App Store, Apple Music & other services hit by three-hour outage

Apple’s online services experienced multiple outages on Tuesday, with problems cropping up in Apple’s digital storefronts, Apple TV services, Apple Business Manager, and Apple School Manager.

Update: Outages have been resolved.

The Apple System Status page indicates that there are multiple issues with Apple’s various online services. The problems largely started at 8:23 A.M Eastern Time, and mostly center around Apple’s various storefronts.

According to the page, “Some users are affected” and may be “experiencing a problem” or “intermittent issues” with the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes Store, and the Mac App Store. Further problems are being endured with Apple TV and Apple TV Channels, with all six commencing at the same time and listed as “ongoing.”

The Apple Business Manager and Apple School Manager were both listed as being an issue from 10:15 A.M Eastern Time, but were “resolved” by 11 A.M Eastern Time.

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Here’s the Full Schedule for Billboard Latin Music Week 2020

Also that day is “On the Rise: Part 1” with Lunay, Natanael Cano, Jhay Cortez, Nicki Nicole and Mariah Angeliq.

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the second “On the Rise” is set to take place with Sech, Camilo, Rauw Alejandro and Cazzu. Rosalía and Pharrell Williams’ Q&A is also on the agenda for that day. Performances include Llane and Natalia Jiménez.

Latin Music Week’s last day, Friday, Oct. 23, will start on a positive note with J Balvin and Deepak Chopra’s “Mind and Music” Q&A where they’ll explore finding meaning and fulfillment through mindfulness and music.

Find the full schedule below or click here for the break down.

Tuesday, Oct. 20:

Music, Cars and Movies: Anuel AA and Jamie Foxx on Latin music’s Hollywood bid
Carl Lamarre, hip-hop editor, Billboard (moderator)
Anuel AA
Jamie Foxx

The Latin Producer: The New Stars
Bizzarap, Juan Pablo Vega and Eduardo Cabra on their dual

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Color Star Technology in Development of Offline Music Festival Series

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Color Star Technology Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq CM: CSCW) (the “Company”, or “Color Star”), a company engaged in the businesses of providing online and offline paid knowledge services for the media, entertainment and culture industries globally, announced today that it plans to launch “Color World”-branded offline music festival series (the “Festival Series”), furthering the Company’s aspirations to build “Color World” into a leading entertainment-centric paid knowledge services platform which connects musicians, artists and celebrities with its growing bases of fans, followers and users. The Company is currently in discussion with multiple well-established music festival brands to co-organize up to 30 music festivals with different genres over the next five years in different cities across Asia and beyond.   

“As receding COVID-19 pandemic allows China and most Asian countries to gradually get back to normal, so will be the demand for outdoor music festivals in

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Why Kanye West’s fight for his masters marks a changing music industry

In September, Kanye West took to Twitter to declare the music industry (and NBA) “modern day slave ships”, as he sought to regain the rights to his master recordings. He explained: “When you sign a music deal you sign away your rights. Without the masters you can’t do anything with your own music. Someone else controls where it’s played and when it’s played. Artists have nothing accept [sic] the fame, touring and merch.”



Kanye West holding his hand up: Photograph: Michael Wyke/AP


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For West, owning his masters, some of which are held by label Universal Music and publisher Sony/ATV, is personal. “My children will own my own masters, not your children, my children,” he followed up. Since then, West has pledged that all artists signed to his own GOOD Music label will get back the 50% share he holds in their masters. He’s also proposed an eight-point plan for

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Music Icon and Business Mogul Master P Named the “I Am Hip Hop” Award Recipient at The 2020 BET “Hip Hop Awards”

2 Chainz, Big Sean, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, City Girls, Gucci Mane, Jhenè Aiko, Lil Baby, Mulatto, Quavo, Tobe Nwigwe and Ty Dolla $ign Confirmed as Performers

Comedians 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean) to Host the 15th Annual BET Hip Hop Awards Premiering Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9PM ET/PT on BET Networks

#HipHopAwards

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Hip Hop’s biggest night returns with new hosts, a superstar lineup of performers and a legendary, music icon at the 2020 BET “HIP HOP AWARDS.” Today BET announces rapper, actor, producer, philanthropist and founder of the iconic hip hop label No Limit Records, Master P, as the recipient of the 2020 “I Am Hip Hop” Award. Additionally, comedians, actors, hosts of the “85 South

