Axl Rose Says Tim Cook ‘Is the Donald Trump of the Music Industry’ and We Have Questions

Last week, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose tweeted something with zero context. (Who among us?) But the more I think about what he tweeted, the more questions I have. Read More >>

Apple’s HomePod Can Apparently Damage Your Furniture

While it produces fantastic audio, Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker has also annoyed early users with obtuse software limitations, a lack of real Bluetooth connectivity, and missing multi-room playback support that won’t come until later this year. And now there’s one more irritation to add to that list, as it seems the HomePod can damage your wood furniture. Read More >>

Apple Music Was Always Going to Win

Everybody knows that Apple is rich and powerful. So few will be surprised to learn that, despite showing up to the party late, the Cupertino company now appears to be winning some key battles in the streaming music wars. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple Music is about to overtake Spotify as the most popular streaming music service in the United States. In fact, it may have alregady done it. Read More >>

Apple Is Reportedly ‘Close to Acquiring Shazam’

Apple’s got more cash on hand than any other company on the planet, and some of that cash may go towards acquiring Shazam. Read More >>

YouTube Is Working on a Music Subscription Service No One Asked For

YouTube—perhaps the largest repository of free music on the planet—plans to introduce a paid music subscription service in March. What could go wrong? Read More >>

How to Safely Share Your Netflix and Other Streaming Logins With Friends

Armed with the right login credentials from generous friends and family, you could happily enjoy Netflix, Spotify, and a tonne of other streaming services without spending a penny—but is all this password-sharing smart? In some cases, sharing your login info could result in you losing the service altogether. We’ve looked into the biggest names in streaming to find out the official account limits and policies, so you can avoid any unwelcome interruptions. Read More >>

Watching Apple’s New Dragons Den-Inspired TV Series Is Like Slowly Dying

On Tuesday night, Apple premiered its first attempt at an original TV show, Planet of the Apps, a Dragon's Den meets The X-Factor unscripted series where app developers appeal to a panel of celebrity judges for outside funding. The first episode is currently available for free on Apple Music. It is also very bad. Read More >>

Streaming Music Services, From Most Screwed to Least Screwed

SoundCloud is fucked. On Thursday, the streaming music service mostly known as a place to hear podcasts and remixes from unknown DJs confirmed that it had taken $70 million (£56 million) in debt funding—basically a loan from various investors—in order to stay in business. Read More >>

Your Favourite Music App Has Higher Quality Audio Than You Think

Chances are you’ve signed up to at least one streaming service—but are you making the most of the best-quality music on offer? A quick audit of your apps can boost both streaming and downloaded bit-rates, so you’re always assured of the highest fidelity audio flowing through your pricy headphones to your eardrums. Which means you hear more of the music and a little less of the noise that can accompany lower quality music files. Read More >>

Prince’s Music is Coming to Spotify

As of Sunday 12th February, Prince's catalogue of music from his time at Warner Bros. from 1978 to 1996, including 1999, Diamonds and Pearls and Purple Rain, will be available on streaming service Spotify, as well as Apple Music and Napster. Read More >>

If Apple’s Video Plan is Really This Half-Arsed, it Will Be a Disaster

Apple is preparing to produce its own original scripted TV shows and potentially films, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. Apple executives are reportedly already in discussion with industry veterans about how to create shows comparable to Netflix’s Stranger Things or HBO’s Westworld. If all goes according to plan, the company will begin offering its original TV shows on its $10-per-month streaming service Apple Music by the end of 2017. Sadly, it looks like Apple is going to half-ass the enterprise. Read More >>

Spotify Is Burying Artists That Give Exclusives to Apple

According to a new report, Spotify really hates artist exclusives so much that it’s penalising acts that put their jams on Apple Music first. Read More >>

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EE Offers 6 Months of Free Apple Music to New Customers

EE has announced a new perk for pay monthly customers: Free Apple Music for six moths. Read More >>

What’s Better: Apple Music or Google Play Music?

Think streaming music, and the first name that springs to mind is probably Spotify—but there are some great alternatives out there. Both Apple and Google have music services for streaming, downloads, and playing local files across phones, tablets, and desktop. There are lots of different ways to compare the two services, but we’re going to try and simplify it by starting with all the similarities. Here’s how Apple Music compares to Google Play Music. Read More >>

Apple Music Now Comes With Lyrics and a Much-Improved UI

If you were hoping Apple had a grand masterplan to overhaul Apple Music, it's dancing on the ceiling time. The app has been redesigned to make it look cleaner and has also been given lyrics. Read More >>