Spotify and Apple Music are the two biggest players in music streaming. But how do they compare in size, availability, cost, features and more? This infographic provides some answers.
Artists and their managers have long appreciated the royalties they receive from Apple Music – which, on a per-play basis, are reportedly close to double what they get from Spotify.
So, is or isn’t iTunes dead?
On Monday (June 3), Apple announced that it was splitting the iTunes app into three distinct programs: Apple Music, Podcasts and TV. But there’s still quite a bit of confusion around how existing music libraries will work, how devices will be synced and the status of the iTunes Store.
Apple has announced iTunes will be absorbed into its three new entertainment apps: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV.
According to music industry insiders speaking with Digital Music News, Apple had formally prepared to shut down iTunes music downloads on March 31st, 2019.
Eighteen years after it was released, Apple is ready to retire iTunes. Apple is launching a new Apple Music app for Mac and Windows, the company announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. today.
Late last year the headlines were that Apple Music was gaining on Spotify. Spotify is now widening its lead.
Apple Music will continue its growth trajectory, according analysts at Morgan Stanley.
With almost almost 30% market share overall, independent music is a music industry force to be reckoned with. But that share falls to below 20% on the major streaming services.