Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Beats 1 is ‘the biggest radio station in the world or not

Last week, it was reported that Drake’s latest project was streamed 89.9 million times in its first 24 hours of availability on Apple Music, a number that bested Spotify by nearly 30 million despite Spotify’s larger user base.
Now, Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine, Robert Kondrk, and Zane Lowe have sat down with The Verge to offer up more details on Apple’s work with Drake, as well as Beats 1 as a whole.
In its first week of availability on Apple Music, Drake’s “More Life” project was streamed 300 million times. That bests Drake’s previous album, “Views,” which also happened to be an Apple Music exclusive. “More Life,” however, was not an Apple Music exclusive, making it all the more notable that the project out-performed Views. Apple attributes the strong performance of Drake’s work on Apple Music to Beats 1.
Apple VP of apps and content Robert Kondrk and Apple Music head of content Larry Jackson explained to The Verge that Beats 1 has basically replaced SoundCloud for Drake. The rapper has gone from releasing singles through SoundCloud to debuting them through his weekly Beats 1 show, “OVO Sound Radio.”
Jackson says that Drake very much took a chance on Apple Music. “We weren’t a proven hit, we weren’t a proven entity at all, whatsoever,” he explained. Jimmy Iovine added that Apple has worked to build Beats 1 around what Drake wants and needs:
“We learned so much from just building what Drake needed,” Iovine added. “He had the idea, we kind of just built and supported around him, and we’ve learned a lot from that, and the entire industry has learned a lot from that.”
The Apple Music executives also offered up some information on Beats 1’s scope and reach. Iovine explained that the numbers he saw on Drake’s radio show were “TV numbers,” noting last weekend’s episode where “More Life” was debuted marked the most listened to Beats 1 show to date.
Furthermore, Larry Jackson stated that Beats 1 is the “biggest radio station in the world.” Jackson’s comment is notable as many have questioned the success of the always-on Beats 1 streaming platform as Apple has been reluctant to provide concrete listener data.
“It’s the biggest radio station in the world. There’s no way you’re going to find another station that has as many concurrent listeners and audience-wise as Beats 1, period,” Jackson said.
The full piece can be read on The Verge. The success of Beats 1 in streaming exclusive content is interesting and could potentially mark a different way for Apple to handle all of its exclusive content deals in the future, if it indeed is betting big on Beats 1. Read our roundup of what’s next for Beats 1 and Apple Music here.

About Beats 1

Beats 1 (often styled Beats1 or beats1) is a 24/7 music radio station owned and operated by Apple Inc. Apple bought audio equipment maker Beats Electronics in 2014, which included the ownership of Beats' former music service Beats Music, and made Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers responsible for the iTunes Radio service.
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Howto transfer downloaded Apple Music to iPod Nano

Later days earlier, Michael asked that he can download Apple Music to his iTunes, but he can’t sync them to his iPod Nano, why?
You can listen the millions of songs from Apple Music, and even download them so as to listen offline on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. But all the iTunes Apple Music are streaming, in other words, you can play and transfer the downloaded Apple Music files on iPod Nano and Shuffle. And Apple.com said that Apple Music is not available on iPod nano and iPod shuffle.
Here we will talk how to make Apple Music available on iPod nano and iPod shuffle.
First you need to free download Apple Music Converter Mac Version and Windows Version on your computer.
You know, for the streaming music service – Apple Music with DRM limited, the whole Apple Music playlist can’t be transferred correctly. We need Apple Music converter to remove Apple Music’s DRM and convert to MP3, AAC, FLAC and other audio format, and then users can transfer converted local music files to iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle easily and quickly.
Second, Double click to install the Apple Music Converter, and run it. Here we take the Mac version for example.
Third, click the Add button, and then choose the downloaded Apple Music files to the filelist to convert.
And select the file you want to convert, click OK, and then all files you selected will be listed on the main window.
Moreover, click Setting button to set the output format and output path before the conversion as your need.
Finally, click the Convert button to start converting.
After the conversion, you can find the converted files through show in the Finder, and then use iTunes to sync the converted music files to your iPod Nano or Shuffle as you like.
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

How to make the downloaded Apple Music files still play on iPhone 7 Plus after you cancel the subscription

We all know that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are very hot, and with the bigger screen of iPhone 7 Plus, you may not only watch movies on it, you may want to play music as well.
Generally speaking, if you are a user which cancel the Apple Music subscription, all the music files from Apple Music can’t work any more, even those you have downloaded them offline.
And why?
All the Apple Music files are streaming music. Any streaming music you’ve added to your library from the Apple Music catalog will no longer be playable. (You have thirty days to reinstate your membership if you want to restore these tracks.) You’ll also stop having access to Connect content; and unless you switch to the stand-alone iTunes Match service, you won’t be able to stream your previously purchased and uploaded music to your devices, and (Any songs from your Mac’s original iTunes library that you’ve downloaded on other devices remain as-is.)
Don’t worry. Here we will tell you one way to remove the limitations and convert the offline Apple Music’s format, so that even you don’t subscribe Apple Music, the offline Apple Music can also be played. What an amazing thing.
Guide to convert offline Apple Music format and play on iPhone 7 Plus
First, go to download and install the latest version of Apple Music Converter on your PC, and then run it.
Second, click the Add button, you can choose the different iTunes library to add the audio files to convert.
And select the file you want to convert, click “OK”, and then all files you selected will be listed on the main window.
Third, click Setting icon to set the output format and output path before the conversion as your need.
Finally, click the Convert button to start converting.
After the conversion, you can play the converted Apple Music songs on your iPhone 7 Plus anytime as you like.
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