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More “Carpool Karaoke” will be on Apple Music soon

“Late Late Show” viewers can get even more “Carpool Karaoke” soon on Apple Music.

Host James Corden is launching an extended version of the segment, which consists of 16 half-hour episodes that will run exclusively on the streaming service, reports Variety.

Don’t expect it to look exactly like the take on the “Late Late Show,” though: This time, Corden won’t be hosting the whole series. Instead, each episode will have a different celebrity “host” in the driver’s seat with more time for interviews. These interviews will pair up stars like John Legend and Alicia Keys, and Seth MacFarlane with Ariana Grande.

Co-executive producer Ben Winston said, “What James does is so special and singular, it was silly, as we figured out how to make a full series, to try and replicate that.”

The idea was borne from the demand of non-musical celebrities who wanted to participate.

“We wouldn’t do Will Smith on [‘Late Late Show’],” Winston said. “So many people have been getting in touch with us, big movie stars, and we’re like, ‘that’s not really for us,’ but here with Apple Music it’s perfect.”

There is no release date yet for the show, which will be Apple Music’s first original series.

Source from: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/extended-version-of-james-cordens-carpool-karaoke-to-hit-apple-music/

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What are the Apple’s Best of 2016 year

Serving as an accompaniment to its Best of 2016 charts, Apple on Tuesday posted to YouTube a video chronicling last year’s most memorable movies, TV shows, apps, music, Beats 1 interviews and more.

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Set to a catchy upbeat tune, the minute-long spot runs through a sampling of clips and animations borrowed from apps, TV shows, movies, e-books and other digital content that made it to Apple’s Best of 2016 list.

Loosely organized by content type, Apple’s video jumps from movies “La La Land” and “Moonlight” to apps like Severed, Prisma and SketchBook Motion. TV shows highlighted in today’s ad include NBC’s “This is Us,” Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe” and breakout FX series “Atlanta.”

As can be expected, music was a major focus for Apple in 2016. Top picks from Apple Music and iTunes include David Bowie’s “Blackstar,” Maren Morris’ “My Church” and Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better.” In addition to music video clips from full length albums, EPs and singles, Apple threw in a pair of Beats 1 interviews with Lady Gaga and Pharrell Williams. “Heavyweight” stands as the video rundown’s lone podcast.

A selection of e-books is also incorporated as a nod to the iBooks Store.

Interspersed between the clips a tagline reads, “We celebrate what mattered the most and was the most fun. Our picks. Our passions. Best of 2016.”

Each media snippet is annotated with its title and creator, whether it be a musician, developer or author, as well as a small icon denoting from which digital store it originated. For example, apps get the App Store logo, while movies feature a film strip for iTunes Movies.

Source from http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/01/03/apples-best-of-2016-year-in-review-video-showcases-top-apps-movies-music-and-more

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What does Apple Music really aim to?

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The New York Times recently published an interview with Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine and Larry Jackson. During the interview, the executives discussed where Apple Music’s position is in the current music landscape. “We have no interest in being a label,” says Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine. “But we do have interest in making our platform the one that’s best to communicate with the audiences.”

Apple Music is known to the public for streaming tunes. But the whole platform is much bigger than that. By explaining to artists that Apple Music is also about marketing an artist, the service has been able to score exclusives on albums that eventually went on to top the charts. The part of the streaming service that the public doesn’t notice is the part that sponsored Drake’s 60-city tour this past summer, along with his promotional movie  “Please Forgive Me.” The latter remains an exclusive for Apple.

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While it is easy for the media to focus on how quickly Apple Music has added subscribers, the most impressive thing Apple has done is to cultivate a relationship with musicians who have capitalized on Apple’s marketing prowess and technological strengths. Whether Apple planned this in advance, or stumbled onto this template, is not so important. By pointing to the success Apple Music has had with albums from Travis Scott, Future and DJ Khaled (all three debuted as number one on Billboard as exclusives to Apple Music), Apple can tell up and coming artists that this could happen to them if they give Apple Music an exclusive and allow them to promote their work.

“We have real understanding of what these artists are trying to accomplish both aesthetically and commercially. We’re really getting there in merging these cultures — tech and the arts. And we’re trying to prove that we are the best place for an artist to fulfill their vision.”-Jimmy Iovine, executive, Apple Music
If Apple does eventually overtake rival streamer Spotify, offering exclusives and getting in tight with the talent is how it will have to be done. Spotify already has 95 million users with 55 million using its ad-based free tier. While Apple does offer a one-time three-month free trial, it does not have a free level of service. Apple Music has 17 million subscribers at last count, and may never catch up unless it can continue to provide users with early access to music that Spotify can’t play. For that to happen, Apple Music will have to continue focusing on its relationships with musicians and not pay attention to head count for another 24 months. At that point, it should take a breath to see how this strategy is working in relation to Spotify.

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Top 5 big and popular Streaming Music Services

Music is so important to us. When you are happy, you like some happy music. When you are sad, you will also need some music.

Where to listen to the music, the streaming Music services will be a good choice.

Here collect the top 5 big and popular streaming music services, and you will find one you like.

Spotify

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Spotify is slowly but surely becoming the most popular subscription-based music streaming service worldwide that offers users unlimited access and streaming limits to an extremely wide variety of audio tracks, artists, genres, albums and playlists. With a free account, you can play any artist, album or playlist on shuffle for free.

