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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.

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Reliable source shares details about three new iPhone 8 models launching next year

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Apple is expected to introduce a major iPhone redesign next year, according to multiple reports, and a reliable source brings more details about Apple’s future iPhone plans. Specifically, an Apple insider says the company is expected to introduce three iPhone 8 models next year spread across two familiar sizes.

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According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 8 will come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions — therefore, the same sizes Apple used for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7.

Kuo, who often comes forward with accurate insights into Apple’s future plans, says that Apple will use both LCD and OLED screens for the 2017 iPhone. The 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus will have LCD displays. But Apple is also going to introduce a mew 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus version that’ll feature an OLED screen.

Finally, both Plus models will have dual lens rear cameras, but the 4.7-inch 2017 iPhone will still have a single lens main camera.

“We look for new 2017F iPhones to come in three models: one OLED model, and two TFTLCD models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display,” Kuo wrote in a note seen by MacRumors. “We believe the OLED and 5.5-inch TFTLCD iPhones will feature dual-camera. Based on this prediction, our forecast of dual camera adoption rate in new 2017F iPhone models is revised up from 30-40% to 65-75%. We view this increase as favoring Largan’s sales and profit momentum as it is the exclusive supplier of wide-angle and telephoto lens. It also bodes well for Apple’s dual camera software ecosystem.”

Apple is also rumored to be removing the home button from the iPhone next year and placing the fingerprint sensor under the screen, in what will almost be an all-screen iPhone design. Kuo did not address the iPhone 8’s design in this new report.

Source from http://bgr.com/2016/11/15/iphone-8-rumors-display-specs/

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Now Update your Apple Music Converter to Version 2.0.9

On Oct 19, 2016, Macsome Inc has upgraded iTunes / Apple Music Converter to the new version V2.0.9 for Mac OS X users.

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With the latest version, you can set FLAC audio format as the output format.

(Referral reading: FLAC, short for Free Lossless Audio Codec, is an audio coding format for lossless compression of digital audio, and is also the name of the reference codec implementation. Digital audio compressed by FLAC’s algorithm can typically be reduced to 50–60% of its original size and decompress to an identical copy of the original audio data.)

For the registered users, now you can find the license information on the registration window.

If you update to the iOS 10, your conversion maybe occur some one error, now we have fixed the related errors. Hope you have a nice try.

The Apple Music Converter can easily convert purchased audio tracks and subscribed Apple Music files to MP3, AAX and FLAC. After the conversion, you can play the converted files on any MP3 players and iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, Zune, PSP, Creative Zen with 5X higher conversion speed and CD quality.

Moreover, it is also a professional FairPlay DRM Removal to help you remove any limitations from the protected audio tracks and then you can play them on any players as you like.

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Macsome Inc. is a software development company which established in 2008 with expertise and experience in converting audio books and iTunes music, transferring iPod files and recording audio. It develops products such as Macsome Audio Book Converter, iPod File Transfer, iTunes Music Converter, Audio Recorder and so on for personal computers and mobile devices.

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What’s new about Apple Music in iOS 10

The iOS 10 release date is likely two months away, but the public beta is available now. One of the biggest changes in iOS 10 besides all the new messaging features is the redesigned Music app. Apple has created a simpler interface in an attempt to make Apple Music easier to use and songs easier to find. The app has larger fonts and bold titles with easy to understand tabs such as Library, Radio and Search. What makes Apple Music better than before is the ability to easily find your own music in the app.

Apple Music of iOS 10

Apple Music was met with criticism after the company redesigned the app and launched its own music streaming service in 2015. iOS users were confused on how to access music they had previously purchased through iTunes and how to listen to already existing playlists. The redesigned app in iOS 10 puts your music front and center in the easy to use Library section. The Artists tab looks like a Contacts page for musicians with an alphabetized list and easy to identify image icons.

Artists changes of iOS 10

The app is heavily focused on album art making it easy to spot the musician you’re looking for. The Albums tab includes large album art for easy browsing, or users can utilize the Search tab to quickly locate artists, songs and albums. The app also distinguishes between songs that you have actually downloaded onto your device so it is less confusing for Apple Music subscribers.

