Report: Amazon's Streaming Music Service Will Only Have Older Tunes

Buzzfeed reports that the rumored Amazon Prime streaming music service will launch this June or July, and that will only contain songs that have been out for six months or longer. That way it'll be an added service for its own customers without providing a comparable alternative to services like Beats Music and… » 5/29/14 4:36pm 5/29/14 4:36pm

Apple Just Hired the Two Smartest Music Moguls of Our Time

It's official, Apple's dropping $3 billion on a headphone empire. But more than a blockbuster headphone brand and a promising streaming music service, Apple is getting two of the smartest music and entertainment minds in the world. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine work for Apple now, and that's a potentially revolutionary… » 5/28/14 6:27pm 5/28/14 6:27pm

Apple Is Officially Buying Beats for $3 Billion

After weeks of rumors and speculation, Apple has officially bought Beats By Dre for $3 billion. The deal includes both Beats' immensely lucrative headphone business and the recently launched streaming audio service. Beats founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. That's right, Dr. Dre works for Apple now. » 5/28/14 4:33pm 5/28/14 4:33pm

What Other Companies Could Apple Buy With Its $150 Billion In Cash?

At the end of its last financial quarter, Apple had $151 billion in cash just sitting there collecting dust. Is it any wonder it's going after profitable companies like Beats? What's $3.2 billion? Here's a humorous look at just how many companies Apple could buy with its stack-o-cash—and just how easily a corporate… » 5/13/14 1:20pm 5/13/14 1:20pm

Report: Apple Is Getting Ready to Buy Beats for $3.2 Billion

According to the Financial Times, Apple is closing in on an acquisition of Beats, the headphone manufacturer turned streaming music service. The $3.2 billion deal would give Apple control over a powerful brand, but at the same time, it would be puzzling and uncharacteristic of Apple. The FT points out it would be… » 5/08/14 5:56pm 5/08/14 5:56pm

In Dre We Trust: Why You Should Try Beats Music

After a year of hype, Beats Music is finally here, and if it has a definitive pitch, the company's frenetic, towheaded CEO Ian Rogers served it to me over blaring punk music in a Lower East Side bar last week. "I've got [legendary producer] Jimmy Iovine calling me on the weekend and saying, 'What the hell is this… » 1/21/14 10:30am 1/21/14 10:30am

How Daft Punk made One More Time from a sample they say they never used

One more time. Even if you wear earplugs, turn off the radio and stay away from noisy clubs, you know Daft Punk's song 'One More Time'. It's one of those songs that seems to be inserted into the memory of every human who has existed since the year 2000. Here, EDM producer Sadowick Production reveals how Daft Punk made… » 1/03/14 12:04am 1/03/14 12:04am

Family Opens Beats Headphones on Christmas, Finds Tuna Instead

It's Christmas Day. You've carefully wrapped the Beats headphones your daughter's been dreaming of, and she's just about to see that dream become reality. Looking on with glee, you watch as she tears the paper from her brand new set of cans only to find that these were cans of a markedly different sort. Tuna,… » 12/27/13 2:30pm 12/27/13 2:30pm

Beats Pill: Is This The $200 Bluetooth Speaker That Slays the Jambox?

The Jawbone Jambox was a pretty good bluetooth speaker, if not entirely perfect. But it had the benefit of being one of the first portable bluetooth speakers to combine design, affordability and ease of use along with quality. But in the Bluetooth market there's always room for improvement and though we've seen a… » 10/16/12 11:30am 10/16/12 11:30am