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Apple plans to bring in more A-list names for Beats Music relaunch


Apple is producing videos for some big name artists.
Names like Drake will set Apple's new service apart.
Photo: Drake/Instagram

Apple’s plans for its relaunched Beats Music streaming music service, rumored to be revealed at next week’s WWDC, took another step forward this weekend.

A new report suggests that Apple is currently in talks with Drake, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta for them to come on board as guest DJs for iTunes Radio. As three of the biggest names in music, having these artists on its roster would give Apple a massive selling point in its upcoming streaming music war with rivals like Spotify.

Watch Tim Cook, Eddy Cue and Phil Schiller boogie down


What I wouldn't pay to see these movements as registered by Tim's Apple Watch. Photo: tw0b1t

Update: The video has already been removed, but I’ve replaced it with a cached version.

We now know what Pharrell Williams’ payment was for his advance gold Apple Watch Edition: Promising to not laugh at Tim Cook, Eddy Cue, and Phil Schiller’s “dad dancing” moves during yesterday’s live concert at Apple’s Cupertino HQ.

London calling: The best of the iTunes Festival (so far)


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This year’s iTunes Festival lineup is fantastic. It’s got everything, with veterans like Tony Bennett and Robert Plant sharing a festival stage with relative newcomers Sam Smith and Deadmau5.

All those taking the stage at London’s Roundhouse as part of the free shows are consummate performers but — as with any large concert program — there are always some standout acts. We’ve rounded up some of the best moments from the first half of this month-long concert series.