Apple is famous for arriving late at the party but being its best guest. Portable mp3 players were already a âthing' long before the iPod. The market was overflowing with touchscreen phones and PDAs before the first iPhone, and the same is true of streaming. Pandora and Spotify have been around for years. Yet, as Apple Music marks its first anniversary, it does so with no free tier, 15 million paid subscribers, a host of big-name exclusives and at a moment in time where the music industry has officially moved from physical to digital.
The country star's "Wanna Be That Song," the first music video to be filmed on the Cubs' baseball field, is about "all those big moments in life," including a first kiss, getting married and having children.
Rihanna debuted her new official song for Paramountâs upcoming Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond, on Monday, and today the singer announced that she would be the first musician to have a music video debut in IMAX theaters. The video is also the first to be shot entirely with IMAX cameras, on the same hardware that was used to capture the climactic battle sequence in Captain America: Civil War. Although it doesnât specify whether the video will contain scenes from Star Trek Beyond, thereâs a very good chance they will be integrated into the video.
More than half a century after he wrote "The Sound of Silence," American singer Paul Simon says he is ready to hang up his guitar and stop making music. The folk star turned world music champion, whose US tour ends Friday, released his most recent album, "Stranger to Stranger" on June 3 to rave reviews. "It's an act of courage to let go," Simon told the newspaper.