iTunes January 14

AAPL: 99.52

2.13
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[Update: Apple’s system status board has been updated to acknowledge the blip and note the issue is over.]

If you’re having issues getting started with Apple Music this morning, you’re not alone. The iOS app started the day by asking subscribers to sign up and join Apple Music (a force quit fixed for me but the problem persists) and iTunes on the Mac is also serving up error messages for a great number of users.

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iTunes January 4

AAPL: 105.35

0.09
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iTunes December 30, 2015

AAPL: 107.32

-1.42
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Prior to the launch of Apple Music, I had a Spotify Premium subscription. Although I listened to my own music a good 80% of the time, I considered the equivalent of one album purchase a month to be decent value to have access to other music when I felt like something new.

But while Spotify didn’t much change the way I listened to music, Apple Music really has. Its ‘For You’ recommendations – especially the playlists – are so good that the 20% streaming I used to do has now grown to 50%. As I mentioned in my Apple Music Diary series, the service has introduced me to more new artists I really like than Spotify did in all the years I used it – despite my initial concerns that it wouldn’t do so.

But the very effectiveness of Apple Music in introducing me to so much new music has thrown up a couple of problems …

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iTunes December 28, 2015

AAPL: 106.82

-1.21
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iTunes December 26, 2015

AAPL: 108.03

-0.58
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iTunes December 23, 2015

AAPL: 108.61

1.38
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From 9to5Toys.com:

Typically iTunes is the last place you want to shop for media deals, but right now you can score a number of popular movies at all-time low prices. Take this opportunity to fill your iTunes library with brand new content.

You’ll find a selection of popular movies priced at just $4.99 a piece to own, which is just about the same as a rental. Titles include: The LEGO Movie, Gravity, American Hustle, Divergent, The Expendables 3, and The Skeleton Twins.

Dozens of HD movie bundles have also received major price drops. Here are our top picks: expand full story

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