Monday, 14 October, 2019

For a Flat Monthly Rate? Tech Giant Considers Super-Bundle

Apple’s ‘reimagined’ Music app is here following now-defunct iTunes Labels 'nervous' about Apple Music & TV+ subscription bundle plan - report
Julia Gonzales | 09 October, 2019, 14:04

One of Apple's competitors, Amazon, offers unlimited next day delivery, Prime Video movies and television shows, basic music streaming, unlimited photo storage, two free audiobooks a month, gaming loot through Twitch Prime, a free eBook every month, and much more for just $12.99 per month, but special offers regularly bring that down to less than $9.99.

At the moment the cost of Apple Music, Apple News+, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ costs close to $30 a month.

Technology giant company, Apple has officially announced that new macOS updates users will not be compelled to use the its music subscription service, iTunes but instead will now enjoy three new apps in replacement.

Although some record labels are said to be open to the idea, the report claims at least one big label has expressed concerns, adding that the industry is growing more wary about its relationship with APPLE.

Believe it or not, that might not be the only promotion created to boost Apple TV+ subscriber numbers early on, at least according to a fresh Financial Times report (via CNet). At this point, neither side has come forward with a pricing formula.

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The company could also offer several tiers of such a super-bundle, with higher tiers offering access to Apple Arcade and Apple News.

Now, Apple isn't required to pressure these record labels to lower the price of each song for the rumored super bundle. That would presumably hit record labels and if there's one thing we know about the music industry, it's that it doesn't like the idea of losing money or anyone telling it what to do.

That said, Apple isn't really intending to get more profit over the bundled content, analysts speaking to FT said.

Music-subscription services like Spotify and Apple Music have largely supplanted both the iTunes software and sales of individual songs, which iTunes first made available for 99 cents apiece.

A logo for Apple Music is pictured.

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