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Apple Music's Latest Subscriber Numbers Will Make Jay Z SweatApple Music is succeeding where others streaming competitors are not. As the music service hit the 18-month mark, it announced that it had reached 20 million subscribers. It would be easy to play this off as a symptom of Apple’s established presence in our pockets, both via the iPhone and the iTunes store.


Best of 2016: Music Critic Top Ten ListsOver the next month, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from over 140 music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


Apple Music launched in 2015.Apple's streaming service says it has reached 20 million subscribers, showing quick growth as the tech titan tries to close in on sector leader Spotify. Apple Music launched in June 2015 as Apple, which revolutionized digital music with iTunes 15 years ago, saw the future in streaming -- a service that allows online listeners to play unlimited music on demand. Senior Apple official Eddy Cue, revealing the figures in an interview with Billboard published late Tuesday, predicted further rapid gains entering 2017.


BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A popular Vermont punk music venue, established with the help of the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, is closing after 32 years.

Drake, "Views"Canadian hip hop artist Drake dominated the Apple iTunes charts this year and will round out 2016 celebrating a trio of triumphs on Apple Music's year-end charts.


Youtube Says They Paid The Music Industry A Ton Of Money This YearIn a blog post by YouTube Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl, the video-streaming giant says it paid over a billion dollars from ad revenue alone in the last 12 months. As more advertising dollars shift from TV, radio and print to online services, the music industry will generate even more revenue from ads. In the future, the music business has an opportunity to look a lot like television, where subscriptions and advertising contribute roughly equal amounts of revenue, bolstered by digital and physical sales.


FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2016 file photo, Drake performs onstage in Toronto. Drake along with Rihanna and Kanye West scored eight Grammy nominations each, announced Tuesday, Dec. 6. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Drake was all over Apple Music this year, so perhaps no surprise the rapper tops the iTunes music lists as well.


FILE - This Nov. 2, 2016, file photo shows Maren Morris performing "My Church" at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Morris scored four nominations, announced Tuesday, Dec. 6, including best new artist. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)Reactions to the Grammy Awards nominations, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. The 59th annual Grammys will air live on CBS from Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2017.


iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending December 4, 2016:

Music Monday (12/5): This Week's New Albums + VideosOur guide to this week's (and last week's) album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Justice, The xx, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus brand new streaming music from Run the Jewels, Burial, Car Seat Headrest, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic


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