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Apple Renames 'Beats 1' to 'Apple Music 1' and Launches Two More Radio Stations

Tuesday August 18, 2020 5:49 am PDT by
Apple today announced that it has renamed its Beats 1 radio station to Apple Music 1. The radio station can be accessed through the Radio tab in the Music app across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other devices, with no Apple Music subscription required. Launched in 2015, the newly renamed Apple Music 1 is a 24-hour live radio station broadcast by Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden, and other DJs out of...

Apple Employees Help Transcribe Music for iOS 13's New Real-Time Lyrics Feature

Tuesday October 8, 2019 7:54 am PDT by
In an interview with WIRED, Apple Music head Oliver Schusser has revealed that Apple has a team of employees listening to songs and transcribing the lyrics to ensure they are accurate for iOS 13's new real-time lyrics feature:In probably the most bizarre example of Apple spending to get the experience right, Schusser says that Apple has "a team of people listening to music and transcribing the...
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Beats 1 Radio Anchor Ebro Darden Appointed to Leadership Position on Apple Music Team

Wednesday January 2, 2019 6:57 am PST by
Beats 1 radio host Ebro Darden has been appointed as Apple Music's global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B, according to Billboard. Ebro Darden and Ariana Grande In this newly designated full-time role, which he starts today, the report claims Darden will "manage a team of hip-hop and R&B editors in developing editorial strategies for artists, albums and song releases" in the United States...
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Nicki Minaj Says Spotify Retaliated Against Her After She Debuted Her Latest Album on Apple's Beats 1 Radio [Updated]

Monday August 20, 2018 6:49 am PDT by
Earlier this month, hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj debuted her latest album "Queen" on her new Beats 1 radio show "Queen Radio," just minutes before its wider release. And, by the sounds of it, that didn't make Spotify very happy. In a series of tweets on Sunday, highlighted by Digital Music News, Minaj said Spotify retaliated by electing not to promote the album on its platform during its first ...
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Beats 1's Zane Lowe Says Streaming Music Goes Beyond Apple: 'There is No League With One Team'

Friday August 17, 2018 7:57 am PDT by
In a new interview today with The Los Angeles Times, Beats 1 host Zane Lowe discussed a few topics related to Apple Music's daily streaming radio show, including the company's rivals. Without directly referencing Spotify, Lowe explained the need for competition among streaming music platforms. “This is a controversial statement: I don't ever want us to be the only streaming service on the...
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Apple Confirms HomePod's Supported Audio Sources in Tech Specs

Thursday February 1, 2018 5:26 am PST by
Apple today updated its HomePod tech specs page with a new Audio Sources section that lists all of the ways in which the speaker can stream audio, setting the record straight on some conflicting information. • Apple Music: HomePod users can ask Siri to play any of over 45 million songs available on Apple Music. A subscription is required. • iTunes Music: HomePod users can ask Siri to play ...

Beats 1 Charity Auction Offers Behind the Scenes Studio Tour With Zane Lowe

Friday December 8, 2017 9:40 am PST by
Apple's Beats 1 Radio division is teaming up with auction site Charitybuzz to raise money for MusiCares through an auction that offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the Beats 1 studio in Los Angeles with Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe. Described as a one-day internship, the auction provides one winner with a full day at Beats 1, as well as access to a few members of the Beats 1 team. In addition to...
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Two Year Anniversary of Beats 1 Celebrated in New Interview With DJs

Monday July 3, 2017 9:05 am PDT by
Two years ago Apple Music officially launched, alongside the debut of the service's 24/7 streaming radio channel Beats 1. In celebration of that anniversary, Beats 1 DJs Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga have given an interview to Highsnobiety to discuss their career high points working on Beats 1, the evolving landscape of digital radio, and more. Zane Lowe has spoken about his origins ...
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Apple Said to Add Beats 1 Broadcasting Booth to Iconic Fifth Avenue Store in New York City

Sunday April 9, 2017 11:10 am PDT by
Apple's flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan will include a "very unique area" for broadcasting its Beats 1 radio station, as part of ongoing renovations, according to a person familiar with the matter. This particular source has provided MacRumors with reliable information in the past. Apple's iconic Fifth Avenue store in New York City The person did not share any further details, but ...
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Beats 1 is 'the Biggest Radio Station in the World', Says Apple Music

Monday March 27, 2017 3:45 am PDT by
Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine, Zane Lowe, Robert Kondrk, and Larry Jackson spoke to The Verge over the weekend about their work with the musician Drake and the success of Beats 1 radio station, which launched in tandem with the Apple Music app in 2015. Republic Records told The Verge that Drake's new album More Life was streamed 300 million times worldwide in its first week on Apple...

