Debro Darden joins Apple Music as editorial head of hip-hop and R&B

Debro Darden joins Apple Music as editorial head of hip-hop and R&B

Billboard reports that Hot 97 (WQHT) New York morning personality and Apple Music Beats 1 anchor host Ebro Darden has been appointed Apple Music’s global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B. In this newly designated role, he’ll manage a team of hip-hop and R&B editors in developing editorial strategies for artists, albums and song releases in the U.S. and globally, the article adds.

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Apple and Kendall Jenner sued over Pizza Boys radio show

Apple and Kendall Jenner sued over Pizza Boys radio show

Another day, another lawsuit. The owner of Los Angeles brand and worldwide art collective Pizzaboyzzz, Robert Karageuzian, has sued Kendall Jenner, the 22-year-old model, her DJ friend Daniel Chetrit and Apple over their new Beats 1 radio show for trademark infringement, according to court documents obtained by The Blast.

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Taylor Swift sells out, now shilling for Apple Music

Taylor Swift sells out, now shilling for Apple Music

Pop singer Taylor Swift was no fan of Apple Music last June when the service launched, threatening to keep her album 1989 off of the service in a protest of Apple's royalty policies. Her threatened boycott had the desired effect, with Apple almost immediately responding with a change in how royalties would be paid during a listener's three-month free trial. Now the singer is appearing in a hilarious video for Apple Music that highlights curated playlists.

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The 1975 to do a live streaming concert on Apple Music Beats 1

The 1975 to do a live streaming concert on Apple Music Beats 1

The 1975 will be doing a live stream of a concert on Apple Music's Beats 1 on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 9 pm (Pacific). The group made the announcement on Twitter — as noted by 9to5Mac — that suggests the show is a promotion for its next album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it.

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Apple Music to host exclusive Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour concert video, and she's on Beats 1 Radio today

Apple Music to host exclusive Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour concert video, and she's on Beats 1 Radio today

At 9 AM PT / Noon ET / 5 PM UK today, Taylor Swift will be talking with DJ Zane Lowe on Apple's Beats 1 radio show. The music star is partnering with Apple to provide a concert video of her 1989 World Tour exclusively on Apple Music starting December 20, 2015, and will also be part of promotions at Apple Stores with displays and Taylor Swift-branded iTunes gift cards.

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AWT News Update: July 20, 2015

AWT News Update: July 20, 2015

On this day in 1969, mankind first walked on the Moon as two the Apollo 11 astronauts -- Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin -- stepped outside of the lunar module "Eagle". On this day in 2015, here's what happenend in the world of Apple:

  • The National Football League announced a new domestic Game Pass service compatible with Apple TV
  • MTV announced that it will reveal the nominees for the 2015 Video Music Awards on Apple's Beats 1 radio station tomorrow at 7 AM PT/10 AM ET
  • Apple World Today will be liveblogging the Apple 3Q 2015 earnings call. You can listen to the call yourself at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/earningsq315 but you'll have to visit Apple World Today for our commentary
  • Apple's leasing about 30,000 square feet of office space in Seattle
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How to catch every song Beats 1 plays

How to catch every song Beats 1 plays

Thanks to Twitter, you can find every song that gets played on Beats 1

Here's a scenario you might find familiar. You're listening to Beats 1 when a great song comes on that you haven't heard before. You try to add it to your collection but it's not available. You search the iTunes Store but it's not there either. In the meantime, the song is over. What was it again? Drat, I forgot. Oh well. 

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From the Editor's Desk: Beats 1 and the return of the summer anthem

From the Editor's Desk: Beats 1 and the return of the summer anthem

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears for Fears will forever remind me of riding in my then girlfriend's crappy Oldsmobile Omega, windows down, sun shining, off to have some fun. 

Van Halen's "5150" brings me back to riding the bus with the soccer team to away games. 

Nitzer Ebb's "Join In The Chant" recalls my first year living in Boston.

These summer anthems are inextricably linked with time, place, and feelings: speeding in the Olds, the camaraderie of teammates, a new adventure beginning. 

All of it was fueled by radio.

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How to use the mini music player while browsing Apple Music

 How to use the mini music player while browsing Apple Music

The new Music app in iOS is chock full featueres, including Beats 1 radio content, the For You recommendation engine and the Connect social network. The Music app is all about music so it make sense that Apple`would include a mini player that allows you to control your music while you browse through all the content in the app. Read on to find out more about the mini player and how to use it. 

 

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Beats Music's "The Sentence" in Apple Music, sort of

Beats Music's "The Sentence" in Apple Music, sort of

While the fun of "The Sentence," a feature of Beats Music, does not appear in Apple Music, its most imporant aspect -- perfectly curated playslist -- lives on.

When Beats Music was announced in January of 2014, I had accounts with Rdioand Pandora, and each served a purpose. I used Pandora's themed, streaming stations as a limitless shuffle mode, while Rdio was a library of on-demand music. Beats Music offered both options plus the careful curation of its employees and partners. I was hooked and went all-in just a few days after launch, ditching both Rdio and Pandora.

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