YouTube Red and Google Play Music are merging for a new service

Google has confirmed plans to merge YouTube Red and Play Music into a new streaming service. YouTube’s head of music said the move was necessary to take the services forward and attract new subscribers, but he insists nothing will change without plenty of notice.

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Taylor Swift’s ‘1989 World Tour Live’ now available on Apple Music

Taylor Swift’s official tour film, “The 1989 World Tour Live,” is now available for streaming exclusively on Apple Music. Filmed at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia, the film includes an entire show with special guest performances, and never-before-seen backstage footage.

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Apple Music now boasts 6.5 million paying subscribers

More than 6.5 million people are paying for Apple Music, and another 8.5 million are still enjoying a free trial, Tim Cook has confirmed. Users “love the human curation” aspect that doesn’t come with rival music streaming services, the Apple CEO added.

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Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton’ album streamed 25 million times in first week on Apple Music

Dr. Dre’s new album, which is exclusively available through iTunes and Apple Music, has been streamed 25 million times in its first week, according to figures released by Apple. “Compton: A Soundtrack” has also sold half a million copies through iTunes.

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Apple said to be making in-house music videos for Apple Music artists

Apple has begun creating exclusive content for its Apple Music service by producing in-house videos for several Apple Music artists, according to a new report. Drake, Pharrell Williams, Eminem, and M.I.A. are said to be among those who have created in-house music videos.

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Apple Beats 1 radio service live, here’s the schedule

iOS 8.4 hit earlier this morning with Apple Music as the new highlight feature. Apple Music also includes the company’s new Beats 1 radio station, which will stream content 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It’s live now, and Zane Lowe kicked it off with a song called City from Spring King.

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Apple Music will be available on Sonos speakers ‘ASAP’

Apple Music won’t play nicely with your Sonos speakers at launch, but the two will be compatible ASAP, according to Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers. The ex-Beats Music CEO confirmed the plans on Twitter ahead of Music’s launch on June 30.

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Taylor Swift plea convinces Apple to pay royalties during Apple Music trials

Widespread criticism of Apple’s decision not to pay royalties during Apple Music’s free trial period has convinced the company to change its mind. Just hours after Taylor Swift spoke out against the policy on her blog, Apple announced it will now pay up while customers listen for free.

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