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  • Starting Friday, Apple Music subscribers can enjoy their access to over 50 million songs, playlists and music videos on any domestic American Airlines flight equipped with Viasat satellite Wi-Fi with no Wi-Fi purchase required. American Airlines is the first commercial airline to provide exclusive access to Apple Music through complimentary inflight Wi-Fi. “For most travelers, having music to listen to on the plane is just as important as anything they pack in their suitcases,” said Oliver Schusser, vice president of Apple Music. “With the addition of Apple Music on American flights, we are excited that customers can now enjoy their music in even more places. Subscribers can stream all their favorite songs and artists in the air, and continue to listen to their personal library offline, giving them everything they need to truly sit back, relax and enjoy their flight.” “Our guests want to make the most of their time when flying us. That’s why we’re investing in faster Wi-Fi, a variety of entertainment options, and why we’re so excited to introduce Apple Music to more of our customers,” said Janelle Anderson, vice president of Global Marketing at American. “Providing customers with more ways to stay connected throughout each flight is one way to show we value their business and the time they spend with us.” Apple Music subscribers on American Airlines flights can enjoy the world’s most exciting new music and unique city-themed playlists for their journey, in addition to exclusive content such as in-depth artist interviews and today’s hottest sounds on the Beats 1 global livestream. To enjoy Apple Music during flight, customers on Viasat-equipped aircraft can connect to Wi-Fi at no cost and log in with their Apple Music subscription. Customers who don’t already have an Apple Music subscription can get Apple Music, sign up onboard and...
  • Apple is double down on its services business now by teaming up with Verizon Wireless to offer Apple Music as part of Verizon Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited Data Plans. If you are like me and have Verizon New Unlimited or Go Unlimited which is unlimited at a cheaper because you are grandfathered in you can still get 6 months of Apple Music Free then pay $9.99 a month after that on your Verizon Bill. In their blog post, Verizon Angie Klein said this “Verizon Unlimited customers have been streaming their favorite songs on America’s largest and most reliable network with six months of Apple Music included with their plans. Now, we’re bringing the best in unlimited data and the best in unlimited music together in an even bigger way. Starting January 17, Apple Music will be included in Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans.* And for customers choosing Go Unlimited, they can still get six months of Apple Music free**.” “When we introduced six months free of Apple Music to Verizon Unlimited subscribers, we said it was just the beginning of a great collaboration between Verizon and Apple to bring music streaming to our loyal customers,” said Angie Klein, vice president of marketing at Verizon. “Our customers loved the offer, so we’re expanding the value of our Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans by including Apple Music at the same plan price. You can stream more of the music you love on the network you deserve.” While this partnership is a win for both companies. For Verizon, they can lure in more customers and push them over to unlimited and Apple gets more Apple Music Subscribers as Apple realizes the future of the company is subscription services. Since Apple Music is available on Android as well, it won’t be limited...
  • Today on the show Brandon talks about the movie Skyscraper with The Rock. We get into the entire movie buying process. We talk about the app Movies Anywhere. We get into how to listens and subscribes to podcasts using apps on Android. We talk about Apple Music and apps that offer ad-free listening. We get to talk about advertisements on TV and much more.
  • Apple has started to phase out iTunes music in favor of their subscription music service Apple Music. Apple has been slowing transitioning users to their $9.99 a month service which has grown like wildfire since its announcement on June 30, 2015, surpassing over 40 million subscribers. All this stemming from Apple’s purchase of Beats Electronics for 3 billion dollars back in May of 2014. Look back at the Beats purchase this was a multiyear plan for Apple to move to subscription music. If you think about it that 3 billion dollars spent for Beats Electronics is nothing when you realize with 40 million subscribers times 10 dollars monthly is about 400 million a month Apple makes just on Apple Music. I am sure by now they have made their investment back plus profit. Apple moving to a subscription music platform is defiantly the future for them in the music space just from a financial standpoint. First Apple sells songs for .99 cents on iTunes, a person may only buy one or two songs or they may buy an entire album for 12.99. After that purchase, they will never rebuy the song again so it’s a one-time revenue grab it’s not a recurring revenue like a subscription service. Apple has stated that at the end of this month (March 2008) they will stop taking iTunes LP submissions. Apple has released a timeline saying they will look to discontinue downloads by the beginning of 2019, shortly after next year’s holiday season. In the even more recent news, the music industry had a fantastic 2017, driven by subscription music service revenues. The writing is on the wall and Apple is headed in the right direction on track to surpass Spotify’s 70 million subscribers in record time. Spotify who is Apple’s main competitor in...
  • March 4, 2016

    AMA Ask Me Anything Reddit Style

    AMA Ask Me Anything Reddit Style Today on the podcast we have kind of an AMA Ask Me Anything Reddit Style Podcast. We me fielding your questions that you e-mailed and tweeted into me over last few weeks.   Join Me Today As I Answer Your Questions… What linux distro do you like? What tech stocks would you buy? Who are your favorite 3 authors? Do you like Skype or Google Hangouts? Favorite wrestler of all time? What bands do you normally work on HF? What bands are on your iPod? Do you recommend Spotify or Apple Music? What mixer do your recommend for music? Who is your favorite radio personality of all time? What do you recommend for wifi hotspot? What bow do you use for hunting? Why is Nightwing your favorite comic book character? What is your day to day pc? I have business do you think I should go openoffice to save money? I want start podcasting should I buy pro tools? I want to be lead singer of a band is there good software for vocal training? What hard drive raid should I use for my pc?