

Yet haters still have to come with "excuses", and make up stories like "Apple Music is so confusing", "exclusives is bad for the industry", "it deleted all my songs, totally not making this thing up", "paying artists is bad", "not having a service where you get all the music, while paying an extremely small amount to artists is good".

Most time people are on Spotify because:

1. Zero rating with their carrier

2. Using a crack for IAP's on Android/Jailbroken iOS or directly cracked App that removes Ads

3. Using that $0.99/3 month trial thing over and over again (sign up, use 3 months, delete account, make another account, can even use the same credit card number). Spotify clearly allows for this, to boost their numbers.
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