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Apple Music for Artists Now Available
Finally, Apple has stepped their game up.
On August 8th, Apple Music For Artists (AMFA) became available for every artist on Apple Music.
The app allows artists to keep track of the volume of their streaming plays on Apple Music and album/song sales on iTunes, all within a data set that updates every day.
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Amazon Prime Student members can now get Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99 per month
Amazon Prime Student subscribers can now add an Amazon Music Unlimited membership to their plans for an extra $0.99 per month. Existing customers can add on the benefit, and new college students who haven’t yet tried Prime Student can sign up for a six-month trial here, and get access to the streaming service.
\\ Read more on The Verge //
Apple Music Launches Apple Digital Masters, New Initiative Combining Its Hi-Res ‘Mastered’ Collection
On Wednesday (August 7) Apple Music announced the launch of Apple Digital Masters, a new initiative by the streaming giant that combines all of its “Mastered for iTunes” offerings into one global catalog. This is the company’s first public acknowledgement of the initiative, which it has been quietly unveiling for some time.
\\ Read more on Billboard //
SPOTIFY HAS ACQUIRED THREE PODCAST COMPANIES THIS YEAR. TOTAL COST: $404M.
Spotify has spent $375 million in cash on buying podcast companies so far this year – across three deals with a total value of $404m.
The news was quietly confirmed in a financial update filed in the US by Spotify last week, and spotted by MBW today (August 5).
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After Slamming Apple for Removing Its iPhone Headphone Jack, Samsung Removes the Headphone Jack on Its Galaxy Note 10
Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 to the world. Today, the company scrubbed its Apple attack ads criticizing the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Samsung Galaxy Note series has always been the flagship of the Galaxy line. One conspicuously absent feature from this year’s Note line is the 3.5mm headphone jack, which Apple killed off a few years ago.
Samsung didn’t mention the lack of a headphone jack at all in its press conference yesterday. It was up to the media to discover that fact.
Now Samsung is removing attack commercials that made fun of Apple for removing the jack.
\\ Read more on Digital Music News //