Month: June 2017

How to cancel Apple Music subscription

Signing up for Apple Music is a cinch. In the newest version of iTunes, released on June 30, it’s easy to add a subscription in just a few minutes.

Apple Music provides with various music songs,  after you subscribe it, you can play and free download all the music files as you like. But how to cancel the subscription, if you don’t like it.

Once you’re signed up, your subscription will auto-renew every month unless you elect to cancel it before the next billing cycle begins.

Cancel Subscriptions on iTunes for the Desktop

If you’re using iTunes on a desktop computer, then to cancel your Apple Music or any other self-renewing subscription, first click your account at the top of the iTunes window, then click “Account Info”.

You will need to enter your Apple ID password to access your Account Info. Once you’re on your account information page, scroll down to Settings, and click “Manage” next to Subscriptions.

Now you see all your various subscriptions to which you are or have been subscribed. Click “Edit” next to your Apple Music membership.

If there are any renewal options, you can review those and make changes. For example here we can switch to a Family plan for $14.99 per month. To cancel your Apple Music subscription however, click “Off” next to Automatic Renewal.

When you’re ready, click “Done” and when your free Apple Music trial runs out your subscription will be canceled and you will not be billed.

Canceling Subscription on an iOS Device

On any iOS device such as an iPad or iPhone, open the Settings and tap “iTunes & App Store”, then tap your Apple ID.

Next tap “View Apple ID” on the resulting pop up dialog and then enter your password to access your account information.

Under the Subscriptions heading click “Manage”.

Now you’ll see all your subscriptions listed and their current status, next tap the subscription you want to cancel.

Again, just as on iTunes, you’ll see your subscription details and be able to change your renewal options. Next to “Automatic Renewal” you will want to tap the button to “Off” to cancel your subscription.

When you’re finished, tap “Done” to exit and you will not be billed for Apple Music (or whatever subscription you’re canceling) after the free trial ends.

Whether or not you’re an Apple Music believer is going to largely depend upon your allegiance to existing streaming services as well whether you even own an Apple device.

If you use Android, you’re going to have to wait a while for the app to arrive for your device, which basically means that if you sign up for the free trial right now, you’re really just wasting it if you like to take your streaming music on the go with you.

On the other hand, if you’ve already decided to check it out, then enjoy your free three months and know that you can cancel anytime using the methods described above. If you have any comments or questions you would like to share with us, please leave your feedback in our discussion forum.

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MUSIC 6 songs to listen to if you love Halsey’s ‘Now or Never’

Halsey returned with her trippy opus — and second studio album — hopeless fountain kingdom earlier this month. The ambitious set became the first No.1 album from a female artist on the Billboard 200 chart in 2017 (it has since been followed by LPs from both Katy Perry and Lorde). “Now Or Never,” its lead single, has been bouncing around the Top 20 of the Hot 100 and has received over 100 streams on Spotify so far.

The 22-year-old pop adventurist penned the tune with Rihanna-cohort Starrah (you can thank her for “Needed Me,” off Rih’s 2016 collection ANTI). If the track has struck a nerve you like, there’s plenty more raw-edged bangers floating around the internet you might enjoy. EW’s favorite swaps are below.

Charli XCX, “Dreamer” feat. Starrah and RAYE

Starrah has been busy in 2017. As well as serving as a guest vocalist, the 27-year-old songsmith also wrote this attitude-laden track off Charli XCX’s February mixtape. If “Now Or Never” sees its protagonist wrestling with a doomed relationship, this is the punchy, better-than-ever aftermath. “I’m a dreamer,” the chorus echoes. “Step, step out the Beemer/ Angels in the clouds rain down, best believe it.”

Bryson Tiller, “Somethin’ Tell Me”

Is there a concept more torturing and relatable than that of star-crossed lovers? Both Tiller and Halsey combat such an inevitable reality in their cuts — while both also embrace sensuous, trap-soul beats.

Melanie Martinez, “Tag, you’re It”

Turn the bass way up. The Voice alum embraces a low-end familiar to Halsey fans while weaving a tale of sexual assault, where she plays both the victim and the aggressor.

Zella Day, “Hypnotic” 

Love is all-consuming — and both these women know it. “Said you know I wanna keep you around,” Halsey spits. “‘Round forever, hey, hey, hey/ I want you to love me now, now, now, now, now, now.” Day isequally lovesick on her 2015 EP, countering, “You got me talking in my sleep/ I don’t wanna come back down/ I don’t wanna touch the ground.” That they both toy with an electro-R&B sensibility, well, that’s just fitting, isn’t it?

