On Saturday, Beyoncé and Jay-Z launched a new collaborative album called „Everything is Love“ exclusively to Tidal subscribers, the streaming service that Jay-Z owns. Just under two days later, Everything is Love has now launched on Apple Music, Spotify Premium, and Amazon Music Unlimited, making this a very short timed exclusive for Tidal (via Variety). In two weeks, the album will be available on Spotify’s free tier.
In relation to Apple Music, The Carters have had a somewhat rocky relationship with Apple’s streaming music service. Beyoncé’s „Lemonade“ album never launched on Apple Music and remains available for Apple customers [...]
Apple appears to be rolling out a series of updates for Apple Music today, including a small but useful new section called „Coming Soon,“ which allows subscribers to check out new albums about to be released over the next few weeks. On iOS and macOS, the hub is located in the Browse tab > New Music > scroll down to find Coming Soon > tap „See All.“ Music Videos were previously the last thing to see here, but now Apple has introduced Coming Soon as well.
The hub lists artists from a variety of different genres, with impending albums from Panic! At The Disco („Pray For the Wicked“, June 22), Florence + The Machine („High As [...]
Singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes has broken the latest Apple Music record, with his self-titled third album becoming the most-streamed pop album of 2018 in under one week (via Billboard). Released on May 25, the new Shawn Mendes album was accompanied by a collection of bonus material on Apple Music, including a Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe, exclusive live concert and Q&A session, playlists, and more.
The previous record holder for most-streamed pop album of 2018 was Justin Timberlake’s „Man of the Woods,“ which launched in February. In the wake of the news, Apple Music confirmed that Mendes has also surpassed one billion global streams on the music [...]
As its stable of original television shows increases, Apple has now ordered a new half-hour dramedy called „Little Voices“ straight to series (via Variety). The show comes from executive producers J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles, and is described as a love letter to „the diverse musicality of New York.“
Little Voices will explore the lives of characters in their early 20s as they struggle to find their „authentic voice,“ and with Bareilles as executive producer the show will also debut original songs throughout the ten episode first season.
J.J. Abrams via Wikimedia Commons Screenwriter Jessie Nelson („I Am Sam“, [...]