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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.

 

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Top 10 songs on iTunes Store of 2016

2016 is over,now this is 2017, happy new year.

Every new start, we like to summarize the last year, here I would show you the Top 5 songs of iTunes 2016. Maybe your favorite song is in it.

One Dance (feat Wizkid & Kyla)

Drake

One Dance by Drake

“One Dance” is a song by Canadian Toronto-based hip hop recording artist Drake from his fourth studio album, Views (2016). It features guest vocals from Nigerian Afrobeat artist Wizkid and British singer Kyla. The artists co-wrote the dancehall and afrobeat song with its co-producers Nineteen85, DJ Maphorisa, and Noah “40” Shebib, with production assistance from Wizkid. Crazy Cousinz and Kyla also received songwriting credits for the sampling of their 2008 UK funky song “Do You Mind?”.

CAN’T STOP THE FEELING

Justin Timberlake

CAN'T STOP THE FEELING

“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Justin Timberlake for the soundtrack to the film Trolls, for which he serves as the executive music producer. It was written and produced by Timberlake, Max Martin and Shellback. Musically, it is an uptempo disco-pop, soul-pop number with funk influences. The song was released as a single on May 6, 2016, and serviced to contemporary hit radio on May 10, 2016.

Timberlake gave his first televised performance of “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” during the interval act of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 grand final. Directed by Mark Romanek, its music video was released on May 16, 2016, and follows Timberlake on a tour to everyday places as he dances through what a typical day might be—it was followed by a number of fan-made videos.

Work (feat. Drake)

Rihanna

Work By Rihanna

“Work” is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her eighth studio album, Anti (2016), featuring Canadian rapper Drake, the song was released as the lead single from Anti on January 27, 2016 through Westbury Road and Roc Nation.

The song was written by PartyNextDoor, Drake, Rihanna, Monte Moir, Rupert “Sevn” Thomas, Allen Ritter and Matthew Samuels, and was produced by Boi-1da, Sevn Thomas, Ritter, Kuk Harrell and Noah “40” Shebib. The dancehall, reggae-pop and R&B song, contains an interpolation of “If You Were Here Tonight” (1985) performed by Alexander O’Neal. Lyrically, the song incorporates themes of working for money, as well as discussing fragile relationships. The song uses West Indian Patois and Creole.

My house

Flo Rida

My house By Flo Rida

“My House” is a song by American recording artist Flo Rida from his 2015 EP of the same name. The song was released as the album’s third official single on October 13, 2015 in the United States. The song contains samples from “Impeach the President” by The Honey Drippers.

“My House” was chosen as the theme song for WWE’s WrestleMania 32 with Hello Friday, also by Flo Rida. The song was also used in ESPN montages for Opening Day 2016 on April 3, 2016 as the first games of the MLB season were being played.

7 years

Lukas Graham

7 Years by Lukas Graham

“7 Years” is a song by Danish soul-pop band Lukas Graham from their second studio album, Lukas Graham. The song was released as a digital download on 18 September 2015 by Copenhagen Records.[citation needed] The lyric video was uploaded to YouTube on 17 November 2015, and the music video was uploaded on 15 December 2015.

It topped the charts in Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, and Canada, while reaching the top ten in other European countries, as well as the United States. The song was written by Lukas Forchammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Ristorp, and Morten “Pilo” Pilegaard. The song was produced by Stefan Forrest and Morten Ristorp under their stage name Future Animals, and Pilegaard. The song was mixed by Delbert Bowers and Morten Pilegaard.

Closer (feat. Halsey)

The Chainsmokers

Closer by The Chainsmokers

“Closer” is a song by American DJ duo The Chainsmokers, featuring American singer Halsey. Andrew Taggart (one half of The Chainsmokers) also provides his vocals in the song. It was released on July 29, 2016, by Disruptor Records and Columbia Records.

The song was written by Andrew Taggart, Ashley Frangipane, Shaun Frank, Frederic Kennett, Isaac Slade and Joe King, while the production was handled by The Chainsmokers. Musically it is an EDM and dance-pop song with a “retro” style synthesizer in the chorus.

Love Yourself

Justin Bieber

Love yourself

“Love Yourself” is a song recorded by Canadian singer Justin Bieber for his fourth studio album Purpose (2015). The song was released first as a promotional single on November 9, 2015, and later was released as the album’s third single. It was written by Ed Sheeran, Benny Blanco and Bieber, and produced by Blanco.

An acoustic pop song, “Love Yourself” features an electric guitar and a brief flurry of trumpets as its main instrumentation. During the song, Bieber uses a husky tone in the lower registers. Lyrically, the song is a kiss-off to a narcissistic ex-lover who did the protagonist wrong.

Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya)

The Chainsmokers

Don't Let Me Down

“Don’t Let Me Down” is a song by American production duo The Chainsmokers. The song features the vocals of American singer Daya, and was released on February 5, 2016, by Disruptor Records and Columbia Records. The song was written by Andrew Taggart, Emily Warren and Scott Harris. Musically, it is a dance-pop song with trap influences.

