Quick Hits: All about Apple

Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:

Snapchat, Apple to compete for a label? The Grammys generated plenty of gossip and drama about the artists, but it also sparked some rumors about industry deals. The New York Post reported that Snapchat might be interested in making a bid for the Big Machine music label, which represents Taylor Swift. Insiders have also floated Apple as a potential buyer for the label.

An App Store model for iTunes: FastCompany posted an concept of how Apple could apply the same type of business model it has used for the App Store to its plans for a streaming music service. The article suggested steps for how the company could turn around its iTunes property by being more transparent, building relationships with artists the way it does with app developers, and keeping iTunes Radio as a free option to supplement paid listening.

Editorial Producer for hire: Finally, Apple is looking to make some hires. MusicAlly spotted a job posting for an Editorial Producer at the tech giant, somebody with music journalism background and pop culture experience. This would seem to indicate that the next imagining of Beats Music and iTunes could have a larger focus on written content.

Brad Hill