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Music Icon and Business Mogul Master P Named the “I Am Hip Hop” Award Recipient at The 2020 BET “Hip Hop Awards”

2 Chainz, Big Sean, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, City Girls, Gucci Mane, Jhenè Aiko, Lil Baby, Mulatto, Quavo, Tobe Nwigwe and Ty Dolla $ign Confirmed as Performers

Comedians 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean) to Host the 15th Annual BET Hip Hop Awards Premiering Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9PM ET/PT on BET Networks

#HipHopAwards

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To Request Media Access for the 2020 BET “Hip Hop Awards” Virtual Press Opportunities:
https://forms.gle/PKpsRYWMYPQVdRts8

Hip Hop’s biggest night returns with new hosts, a superstar lineup of performers and a legendary, music icon at the 2020 BET “HIP HOP AWARDS.” Today BET announces rapper, actor, producer, philanthropist and founder of the iconic hip hop label No Limit Records, Master P, as the recipient of the 2020 “I Am Hip Hop” Award. Additionally, comedians, actors, hosts of the “85 South Show” podcast and stars of “Wild N’ Out” –

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Spotify Introduce Promo Cards To Help Share Music And Podcasts

Spotify has introduced its new promo cards tool to help artists and creators better share their material. As reported by Engadget, this now gives creators the ability to better advertise their work on social media.

Spotify has been hard at work to improve their platform over recent weeks and months with a host of new features. This is perhaps to try and counteract the work done by YouTube Music to improve their offering.

Back in September, Spotify made it much easier for users to control the quality of streaming. Spotify achieved this by giving different quality options for both WiFi and cellular streaming.

The company also added the ability to search for songs by lyrics at the start of October. The was always available on the web client but now has been added to the app.

This new promo cards feature looks to be a way for Spotify to better

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Global Online Music Streaming Growth Slowed Down in Q2 2020

SEOUL & HONG KONG & NEW DELHI & BEIJING & LONDON & BUENOS AIRES & SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 7, 2020–

Global online music streaming revenues declined 2% QoQ but grew 13% YoY in Q2 2020 at $6.7 billion, according to the latest Counterpoint Research findings. This is the first-ever QoQ decline in terms of revenues as music streaming has been gaining strength with every passing quarter. Paid subscriptions grew 29% YoY compared to 35% YoY in the Q1.

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Global Music Streaming Paid Subscriptions by Brand Share (in %) – Q2 2020 (Photo: Business Wire)

Research Analyst Abhilash Kumar said, “The growth slowed down in Q2 and, for the first time, the revenues declined sequentially. There are a couple of reasons for the same. The music streaming platforms offered discounts and lowered prices for paid subscriptions to retain consumers

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How Two Music Industry Professionals Launched A New Business During A Pandemic

When the pandemic hit the U.S. in March, married couple “Zito” and Christin Zito were trying to figure out next steps. Zito, who spent the past 20 years on the road most recently serving as production manager for Steve Aoki, and Christin, a celebrity hair and makeup stylist, weren’t sure what to do.

On Easter Sunday the couple was planning a cheat meal for their diet and Zito had a sourdough starter already made. While brainstorming what to make with it, they settled on sourdough cinnamon rolls. Having previously baked sourdough bread during Covid-19, the Zitos immediately knew there was something special about the sourdough cinnamon rolls. When Christin posted a photo on Instagram of their cheat meal,

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Spotify promo cards are a more visual way to share music and podcasts

The next time you see your favorite artist or podcaster share their latest recording on social media, you may see them use a new tool from Spotify to do so. The company is introducing new promo cards for both musicians and podcasters that give creators an easy and attractive way to advertise their latest release on platforms like Twitter and Instagram. 

Creating the cards involves navigating to either the Spotify for Artists or Spotify for Podcasters websites and following the on-screen instructions. The promo cards can lead to a profile page or a specific track, album or podcast episode. Additionally, those who get their content featured in one or more of Spotify’s top 33 music or podcast playlists can make specific cards to point people to those. The card you see below is in landscape format, but the interface Spotify built makes it easy to make vertical and square cards

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