Apple Music this week began rolling out a new section in Browse curated by Deutsche Grammophon, known as one of the biggest classical musical labels in the world. In this section, classical music fans will find featured playlists of specific composers, highlighted radio stations, and all-new visual albums stocked with the „full-length performance“ of select operas (via Engadget).
Specifically, one of the three visual albums is a staging of composer Charles-François Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, which was held at the 2008 Salzburg Music and Drama Festival. The visual album includes 32 tracks, which can be played all at once and runs for 2 hours and 33 [...]
Verizon and Apple today announced a new partnership which will see Verizon Unlimited customers able to sign up to receive six months of Apple Music for free.
Starting on Thursday, August 16, both new and existing customers who have one of Verizon’s Unlimited wireless plans can access a special offer for six months of Apple Music at no cost. Following this period, the subscription will be priced at $9.99 per month, the standard cost for an Apple Music subscription.
This is available to both new and existing Apple Music subscribers. According to Verizon, current Apple Music subscribers will get the same six months of free service as new subscribers. [...]
In an extensive profile of Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek, Fast Company’s Robert Safian recently sat down to speak for a few minutes with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.
The topic was, of course, Spotify and Apple Music, two of the major players in the streaming music market and fierce competitors. Cook said that he looks to music as inspiration and motivation, a philosophy that’s shared at Apple and has guided its focus on human-based music curation.
„Music inspires, it motivates. It’s also the thing at night that helps quiet me. I think it’s better than any medicine,“ Cook said. [...]
Apple Music appears to be rolling out an all-new weekly playlist called „Friends Mix“ to a few subscribers today. According to Reddit user Reesyy, the new curated playlist will be filled with songs that your Apple Music friends are listening to.
In order to keep track of which friend listened to each song, the playlist will include a profile picture on the songs as well. Friends Mix will update on Monday every week and include 25 tracks in each update, similar to the other Apple Music weekly playlists.
Image via Redditor Reesyy Friends Mix is making new use out of the social features that Apple debuted in iOS 11 last year, which lets users build their [...]