The For You section is basically the same as it was before. The app still offers suggestions for new music based on your past listening history, plus it offers a better mix of music and new playlists every day. You still need a subscription to access Apple’s streaming service and take advantage of all the perks, like the For You section. You can join Apple Music by navigating to Settings > Music and tapping the Join Apple Music link. Non-members can still access the Connect and Radio sections. The Radio tab includes live streams to Beats 1, NPR, ESPN and Bloomberg Radio.

The Music app has also seen some slight tweaks from beta to beta, which suggests we haven’t seen the final product. The redesigned Music app will be available in iOS 10 when it is released this fall.

The first public iOS 10 beta is now available for download on all supported devices.

Source from http://macsome.com/news/what-new-apple-music-on-ios10.html.

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News: Apple Music Loses 3 Times More Subscribers a Month Than Spotify

Apple Music has a huge problem.  It’s called ‘churn’…

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Last week, Cowen’s John Blackledge and Tim Arcuri shared some information in a recent report related to streaming churn.  Specifically, on the rate at which Spotify and Apple Music lose subscribers on a monthly basis.  According to Cowen, Apple Music have a subscriber churn rate of 6.4%, which is nearly three times higher than Spotify, whose churn rate is 2.2%.

The news is shocking, especially for those prognosticating that Apple’s streaming service has the potential to outgrow Spotify. But in light of this new information, it’s hard to see this being a possibility.  At last count, Spotify surpassed 30 million paying users, and Apple Music announced half of that, with 15 million paying users.

Suddenly, this horse race is taking on an entirely different dimension.  Both streaming services are adding, on average, one million paying users per month.  But some simple math calculating churn shows how difficult it will be for Apple to catch up to Spotify.  If these churn rates are indeed correct, it could prove impossible.

Meanwhile, Apple has been working on securing as many artist exclusives as possible, all part of a strategy to sway customers from Spotify and other competing streaming services.  Considering the churn stats, that might be working in terms of getting people to sign up, but not when it comes to keeping people around.

And what about lingering chatter of an Apple acquisition of Tidal?  If this is indeed the case, then Apple Music may have a chance to rule the music streaming market.  But without a Tidal takeover, the chances of Apple Music catching up to Spotify now seem very slim, at least without radically new growth strategies implemented.

Source from: http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/07/06/apple-music-loses-3-times-users-month-spotify/

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News: Apple Music has one huge weakness in its fight against Spotify


Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify. Photo source: Andrew Burton, Getty

Apple Music’s big problem is that its new subscribers just don’t stick around, according to new research by Cowen.

Though Apple Music still lags behind Spotify’s 30 million paying subscribers, it has recently picked up some growth momentum and is sitting at 15 million paid users. But its issue might not but picking up new subscribers, but rather keeping them.

In a note last week, Cowen’s John Blackledge and Tim Arcuri wrote that Apple Music’s subscriber churn rate of 6.4% per month is almost three times that of Spotify. That means that even though Cowen’s survey suggests that Apple Music will add nearly as many paid subscribers as Spotify in the next year, roughly three-quarters of those could quit the service, the analysts write.

This could be one reason Apple might be sniffing around an acquisition of Jay Z’s Tidal music streaming service. Tidal has relatively small user base of three million, but has secured a series of high-profile exclusive releases because of Jay Z’s personal relationships, and the equity some artists have in the company. Apple has gotten its own exclusive windows on album releases, such as with Drake, but the combined force of Jay Z and Apple’s current dealmaker, legendary music exec Jimmy Iovine, could give them a more comprehensive slate.

Jimmy Iovine

For “exclusives” to stop people from canceling their Apple Music subscriptions, they have to feel like there isn’t significant downtime between one and the other, that there is a steady stream of releases they don’t want to miss. Apple Music is not there yet, but it could be a potent weapon against Spotify if it were to team up with Tidal.

The analysts also note that Apple Music is just now entering its second year of operation, and that new subscription businesses generally experience higher churn rates. That said, having almost three times the cancellation rate of your biggest competitor might say something about the value people think they actually get from the service.

Source from http://nordic.businessinsider.com/apple-music-has-much-higher-churn-than-spotify-2016-7

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