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All you need to do is sign up and start using it from the web, desktop application or mobile apps. You can use Spotify freely for however long you want, but if you want to listen to specific tracks any time or build more complex playlists for yourself, you’ll need to upgrade to a premium account.

Google Play Music

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Google Play Music offers more music than you’d ever imagine in any genre that you want and by practically any artist or band that has ever existed. There are also tons of pre-built playlists that are suggested to you based on the date and time, taking into account activities you might be doing or holidays that are coming up. You can even upload and sync up to 50,000 tracks from your own music collection.

The one major downside is that Google Play Music is loaded with ads. As long as you stick with the free version, be prepared to sit through lots of long commercials between songs.

Pandora

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Pandora is “free personalized radio that only plays music you’ll love,” and at the moment it’s only available for listeners in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. The Pandora “Music Genome Project” involved analyzing over 450 qualities of individual songs to produce an advanced algorithm that seeks to help users discover the music that fits their styles and tastes as accurately as possible.

You can create up to 100 unique stations and tweak them as you listen. There’s also an upgrade you can make, called Pandora One, which takes away the ads, offers higher listening quality, adds desktop applications, provides different custom skin choices and minimizes interruptions while you’re enjoying music.

Apple Music

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Apple Music is a full-fledged subscription streaming music service that compares favorably with other top cloud music services such as Spotify, Pandora Radio, etc. It has excellent mobile support and also has good music discovery options.

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Rather than relying solely on algorithms to suggest new music, the service also extensively uses expert-curated playlists to serve up suggestions.

Amazon Music Unlimited

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Amazon Music Unlimited is a premium music subscription service featuring tens of millions of songs and thousands of expert-programmed playlists and stations. With Amazon Music Unlimited, you can listen to any song, anytime, anywhere, on all your devices – smartphone, tablet, PC/Mac, Fire TV, and Alexa-enabled devices like Amazon Echo.

Tens of millions of songs with new releases from today’s most popular artists. Listen ad-free with unlimited skips. Download for offline listening.

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Apple Music attracts 20 million subscribers in 18 months

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Apple Music is continuing to pick up subscribers at a strong pace, as the company confirms to Billboard that the streaming service has crossed the milestone of 20 million paying subscribers. Apple said it had 17 million subscribers three months ago, 13 million in April, and 11 million in February. Spotify is still significantly ahead with over 40 million users, but Apple Music has only been available for a year and a half.

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Over 50 percent of Apple Music users are outside the US, and over 60 percent of them haven’t bought anything on the iTunes store in 12 months or more; Apple services SVP Eddy Cue says that “the vast majority are new customers.” Apple Music saw a major revamp alongside iOS 10 this fall.

“Of course we want more and we want it to go faster — we’re hungry!” Cue adds. “We can’t forget that, as an industry, we still have very few music subscribers. There are billions of people listening to music and we haven’t even hit 100 million subscribers. There’s a lot of growth opportunity.”

Source from: http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/6/13864294/apple-music-subscriber-number-eddy-cue

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Remember Taylor Swift’s Apple Music commercial, when an overzealous T. Swift face-planted while listening to Jumpman by Drake and Future?

The Canadian rapper has returned the favor while listening to Bad Blood in his ad for the streaming music service, which debuted during Sunday’s American Music Awards.

With lip syncing that could win any Battle and dance moves that are totally GIF-worthy, Drake shows “no mercy” during his workout.

Naturally, the artist with parody Twitter accounts dedicated to his softer side starts belting out the lyrics when we’re reminded how “sad” it is “to think about the good times.”

Whether Swift wanted to get us thinking about if they’re really a couple or not, she shared the ad and her enthusiasm for the promo on Instagram, writing “YES” and using the thumbs up and muscle emojis.

Which should make this struggle easier to deal with, right, Drake?

Source from http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2016/11/21/drake-apple-music-taylor-swift/94210672/

 

Apple Music will crank up the tunes for users of Ola’s ridesharing service in India

Apple wants to bring Apple Music to as many places as possible, and to help reach that goal, the company has buddied up with Indian ride-hailing service Ola, which will now offer music to passengers as part of the ridesharing experience.

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Under the new partnership, Apple Music will be available to passengers through a new service called Ola Play, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.

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Apple isn’t the only new partner for Ola — the company also partnered with the likes of Sony, Qualcomm, Fynd, and Audio Compass to help beef up its in-car audio offerings.

So how will the system work? According to Ola, passengers will have access to a tablet that will offer a range of infotainment systems, including Apple Music. Alternatively, users can download the Ola Play app and control the infotainment straight from their smartphone.

“Cars were initially built for the driver,” said Ola CEO Bhavish Agarwal at a news conference, according to the Los Angeles Times report. “But with ridesharing, the control needs to be there for the passenger, and Ola Play works along that.”

Not only is Ola making other partnerships but this is also Apple’s second deal with a ridesharing service. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a hefty $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing, a Chinese company. According to Cook, the partnership will Apple get some insight into the Chinese market.

It’s largely thought that Apple itself is hoping to make inroads into the automotive industry. While most rumors indicate that the company has ditched plans to release a car of its own, the company may still be working on the underlying self-driving technology that could help cars drive on their own.

Source from:  http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/apple-music-ola-partnership/