Like all streaming services, there is DRM involved. This makes sense because it prevents piracy and also ensures that artists are paid properly, like if you were to cancel your subscription, it makes sense that you would no longer be able to access the songs on the platform anymore.
However given that there has been some confusion about DRM regarding Apple Music, the folks at iMore have published a report that clarifies the issue. Apple Music is confusing given that there is iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library. Both are the same in terms of their functionality in which music is scanned and matched against Apple’s catalogue, and those that aren’t matched are uploaded onto Apple’s servers instead. Read full post →Apple Music Is Not Adding DRM To Songs You Already Own
Given that Apple currently has industry veterans such as Trent Reznor, Dr. Dre, and Jimmy Iovine working behind the scenes, it isn’t surprising that these guys along with Apple’s branding and reputation are able to pull off some exclusives. If you’re a fan of Eminem, you might be interested to learn that the rapper has debuted his latest music video, Phenomenal, exclusively on Apple Music.
Is this surprising? Hardly, given Eminem and Dr. Dre’s close working relationship. In fact Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” album was also another Apple Music launch where previously it was unavailable for digital streaming on any platform. Musician Pharrell also released an exclusive single for the music platform, and even Taylor Swift made her 1989 album available on Apple Music, making it the first streaming platform that will be able to stream the album. Read full post →Eminem Debuts “Phenomenal” Music Video Exclusively On Apple Music