Pandora to compete with Apple Music and Spotify

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The Pandora Premium Family plan lets up to six family members share music for $14.99 a month. “It also comes with a twist, which is the Our Soundtrack feature,” says Pandora CEO Roger Lynch. The new plan allows Pandora to compete with rivals Apple Music and Spotify. The music business […]

Spotify has tens of millions more users than its closest rival Apple Music

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The world may love the services they provide, but the new generation of tech companies haven’t found much love on Wall Street recently. Spotify, the leading music streaming service, is hoping to change that with a share sale could lead another round of “unicorns” to try their luck on the […]

Apple Music is full of bugs

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Apple Music has received lots of praise, and deservedly so. The subscription service is great for music discovery, and somehow it’s managed to make radio cool again. Apple has already converted several diehard Spotify subscribers here at Business Insider into believers, and it’s received generally positive reviews elsewhere. But we […]

How to keep Apple from charging you for Apple Music

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Are you interested in Apple Music but worried about unwanted charges on your credit card? Here’s how to turn off auto renew. And, while you’re at it, you can learn a couple other Apple Music tricks — all for free! Turn off auto-renew To sign up for the free three-month […]

Apple Music will be super cheap in some countries

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Apple Music, the new song-streaming platform that started rolling out on June 30, is currently free for everyone while the company shows off how cool its new product is. After the three-month trial period that we’re all enjoying, however, using the full set of features will cost you. But for […]

Apple denies threatening to pull artists off iTunes for not signing up with Apple Music

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Despite allegations to the contrary, Apple is not threatening to remove artists from the iTunes Store if they refuse to sign up for Apple Music, a company spokesperson said. “It will not be taken off,” the representative told Rolling Stone, responding to questions about Anton Newcombe, the frontman of psych-rock […]

Spotify Ready to Go to Battle With Apple Music

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When it comes to selling music streaming subscriptions, Spotify has something Apple doesn’t have: a big head start. Spotify announced today it has 20 million paid subscribers to its streaming service and 75 million active users. Paid subscriptions, which start at $9.99 per month, are up 100 percent from last […]

Apple Music doesn’t need to be revolutionary to succeed

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What you need to know about Apple Music “Oh ok.” That was the initial reaction to Apple Music from Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify. It’s a fun jab from a competitor, but streaming music incumbents shouldn’t take Apple’s new re-branded music offering lightly. Few would argue that Apple Music will […]

Apple unveils Apple Music streaming service

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Apple on Monday unveiled Apple Music, a new streaming music service, live radio station and social network. Apple (AAPL) Music costs $9.99 a month, similar to several rival streaming music services. Among its standout features is a “For You” tab that creates playlists and suggests songs that cater to your […]