Apple offers $19.99 bundles, discounts Oscar winners in iTunes Store ahead of the 90th Academy Awards

In preparation for the 90th Academy Awards in March, Apple has updated the iTunes Store with a variety of discounts for films that have previously won an Oscar, including $19.99 movie bundles based on the categories they triumphed within, as well as numerous others available to buy for less than $10 each.
Source: macinsider

Amazon discontinues its iTunes Match competitor that stored up to 250,000 songs in the cloud

Users looking to consolidate all of their legacy music purchases in a single cloud-based service will have one less option come mid-January, as Amazon has announced it will discontinue its song matching and uploading capability.
Source: macinsider

Apple's iTunes will not make promised year end debut on Microsoft Store

Earlier this year, Apple and Microsoft announced plans to release iTunes on the Windows Store, now called Microsoft Store, by the end of 2017. That timeline has been pushed back as Apple works to deliver an optimal user experience.
Source: macinsider

Apple offers day at Beats 1's LA studio in charity auction for MusiCares

Apple’s latest charity auction is offering a “one-day internship” at the Los Angeles studio for Beats 1 radio, with proceeds going to benefit MusiCares, a Recording Academy organization that provides crisis support for musicians.
Source: macinsider

Apple to transition Brazilian iTunes sales to local currency in early 2018

In email notifications sent out to Brazilian customers on Thursday, Apple said it plans to transition iTunes pricing from U.S. dollars to the Brazilian real in 2018, offering potential savings on music, apps and more.
Source: macinsider

Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine says services like Spotify & Pandora can't be profitable

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine once again criticized the business models of rivals in an interview published on Wednesday, this time arguing that streaming services without other attached businesses are inherently unprofitable.
Source: macinsider

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