Apple Music to Feature Exclusive Arcade Fire Live Performance on July 27

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Apple today announced that it will feature a live global performance of popular Canadian indie band Arcade Fire on Friday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Arcade Fire is promoting its upcoming album, Everything Now, which is set to be released on July 28, a day after the live Apple performance.


Several songs from the new album have already been released and are available on Apple Music, including the popular Everything Now single, which came out in June.


Outside of the annual Apple Music Festival, Apple has not featured many exclusive live concert performances, but the company has been pursuing exclusive content aggressively since launch.

Apple has purchased the rights to several documentaries that are exclusive to Apple Music, including Can't Stop Won't Stop featuring Sean Combs, and Kygo: Stole the Show, and it has had several exclusive album releases with artists like Frank Ocean, Drake, and Taylor Swift.

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40 months ago

This band got so full of themselves once they hit it big.. even installing a dress code at their shows.


No thanks. Give me War on Drugs and then we will talk, Apple Music.

They didn’t have a dress code. They encouraged people to dress in formal wear or costumes during their Reflektor tour but it wasn’t required. God forbid a band tries to encourage the audience to have fun. I like The War on Drugs but they play it pretty safe.
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40 months ago
One of my favourite bands, but I'm not digging what I've heard from the new album yet.
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40 months ago
Uh oh. This thread is going to be fairly barren. No rap music to complain about.:D:p
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40 months ago

Uh oh. This thread is going to be fairly barren. No rap music to complain about.:D:p

I got you covered ...

"YOU HIPSTERS GET OFF MY LAWN!!"
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40 months ago
Great band, I'm looking forward to it
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40 months ago

You can ask why Apple Music's priority is rap music without it being a complaint. I'm about tired of everyone saying I hate on rap for asking why that is.

Having said that, it's good to see a different genre talked about for the first time since the Beatles.

Google Search "Macrumors = Taylor Swift" ('https://www.google.com/search?q=macrumors+%3D+Taylor+Switft&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=macrumors+%3D+Taylor+Swift')
MacRumors 6-25-15 "Taylor Swift to Stream Top-Selling Album '1989' on Apple Music" (285 post) ('https://www.macrumors.com/2015/06/25/taylor-swift-apple-music-1989/')
MacRumors 12-13-2015 "Taylor Swift's '1989 World Tour LIVE' Film Announced as Apple Music Exclusive" (83 post) ('https://www.macrumors.com/2015/12/13/taylor-swifts-1989-apple-music-exclusive/')

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MacRumors 2-12-2017 "Prince Now Streaming on Apple Music" (19 post) ('https://www.macrumors.com/2017/02/12/prince-returns-to-apple-music/')
MacRumors 5-5-2017 "Apple Music May Become Exclusive Home to Prince's Unreleased 1983 'Purple Rain' Concert Film" (25 post) ('https://www.macrumors.com/2017/05/05/apple-music-prince-concert-film/')

After 5 hours of this thread and only 8 post, its no wonder Apple looks to Hiphop/Rap.
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