MØ, “Waste of Time”

The Danish singer has been catapulted to the top of the charts a couple times in recent years, thanks to prime placement on behemoth singles like “Lean On” from dance music trio Major Lazer and “Don’t Leave,” her collab with production duo Snakehips. But on her solo material, like this track off her 2014 LP, she embraces a nihilistic, love-me-forever-or-never-speak-to-me-again viewpoint similar to Halsey’s.

Cashmere Cat, “Quit” feat. Ariana Grande

A powerhouse female vocalist, lyrics lamenting the shackles of an unfit romance, and ace production from Norwegian export Cashmere Cat. Are we referring to “Now Or Never” or, streaming above, “Quit”? Try both.

Source from http://ew.com/music/2017/06/27/halsey-now-never-singles-swap/

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How to burn streaming Music to CD

More and more people listen to these music files with the streaming music App, like Apple Music, Spotify and so on.

You know also that all the streaming Music are DRM limited, you can listen to and download them during your subscription time. If you cancel, all the music won’t be played any more even the downloaded.

Here we take burning Apple Music to CD for example. If you want to burn Spotify to CD, you can also find a software and then do the same job.

To burn Apple Music to CD, you need the following things:

  1. one Mac (OS X 10.8 or later)
  2. Macsome iTunes Converter
  3. Apple ID (has subscribed Apple Music)

You need to know that Macsome iTunes Converter can only convert downloaded Apple Music.

First of all, open your iTunes, go to Apple Music, and choose the music songs you want to convert, and download them.

Second, go to download the latest version of Macsome iTunes Converter, install and run it.

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Third, click “+” button, choose all the downloaded Apple music files among iTunes library, and then click “OK”.

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Fourth, click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder.

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Here if you want a better audio quality, you can choose a lower conversion speed.

Fifth, click “CONVERT” to start conversion.

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After the conversion, you can burn the converted and unprotected Audio files to CD with iTunes easily.

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Apple Music for Android V2.2.1 has been released

Apple today is rolling out a minor update to its Apple Music app on Android. The update brings the app to version 2.1 and brings under-the-hood improvements. The update is available now on the Play Store.

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In the changelog, Apple simply states that the update includes minor app and performance improvements.

What’s New

This update includes minor app and performance improvements.

Today’s smaller update follows a larger update back in April that marked the apps’s first major update. The update brought with an iOS 10-style redesign, with lyric support, improved support for Beats 1, For You playlists, and more.

Apple Music for Android requires 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher, though it’s still not compatible with tablets. The app launched back in November and replaced the Beats Music app.  Apple Music on Android lists a 10 to 50 million install base according to the Play Store despite mixed reviews averaging at 3.5 of 5 stars.

Apple Music is available on the Play Store now for free.

If you don’t want to download the Android App, but want to listen to Apple Music, follow the guide to enjoy Apple Music on Android.

 

How to copy Apple Music playlist to Spotify

Some users complained that, after they made a wonderful playlist, but they don’t like the interface, any ways to copy the playlist from Apple Music to Spotify.

Both Apple Music and Spotify are online streaming music services.  All their music files are protected with DRM. If you want to copy one to other one, you need to remove DRM and then transfer the converted music files to Spotify as you like.

To solve the problem better, we need a third party tool – Macsome iTunes Converter to help you remove DRM and convert to unprotected music format like MP3, AAC, WAV and so on, and then you can transfer them to Spotify.

Now follow the next step-by-step guide to finish the transferring from Apple Music to Spotify.

Step 1. Login your Apple ID, and download the music files of the playlist from Apple Music.

Step 2. Free Download Macsome iTunes Converter, install and run it on your Mac.

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Macsome iTunes Converter supports converting any Audio tracks including Music songs, albums, purchased Audio books and so on to MP3, AAC, FLAC and so on. Even the audio files are protected and limited with DRM, if you can play them on iTunes normally, you can convert them with its help.

Not only Mac version, the iTunes Converter also supports a Windows version for Windows users.

Step 3. Click “+” to import the downloaded Apple Music files from the library or playlist. All the Apple Music files you have downloaded the Apple Music files you want to convert and they can work normally on your iTunes.

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Step 4. Click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder. There are four output formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC and WMA for you to choose. If necessary, you can also reset the related audio parameters.

