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Verizon now bundling permanent Apple Music subscriptions to its pricier plans

Apple Music is offering a new, expanded deal to Verizon customers. The two parties had previously run a six-month free trial program for members of the Verizon Unlimited plan. Now, people who are part of the Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans on Verizon will have access to an ongoing Apple Music subscription as part of their service. Continue Reading

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Apple Music ups Ebro Darden to global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B

Apple Music is launching the new year by making one of its earliest relationships more official. Ebro Darden is now the service’s global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B. Darden is a radio host with a weekday morning show on New York’s Hot 97 station, and he’s been a host on Apple Music’s Beats 1 station since the streaming service’s debut. Continue Reading

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Apple Music rolling out to Amazon Echo as Apple pushes to take the streaming crown

Apple Music will be arriving on Amazon Echo smart speakers by the end of the year. Access to Apple’s streaming service will begin for subscribers the week of December 17. Customers will be able to control playback from Apple’s library with voice commands on the line of smart speakers. Continue Reading

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Apple Music to be exclusive home for Ministry of Sound playlists

Apple Music has landed an exclusive deal with Ministry of Sound. Under the terms of the deal, the dance music specialist will only make its curated playlists available on the Apple streaming service beginning October 4. The agreement reflects a shift in how both labels and streaming services are approaching exclusive content. Continue Reading