Tag Archive: Music


On his Kingdom Come album, Jay Z talked about being a big star “befo’ Steve Jobs made the iPod.” Now, close to a decade later, the hip-hop mogul is keen to show that he is still ahead of Apple by… Read more ›

On his Kingdom Come album, Jay Z talked about being a big star “befo’ Steve Jobs made the iPod.” Now, close to a decade later, the hip-hop mogul is keen to show that he is still ahead of Apple by… Read more ›

You be the judge with music competition game Chosen

Note: Chosen is available for free right now but the ability to sing and judge is invite-only for now. As a special treat for Cult of Mac readers, however, the first 500 folks that enter the code 313 into the… Read more ›

Charli XCX’s new music video looks like an Apple ad

Lesser brands like Samsung have to splash some serious cash to give the impression that they’re cool pieces of technology, but Apple’s so ubiquitous that pop stars are seemingly lining up to feature its products in their music videos. The latest… Read more ›

Apple is diving into music streaming at the right time

Apple is preparing a complete revamp of Beats Music that will directly integrate the streaming service into all of its products. The timing could not be more perfect, because streaming subscriptions like Spotify have finally overtaken CD sales. Sales from… Read more ›

Beats Music is due for a big redesign come WWDC. Hopefully that means a native Mac app is on the way, as well as a web player that doesn’t use Flash. While we’re waiting for Apple to trash its use… Read more ›

One of the highlights of any Apple keynote is that it inevitably means another catchy jingle from YouTube songsmith and longtime Mac-fan, Jonathan Mann: a musician whose Apple-centric songs once made even Steve Jobs dance. Frankly, it’s amazing that nothing short… Read more ›

Apple will kill free music with Beats revamp

Apple will supposedly announce the big redesign of Beats Music at WWDC in June, but if you were hoping it will come with a free, ad-support tier, you’re going to be out of luck. Apple wants to help music labels… Read more ›

Beats Music redesign will be ready to rock WWDC

The next episodes of Beats Music won’t be making an appearance at Apple’s ‘Spring Forward’ event next week. Sources ‘with a knowledge of the company’s current plans’ have told TechCrunch that Apple will debut the new service — which ditches… Read more ›

You be the judge with music competition game Chosen

SAN FRANCISCO — David Hyman is no stranger to the music business, having sold MOG to Beats when the headphone company wanted a music subscription service. He was the CEO at Gracenote before that, and the director of ad sales… Read more ›