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

Tuesday July 21, 2015 7:48 am PDT by
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 has updated its System Status ...

Apple Music Debuts Eminem's New Music Video, Announces Dr. Dre's Beats 1 Radio Show

Friday July 3, 2015 7:29 pm PDT by
In late June, it was revealed that Apple had rounded up celebrity partners to host radio shows on its Beats 1 programming schedule, including Elton John, Pharrell and Dr. Dre. Today, the company announced that Dre's show, The Pharmacy, will premiere Saturday, July 4 at 3 PM PST and will broadcast every week thereafter at the same time. The hour-long show will be co-hosted by Dre and Eddie...

'Beats 1 Plays' Live Tweets Songs Played on Beats 1 Radio

Thursday July 2, 2015 8:26 am PDT by
Beats 1 is a multi-genre radio station for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC that plays a wide variety of songs from indie and popular artists alike, but there is currently no way to identify tracks that have already been played in realtime. To solve that problem, web apps developer Callum Jones has created an unofficial Twitter account that live tweets songs as they are played on Beats 1 Radio (via The...

List of Countries Where Apple Music and Beats 1 Radio Are Now Available

Tuesday June 30, 2015 8:45 pm PDT by
Apple has posted a list of over 115 countries where some combination of Apple Music, Apple Music Radio, Beats 1 Radio and iTunes Match are available per iPhone in Canada. Apple Music and Apple Music Radio are available in 110 countries as of today's launch, while Angola, Puerto Rico, Israel, Taiwan, and Turkey are five countries where the streaming music service has yet to launch. Apple ...

Hands-On Walkthrough of Apple Music and Beats 1 Radio

Tuesday June 30, 2015 4:19 pm PDT by
Apple's much-anticipated music service, Apple Music, launched this morning as part of iOS 8.4, bringing on-demand streaming music, the Beats 1 radio station, and Apple Connect, Apple's new social network aimed at letting artists connect with fans in new and unique ways. We went hands-on with Apple Music in iOS 8.4 to give you a look at how the new service works, what it looks like, what it...

Apple Releases iTunes 12.2 With Apple Music and Beats 1 Support

Tuesday June 30, 2015 3:14 pm PDT by
Apple today released iTunes 12.2 for OS X Yosemite users, introducing desktop support for the new Apple Music service. Launched today as part of iOS 8.4, Apple Music lets iTunes users to listen to on-demand music, create playlists, find music suitable for every activity, and more. Apple Music is also accompanied by Apple Music Connect, Apple's new artist-centric social network, and the Beats 1...

Beats 1 Radio Accepting Song Requests from Listeners

Tuesday June 30, 2015 2:44 pm PDT by
One of the upcoming segments on Beats 1 radio is called "Requests," and it appears this broadcast will feature songs that have been requested from Beats 1 listeners around the world. According to a tweet from the Beats 1 Twitter account, users can request a song by calling in to the station. The Apple Music Tumblr site has a page that's dedicated to requests, listing phone numbers around the...

Beats 1 Worldwide 24/7 Live Radio With Zane Lowe Now Available

Tuesday June 30, 2015 9:33 am PDT by
Following the launch of Apple Music alongside iOS 8.4, Apple's Beats 1 radio station led by Zane Lowe has begun broadcasting. Available in more than 100 countries, Beats 1 is a 24/7 radio station that will play music around the clock with live DJs and guests. The inaugural song played on Beats 1 radio right when it kicked off at 9:00 a.m. was Spring King's "City," which was followed by Beck's...

Apple Releases iOS 8.4 With Apple Music, Beats 1, and Revamped Music App

Tuesday June 30, 2015 7:49 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS 8.4, the fourth major update to iOS 8. First seeded to developers in April, iOS 8.4 includes a newly revamped Music app and Apple's long-awaited on-demand streaming music service, Apple Music. iOS 8.4 is available immediately as an over-the-air download, and the new Apple Music service is located within the Music app. Apple Music will be available immediately after iOS ...

Apple Music First Impressions: Convenient All-in-One Experience With Overwhelming Design

Tuesday June 30, 2015 5:44 am PDT by
As Apple Music gears up to launch in the next few hours this morning -- 9 AM Pacific to be exact, following iOS 8.4 at around 8 AM Pacific -- a few publications have posted some detailed first impressions of the the music streaming service. Getting to mess around with the app for the first time, Mashable, Re/code, The Loop and Rolling Stone came away with largely positive reactions to Apple's...

iOS 8.4 Launching at 8 AM Pacific Tuesday, Beats 1 Goes Live at 9 AM [Updated]

Sunday June 28, 2015 5:16 am PDT by
Former Beats Music CEO and current Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers made a brief blog post yesterday summarizing some of his background in music leading up to this week's debut of Apple Music while also revealing Apple's launch schedule for iOS 8.4 and the new Beats 1 radio station. According to Rogers, iOS 8.4 will go live at 8 AM Pacific this Tuesday, two hours earlier than Apple's...

Beats 1 to Include Programming Blocks From Celebrities Like Elton John, Pharrell, and Dr. Dre

Thursday June 25, 2015 7:20 am PDT by
News has been swirling around the impending launch of Apple's new streaming music service, Apple Music, for a few weeks now. This morning, it was revealed that rapper Eminem will be the first official guest interviewed by DJ Zane Lowe on the Beats 1 live 24/7 radio show, setting up for a launch next Tuesday, June 30. Today, thanks to an in-depth post from The New York Times, new details regarding ...

Eminem Provides First Beats 1 Guest Interview With DJ Zane Lowe

Thursday June 25, 2015 5:17 am PDT by
Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe has teased an image on Instagram that confirms hip-hop artist and rapper Eminem will be the first guest interviewed on the global radio station, which launches as part of Apple Music next week. Eminem's appearance is largely unsurprising given that he has a close relationship with Beats co-founder Dr. Dre and is signed to his record label Aftermath Entertainment. Lowe...

New Radio Tab With Beats 1 Demo Appears on iOS 8.4 and iOS 9 Betas

Thursday June 18, 2015 4:53 am PDT by
With less than two weeks until the launch of Apple Music in over 100 countries, the latest signs of the streaming music service continue to appear in iOS 8.4 and iOS 9 betas. A number of users running the pre-release software versions have shared screenshots showing a new Radio tab in the Music app that displays a Beats 1 demo alongside a list of other stations and genres. The new Radio tab...