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Apple

Individuals matter. Jimmy Iovine willed Interscope to success. And Steve Jobs did the same with Apple. But now he’s gone and Apple is hurting. APPLE WATCH Tech is about a level playing ground, albeit an oftentimes expensive one. Everybody gets to eat at the buffet, as long as they can afford the entry ticket. But […]

Apple Music-Day Three

1. It’s about the money. Never lose sight of this. Apple Music will only be a success if ninety days in, a great proportion of those kicking the tires pay to subscribe. And this is doubtful. Because most people are cheap and the only way you can compete with free is to provide a service […]

Discovered On Apple Music

“Long Way Down” The SteelDrivers I forgot it was Chris Stapleton’s previous band. I downloaded three playlists to my phone. “Singer/Songwriter Highlights 2015,” I wanted to catch up on what I might have missed, “The A-List: Singer/Songwriter,” since it’d had been so rewarding at home, and then “The A-List Country,” because I like the faux […]

Apple Music-First Impressions

This would be a rave, at least a qualified one, if it weren’t for those pesky interface issues. And if I have them, what about the punter Apple and the industry hope to get on board and pay? The service is much more comprehensible in iTunes. At nearly 4 PM, Apple pushed iTunes 12.2 to […]