Apple's Beats 1 Radio Station Launches in Singapore

Tuesday February 14, 2017 2:22 am PST by
Apple's 24/7 online radio station, Beats 1, finally went live in Singapore on Tuesday, almost two years after Apple Music first launched there (via Mashable). The availability of Beats 1 – which does not require an Apple Music subscription to listen to – is notable for a country in which iPhones usually launch the same day as in the U.S., and where Apple's streaming music service has...
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George Stroumboulopoulos to Kick Off Canadian 'Takeover' of Beats 1 Tomorrow

Friday July 1, 2016 7:08 pm PDT by
Canadian music and TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos will kick off a Canadian "takeover" of Beats 1 with an hourlong segment on July 2 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, Apple has confirmed to the Financial Post. George Stroumboulopoulos, left, and Beats 1 host Zane Lowe (Financial Post) Part entertainment, part education, these hour-long sessions are a chance for local talent to shine a light...
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Beats 1 Announces New deadmau5 Show ‘mau5trap presents’

Tuesday March 15, 2016 5:38 am PDT by
Popular music producer and performer Joel Thomas Zimmerman, most popularly known as deadmau5, is set to join Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station this Friday. The 35-year-old artist will have his own show, called "mau5trap presents," debuting at 3PM PST on Friday, March 18. Besides the announcement tweet via the Beats 1 account, no other specifics regarding the content of mau5trap presents were ...

Zane Lowe Says Jimmy Iovine Told Him 'Don't Be Boring' in New Interview

Monday March 14, 2016 7:01 pm PDT by
Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe discussed a range of topics, including Apple executive Jimmy Iovine's advice to him and his own personal history, in a new interview with Vice's music channel Noisey. When he first arrived at Apple Music, Lowe said there was only one piece of advice Iovine had given him. "I was trying to go and seek sage-like advice from the master," Lowe said. Iovine had asked him how ...
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Apple Music Radio Tab Updated With Dynamic Beats 1 Banner

Thursday March 10, 2016 4:42 am PST by
Apple has rolled out a small but notable update to the Radio tab in Apple Music, removing the static Beats 1 logo at the top of the landing page and replacing it with a new UI that dynamically updates to the currently-airing live radio show (via 9to5Mac). In addition to the title, the tab will update with new artwork and the airing location of the show. The change also brings more direct UI...

Apple Music to Stream Live Concert by The 1975 on Thursday

Monday February 22, 2016 7:17 pm PST by
Apple Music today announced that it'll stream a concert for the band The 1975 Thursday at 9 a.m. Pacific on Beats 1. Apple Music has been teasing the announcement all day on its Snapchat account, displaying the band's lyrics and teasing the concert's set as preparations for the event are completed. Apple isn't a newcomer to live streaming concerts, as it broadcasts its annual Apple Music...
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Apple Files Trademarks for Beats 2, 3, 4, and 5 Radio Stations

Monday December 28, 2015 8:13 am PST by
Apple filed trademark applications for the word marks B2, B3, B4, and B5 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in November, including the matching marks Beats Two, Beats Three, Beats Four, and Beats Five, as spotted by French website Consomac [Google Translate]. The applications are currently pending review. All four trademark applications are assigned to "Beats Electronics, LLC," have...
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Beats 1 Lead Executive Ian Rogers Leaves Apple

Friday August 28, 2015 4:38 am PDT by
Apple Music senior director and former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers has resigned from Apple nearly two months after the launch of the streaming music service, the company confirmed to the Financial Times today. Rogers was among a group of executives that joined Apple last year when the iPhone maker acquired Beats for $3 billion. Rogers's official title was Senior Director of Apple Music, a...
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Zane Lowe Discusses Beats 1, Meeting Dr. Dre, Moving to Los Angeles and More

Friday August 14, 2015 11:50 am PDT by
Just over six weeks after the launch of Apple Music, Billboard has published a wide-ranging interview with lead radio DJ Zane Lowe, in which he talks about Beats 1, collaborating with Dr. Dre and Trent Reznor, familiarizing himself with American radio stations, moving to Los Angeles from London and a number of other topics. Zane Lowe hosts a flagship radio show on Beats 1 every Monday-Thursday ...
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The Weeknd, Drake and Disclosure Among Most Played Artists on Beats 1

Wednesday August 12, 2015 5:45 am PDT by
Quartz yesterday published an article which analyzed data from Apple Music's Beats 1 radio station, in an attempt to get a feel for the station's most played songs and artists throughout the month of July. The company took data collected from 12,445 songs specifically from "early July to early August," and discovered that artists The Weeknd, Drake, and Disclosure were the top three most-played...