Moreover, you can reset the conversion speed, the default one is 10X. If you want to get a higher audio quality, you can choose a lower conversion speed.

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Step 5. Click the “CONVERT” button to start your converting.

Converting Apple Music songs to MP3

After you complete the conversion, you can find all the converted Music files on you Mac, and then you can add them to your Spotify.

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Apple Music hits 27M paid subs, adds MusicKit API and social listening

Ping is still dead, but Apple Music is becoming more social, and more flexible so it can work with all your other devices or apps. This slew of new features will roll out with iOS 11 this September.

Today at WWDC Apple announced that Apple Music now has 27 million paid subscribers compared to Spotify’s 50 million. This shows its pre-installation plus free trial strategy is helping Apple Music catch up to Spotify with its free ad-supported tier.

Developers will now be able to use the new MusicKit API to use your Apple Music subscription to play full songs in their apps. Developers can access your Cloud Library, pull your For You recommendations for music personalization, surface Featured music and charts to bubble up what’s most popular and search through playlists, stations and categories.

MusicKit will power Nike+ Run integrations with your playlists, the ability to instantly add songs to your library that you identify with Shazam and let you DJ with all of Apple Music’s 40 million songs via the podcasting app Anchor. MusicKit gives Apple Music a competing developer platform to Spotify’s range of APIs and SDKs that similarly let paid subscribers bring their music collection and all of Spotify’s songs to other apps.

The new AirPlay 2 bakes multi-room audio speaker control directly into iOS via HomeKit so you can easily play songs in specific parts of your house with Apple Music. The new watchOS 4 also comes with some Apple Music improvements, including a better interface, multiple playlist syncing and a simpler AirPods experience.

Apple Music user profiles are becoming more social. If you connect with a friend via Apple Music, you’ll be able to see what they’re listening to most or hearing right now so you can tune in to the same jams. For privacy, you’ll be able to choose whether your listening activity is public or private. Again, this replicates the social listening features Spotify debuted with Facebook back in 2011. Friends will also be able to add music to your Up Next queue, which is like a lightweight version of Spotify’s collaborative playlists.

Apple appears to be taking Spotify’s platform and social playbook and making these features accessible in the layman’s streaming music app. While Spotify focuses its own algorithmic music discovery playlists like Discover Weekly, Apple is trying to convert former MP3 buyers into a new generation of streamers by focusing on simplicity and adaptability.

Source from https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/05/apple-music-social/

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JUNE 2017, which music album will be released

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Nothing inspires us to roll down the windows, crank up the music and get down like the beginning of summer. If you’ve just endured an oppressive winter and a rainy spring, feeling those first tinges of warmth in the air is cause for celebration, and the month of June has the soundtrack covered. Here are some of the albums due out in the next 30 days that we can’t wait to drop the needle on, from Chuck Berry to Lorde to Vince Staples and beyond.

1. Chuck Berry, Chuck

Release Date: June 16
Label: EP

In 2016, a slew of legendary rock icons died shortly after releasing their farewell albums. In 2017, the late Chuck Berry is basically doing the same in reverse. Berry completed the aptly titled Chuck, his final studio album, shortly before his death in March. Though it’s his first album of new material in nearly 40 years, the rock-and-roll style is recognizably his own—there’s a rollicking single called “Big Boys” and a sequel to “Johnny B. Goode” titled “Lady B. Goode.” Of course, it’s remarkable that there is a new Chuck Berry album at all. It’s been 90 years since he was born, so this is the chronological equivalent of Justin Bieber putting out a new album in the year 2084. That album should be fun to listen to during the climate apocalypse. —Zach Schonfeld

2 Chainz, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music

Release Date: June 16
Label: GOOD Music

It’s true, pretty girls do like trap music. But you know who else likes trap music? Everyone—or at least everyone looking to spend summer nights milly rocking and twerking to head-banging hip-hop beats. 2 Chainz recently released the first single from his new project, titled, “4 AM.” Featuring twice platinum-selling rapper Travis Scott, and reminiscent of Chainz’s previous work, the song offers a simple beat and catchy lyrics mixed with Scott’s signature Auto Tune-induced sound. If the track list for the Atlanta rapper’s upcoming album is any indication—songs include party-friendly titles like “Good Drank,” “Saturday Night,” “Sleep When U Die” and “It’s a Vibe,” to name a few—then fans should expect their summer to be loaded with an unlimited number of late-night thrills that turn into daytime adventures. —Janice Williams

