Move represents Apple’s first attempt to capitalise on Beats since it bought the headphone-maker and streaming service from Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

Apple will bundle the subscription music service it acquired from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, instantly making it available o(...)

The deal was signed in recent days after months of acrimonious negotiations, in which YouTube threatened to take down music videos by artists such as Adele and the Arctic Monkeys if its demands were not met.

YouTube has struck a deal to licence music from the thousands of independent record labels represented by rights agency Merlin, setting the stage for (...)

Veteran broadcaster Gay Byrne presents his show on Lyric FM. Some 43 radio stations will become available on a single Irish Radio Player   app. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A new “Irish Radio Player” app featuring all 43 stations in the Republic will be unveiled shortly in a bid by the industry to recruit younger listener(...)

Adele: will she show up at the iTunes festival?

Electric Picnic has come and gone, but it not’s quite all over yet for the year’s music festivals: iTunes is currently staging its month-long extravag(...)

‘Do you want to keep the music with you in the shower or climbing Kilimanjaro?” asks Spotify man. He wants me to upgrade from the free tablet version (...)

The Amazon warehouse in Peterborough, England. ‘Music and print media are among the industries most fundamentally changed by digitisation. When Amazon likens the change to the arrival of the paperback, it makes a grave underestimation – the invention of printing is a better analogy.’ Photograph: Reuters/Phil Noble

A group of leading authors, including Donna Tartt, Stephen King and Malcolm Gladwell, has attempted to intervene in the dispute between publisher H(...)

One to watch. Vodafone is on the acquisitions warpath. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

With its massive acquisitions war chest and growing interest in content partnerships, the question “what will Vodafone do?” should be hovering above t(...)

Twitter has considered buying online music services including Soundcloud and Spotify in recent months – a move that suggests it is willing to attempt (...)

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek. The streaming music company said its systems had been compromised, but only one user’s data had been accessed. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Streaming music service Spotify has become the latest company to be hit by a security breach as it admitted that it had uncovered “unauthorised acc(...)

Apple wants to help you name that tune. The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that(...)