Apple Music has announced an expansion of the “Apple Music for Artists” beta program, allowing artists to sign up for access to data about how often their music is played, how users are finding it, where their listeners are located and more. The roll out of the beta earlier this year was limited to a few thousand artists, but now the program is seemingly open to all artists who have their tracks listed on Apple Music.
In other Apple Music news, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue told festivbal-goers at Austin’s South by Southwest that the company’s music service has reached 38 million subscribers after adding 2 million over the last month alone. That total also doesn’t include the 8 million or so users listening on a free trial. And while the iTunes Store isn’t getting as many headlines as Apple Music these days, Apple is still tweaking its methods of promoting its tried-and-true music download business model, rolling out a new set of iTunes promo graphics with the updated star logo found on the iOS 11 iTunes Store app.