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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

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Apple Music and Deutsche Grammophon launch classical music playlist with artist curation

Apple Music is putting a brighter spotlight on classical music thanks to its partnership with Deutsche Grammophon. The classical music label is helping to curate The DG Playlist, which will feature recordings from across its 120 years in operation. The pair is also tapping some of the label’s younger talents to aid in the curation. Continue Reading

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Quick Hits: Citi report critique. “Hearables.” Spotify’s strategy and Apple’s response. BBC on Spotify.

Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web: Music Biz Slams Citi Report on Industry & Artist Revenue as ‘Inconsistent,’ ‘Inaccurate.’ The future is ear: Why “hearables” are finally tech’s next big thing. Spotify’s $30 billion playlist for global domination. Cook says Apple not in music streaming for the money. Your Favourite BBC Podcasts, Now on Spotify in the UK. Continue Reading