Stressed Out

Twenty one pilots

Stressed Out

“Stressed Out” is a song written and recorded by American musical duo Twenty One Pilots, for their fourth studio album, Blurryface (2015). Written by Tyler Joseph and produced by Mike Elizondo, the lyrics discuss the harsh end of adolescence and the transition to adulthood.

The song was released as a promotional single on April 28, 2015 on the Google Play Store and Amazon, and was issued to top 40 radio stations as the albums third official single on November 10.

Panda

Desiigner

Panda Song

“Panda” is the debut single by American rapper Desiigner. The song premiered on December 15, 2015, and was released for digital download on the iTunes Store as a single, before being re-released on February 22, 2016.

The song was written by Desiigner and his producer Menace. “Panda” was heavily sampled by Desiigner’s fellow GOOD Music label-mate and founder Kanye West, for “Pt. 2”, a song on West’s seventh studio album The Life of Pablo, and inspired a number of remixes. The single topped the US Billboard Hot 100 at the end of April 2016. A music video was released on May 10, 2016.[4] It was nominated for best hip hop video at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

Source from:

http://macsome.com/news/top5-songs-of-itunes-2016-and-play-on-mp3-player.html

http://macsome.com/news/top6-10-songs-of-itunes-2016-and-play-on-mp3-player.html

Apple Music’s Rumored Price Cut?

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According to a new report from Digital Music News, Apple is considering a price cut to its Apple Music streaming service. The report claims that Apple is considering a price cut as steep as 20 percent, which would allow the company to better compete with services like Spotify and Amazon Music.

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With a 20 percent discount, the single-person Apple Music plan would come in at $7.99 per month, which is $2 less than the current $9.99 price point. The family package, which allows for up to six people, currently comes in at $14.99, but with the price cut would come in at $12.99. The $4.99 student tier would remain the same.

Here’s how the new plans would look compared to the old ones:

Current Rate:

  • Single-person rate: $9.99 a month
  • Family rate: $14.99 a month
  • Student rate: $4.99 a month

Rumored discounted rate:

  • Regular rate: $7.99 a month
  • Family package: $12.99 a month
  • Student rate: $4.99 a month

Today’s report claims that the price cut could start out as a holiday promotional discount, with those subscribing prior to Christmas seeing the lower prices. It’s not entirely clear if the lower prices would extend past the holiday season, but Digital Music News seems to imply that they would.

Amazon recently announced its new Music Unlimited Service, which comes in at $7.99 per month for Prime users and $3.99 for users with an Amazon Echo device. Spotify has also offered heavy discounts to its services.

Today’s report should be taken with a grain of salt, though. Digital Music News hasn’t had the best track record this year. The news outlet reported that Apple was planning on ending iTunes Music downloads, which Apple itself denied. The move would also contradict Apple’s general attitude of not competing in terms of prices for its services.

A price drop for Apple Music would certainly help those on the fence pull the plug and subscribe, but Apple would be sure to not have to anger artists and labels in the process of cutting prices, especially considering the initial drama surrounding Apple Music’s three month free trial.

Source from: https://9to5mac.com/2016/10/31/apple-music-price-cut/

Better match and sync Apple Music to iTunes Match

Apple Music allows users to sync and match the paid music songs of iTunes, but it has clashes with iTunes Match.

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Finally Apple Inc. seems to fix this problem. According to the Loop news, iTunes Match can match and sync with iCloud Music and paid music with voiceprint pairing. This seems better that Apple Music sync with the old version of iTunes Match by metadata to pairing.

After the new version’s update, Apple Music can match the music data correctly, and won’t match the concert version with the studio version by mistake. This is very great.

In other words, in the new version, if you are an Apple Music users, you can also get the iTunes Match service.

If you find, iCloud state of iTunes has set in “paired (Matched)” word, as evidenced by the new functionality has been added to your Apple Music, no, then it may be because the data is still being paired it.

Read related more: Apple Music to MP3 Converter, Remove Apple Music DRM, iTunes Match VS Apple Music.

 

Apple reportedly planning big Apple Music overhaul for June

 

imagesAccording to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning to unveil an overhauled and improved version of its Apple Music streaming service at their Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June.

The revamped version of Apple Music will reportedly include an all-new interface that’s “more intuitive to use”. The company will also improve the integration between their music streaming and download services, and online radio features will be expanded.

To those who closely follow or use Apple Music, it’s no surprise that the company wants to improve the service in the near future. Apple hasn’t really added any new functionality to Music since it launched last year, despite many criticizing it for a lack of features compared to other music streaming services like Spotify.

Apple will launch a big marketing push for Apple Music alongside the release of the overhauled service. While Music currently has around 13 million subscribers, Spotify enjoys a paid subscriber base around 30 million, with 75 million in total listening on an active basis. The marketing push will help Apple claim a bigger slice of the music streaming pie.

Alongside a revamped Apple Music, Apple is expected to unveil new versions of Mac OS X and iOS at WWDC. There’s also a change we may see a new version of the MacBook Pro as well as the Apple Watch.

Repost from http://www.techspot.com/news/64689-apple-reportedly-planning-big-apple-music-overhaul-june.html

And if you want to burn your Apple Music files to CD,  the guide can help you.