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Beats 1 DJs move to FaceTime for musician interviews


Zane Lowe will interview musicians over FaceTime for the foreseeable future.
Photo: Apple

Beats 1 DJs on Apple Music are being forced to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic and while they’re stuck inside, they’re turning to FaceTime to get the job done.

Apple revealed Monday that its radio show hosts will record interviews with musicians and other artists from their homes by using FaceTime on iPhone.

Britney Spears, Alicia Keys and Robbie Williams headline Apple Music Festival


As far as star power goes, Apple Music Festival doesn't disappoint.
Photo: Britney Spears

Apple has released the headliners for this year’s Apple Music festival, and as far as big names go, it doesn’t disappoint.

Top acts include (deep breath) Britney Spears, Sir Elton John, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Robbie Williams, The 1975, OneRepublic, Bastille, Michael Buble and Chance the Rapper — all of whom will appear at London’s Roundhouse next month.

Run the Jewels are getting their own Beats 1 Radio show


Run the Jewels are taking over Beats 1
Run the Jewels are invading Beats 1
Photo: Nick Gazin

Beats 1 already boasts a superstar cast of DJ’s but they’re about to get a new pair of hosts in the form of rap group, Run the Jewels.

Killer Mike and El-P are set to take over Beats 1 every Friday at 6PM PT for their very own show called “WRTJ.” The show will follow the duo as they complete the Run the Jewel world tour and talk about music, as well as the merits of unicorns and dragons.

Check out the teaser El-P published today:

Apple Adds 17 New Artists To iTunes Festival Line-Up



Apple’s yearly music festival is set to kick off at the Roundhouse venue in London’s Chalk Farm next month, and while the festival already had 23 acts slated for the month long concert, Apple just added 17 more artists to the line-up.

The new additions include Avicii, Bastille, Janelle Monae, The Lumineers, Tinie Tempah and many more to go alongside Elton John and Justin Timberlake. U.K. residents can use the iTunes Festival app to get free tickets, while the rest of the world will be able to watch the shows live from an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.

Here’s the full line-up: