Apple has acquired Platoon, a London-based A&R startup focused on discovering rising music artists, according to Music Business Worldwide.
Platoon was founded in 2016 by Saul Klein, co-founder of defunct British video-on-demand service LoveFilm, and Denzyl Feigelson, who is a 40-year music industry veteran and has been advisor to Apple about matters related to iTunes and later Apple Music since 2003, according to his LinkedIn profile.
The startup reportedly worked with California singer Billie Eilish before she signed to Interscope in 2017. The 16-year-old recently debuted a new song „Come Out And Play“ as the backdrop to Apple’s [...]
This week, Apple shared a new press release that highlighted the best music, movies, television shows, podcasts, and books of 2018. With the announcement, Apple has now rolled out new sections in each service that highlight these pieces of media under an all-new „Best of 2018“ category.
Throughout 2018 we’ve been celebrating the creativity of app developers, musicians, writers and storytellers across the Apple community. As the year draws to a close, we’re thrilled to highlight some of our favorites — and yours. https://t.co/7PWIMiEOdg
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) December 4, 2018
You can check out all of the new [...]
Apple is now beta testing a version of the Apple Music app for Android smartphones that works with larger-screen Android tablets (via Pixel Spot). Found in the 2.7.0 update of Apple Music on Android, when opened on an Android tablet the app now adapts to the increased display area. With the added room, it shows additional playlists, albums, featured artists, songs, and more of what is presented in the selected tab, similar to Apple Music on iPad.
Image via Pixel Spot In regards to the tabs, Apple Music on Android also now features a bottom bar navigation menu that’s close to the one found on the iOS app, with Library, For You, Browse, and Radio all listed at the [...]
Apple today presented its best of 2018 lists, highlighting the apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, and audiobooks that „shaped entertainment and culture around the world this year.“
Apple shares its top lists for the App Store, iTunes Store, and more each and every year, and this year’s lists are available via the Apple Newsroom.
According to Apple, the App Trend of the Year is „Self-Care,“ featuring wellness apps like Fabulous, Shine, and Calm. The Game Trend of the Year was, unsurprisingly, „Battle Royale-style gaming“ so named because of the popularity of apps like Fortnite and PUBG.