3. Lorde, Melodrama

Release Date: June 16
Label: Republic Records

It’s been nearly four years since Lorde introduced the world to her soothing and raspy voice with the release of her first album, Pure Heroine. After her lengthy absence, the New Zealand singer returns with a new body of work that will more than likely be a source of daily motivation for more than just avocado toast advocates, aka millennials. With singles like “Green Light,” “Liability” and “Homemade Dynamite,” which she first introduced during her Coachella performance in April, fans should expect to hear an album filled with quips about the ups-and-downs of being 20-somethings in modern-day society perfectly laced over dark and brooding beats. —Janice Williams

4. Michael Nau, Some Twist

Release Date: June 16
Label: Suicide Squeeze

My first inclination was to write here about how Michael Nau’s new album, Some Twist, makes for some perfect, easygoing summer listening. This is certainly true, but then again I could just as easily picture daydreaming along to Nau’s lambent songwriting touch in some snowed-in log cabin in the dead of winter. Songwriting as graceful and elemental as Nau’s is ripe for any season, and though he’s been at it for years with Page France and Cotton Jones, he’s truly come into his own as a solo artist with this, his second release under his own name. —Ryan Bort

5. Roya, Roya

Release Date: June 16
Label: Burger Records

No label is more stocked with summer jams than Burger Records, and the Los Angeles psych-rock specialists are dropping Roya’s self-titled debut album just in time. Fronted by Rahill Jamalifard of Habibi and featuring members of The Clean, Angry Angles and Grooms, Roya, who are based in Brooklyn, have actually been around since 2015. The two-year wait for an album was worth it, though. Their psychedelic post-punk sound is driving, seductive and the perfect prescription for whatever’s ailing you as the sun shines the brightest. —Ryan Bort

6. Vince Staples, Big Fish Theory

Release Date: June 23
Label: Def Jam

Vince Staples went from promising up-and-comer to bonafide mainstream star with his 2015 album Summertime ’06 and its hit single “Norf Norf,” on which the then-21-year-old raps about hailing from the north side of Long Beach, California. Prima Donna followed a year later, and now, with Big Fish, his fourth album in four years, it looks like Staples is poised to challenge Kendrick Lamar as the king of California, and maybe even of the West Coast, and maybe even of the entire country. It goes beyond his ability to drop bars. In an interview with LA Weekly, Staples spoke of his desire to innovate, and how the album has a decidedly electronic bent. “All I can tell you is that it’s current. It’s tomorrow. It’s next Thursday,” Staples said. “We making future music. It’s Afro-futurism. This is my Afro-futurism. There’s no other kind.” —Ryan Bort

7. Algiers, The Underside Of Power

Release Date: June 23
Label: Matador

We didn’t know much about Algiers when we went to see them perform in New York City last month. We knew they were a socially and politically conscious group that could command a room with their intensity, but that was about it. Someone mentioned Rage Against the Machine as a possible comparison. This wasn’t really the case. MC5 was more like it, but even that’s kind of a stretch. In reality, the dark, swirling, soulful, reverb-washed rock of this East Coast four-piece defies comparison, which is about the rarest thing you can say about a band in 2017.

As for the political aspect, it’s certainly present. “This album was recorded in a political environment that collapses the late 70s economic crisis and the looming onslaught of arch-conservative neoliberalism, via Thatcher and Reagan, into the late 1930s, a world riven by fascist nationalism and white power fantasies in the US and abroad,” said bassist Ryan Mahan said in a press release. The Underside Of Power is Algiers’s second album, but first on a label with the reach of Matador. Hopefully this will allow people to take notice, as we’ve never been in more desperate need of art that aims to engage—rather than distract from—America’s political landscape. —Ryan Bort

8. Beach House, B-Sides And Rarities

Release Date: June 30
Label: Sub Pop

If you like Beach House’s albums, chances are you will also enjoy Beach House’s b-sides. The dream-pop duo knows how to set a mood. This is a career-spanning collection that dates as far back as 2005, when nobody knew who Beach House was and we were all listening to Bloc Party instead, for some reason that probably made sense at the time. “Our B-sides are not songs that we didn’t like as much,” the band writes, “just ones that didn’t have a place on the records we were making.” In addition to songs you haven’t heard, there’s a remix of “Norway,” which might just be the best Beach House song. —Zach Schonfeld

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