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Apple's Jimmy Iovine reportedly attempting to poach artists from Jay Z's Tidal music service

While promoting his newly-launched music streaming service Tidal, Jay Z talked about being in competition with Beats co-founder and current Apple music honcho Jimmy Iovine.

Tidal, a competitor to the Apple-owned Beats Music, already has agreements with several artists for exclusive releases. Iovine has reportedly been attempting to lure some of those artists to Apple's music service.

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Apple's streaming music plans may include a revamped iTunes Radio, exclusive albums

Apple's rumored music streaming plans may include a revamped iTunes Radio, as well as exclusive album launch deals for the upcoming service.

While a new report from The New York TImes largely focuses on a number of previously rumored details about Apple's streaming music plans, it does point to some new details in the form of a revamped iTunes Radio headed up by former BBC Radio DJ and recent Apple hire, Zane Lowe.

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Apple reportedly backs off of $7.99 pricing model for upcoming subscription music service

According to a new report, Apple is shying away from a proposed pricing model for its upcoming music subscription service amid pushback from record companies.

This comes in the wake of news earlier this month that Apple was pursuing a price of $7.99 per month for the streaming service — $2 cheaper than rival Spotify's premium tier.

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Apple said to have no plans for free tier with rumored subscription music service

Apple will apparently not offer a free tier for is oft-rumored subscription music service when it launches later this year. Company executives have reportedly been saying as much during negotiations with record labels.

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AppleCare reportedly takes over support for Beats Music and Apple Pay for business

Apple has reportedly brought support for Beats Music under its AppleCare wing today, while also doing the same with Apple Pay support for businesses.

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Apple subscription music service will reportedly debut around WWDC

Apple's rumored subscription service based on Beats Music is reportedly set to debut around WWDC 2015.

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Taylor Swift is giving iTunes a little Wonderland

Shake off that snub, iTunes: You're finally getting a little wonderland in the form of Taylor Swift's previously Target-exclusive bonus tracks.

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Apple's Beats-based streaming service said to be priced at $7.99/month, feature curated tunes

Apple's been rumored to have a new streaming service in the works ever since their $3 billion acquisition of Beats Music, and now we've got just a few more details on what might replace iTunes Radio. One such detail the price, which is said to be currently debating around $7.99/month (higher than competitors such as Spotify or Pandora).

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The future of iTunes music in a post-Beats Apple

2014 came and went without much news for iTunes. There was no international expansion for iTunes Radio, and no word on Continuity for iTunes or media. There was, however, Apple's acquisition of Beats Music. I can only imagine it caused a bit of a scuffle in the company's media department, tossing out old plans and demanding new plans be made.

As such, I'd have been surprised if Apple wasn't working on a new, hybrid music service. But it's the how and the what they're going to do with it that's interesting to me.

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Beats Music might find itself bundled with iOS in 2015

A future release of iOS might just come with an extra app bundled inside: Beats Music. When Apple bought Beats back in May, many wondered what the end game was. And while the headphone business is presently far more lucrative for Beats than their streaming music service, finding it pre-installed on millions of iPhones might just change the calculus.

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