Apple Music API published : does that make Apple Music integration on Djay possible ?

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Apple has just published its Apple Music API :

https://affiliate.itunes.apple.com/re...

There's a mode that allows the developer to use their own player to play the tracks from Apple Music instead of just controlling the iOS Music player.

Do you confirm that this will allow you to integrate Apple Music on Djay, just like we have for Spotify ?

What about offline playback ?

Thank you in advance.
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jayneural

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Lukas E, Official Rep

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Hi there,

unfortunately the new API doesn’t allow djay to play songs from Apple Music.

Also offline playback is not possible due to "Sandboxing" a Spotify security feature.

Our apologies.

Cheers,
Lukas E.
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Harley-Mike

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Bull Shit! RTFM! Other Apps can do it!
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jayneural

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Hi Harley, can you please name one of the apps that can do it ?
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djmagicmoments

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Name a dj app that can do it.
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Steve Cleaver

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Megaseg supports offline Apple Music but it's only available for Mac
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jayneural

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Lukas, thanks for the feedback, let me be more specific, I was relating this part of the API documentation of the MPMusicPlayerController object :

"Use an MPMusicPlayerController object, or music player, to play media items from the device Music library. There are two types of music player:

The application music player plays music locally within your app. It is not aware of the Music app’s now-playing item, nor does it affect the Music app’s state.

The system music player employs the built-in Music app on your behalf. On instantiation, it takes on the current Music app state, such as the identification of the now-playing item. If a user switches away from your app while music is playing, that music continues to play. The Music app then has your music player’s most recently-set repeat mode, shuffle mode, playback state, and now-playing item."


Wouldn't the second type of music player mentioned above at least allow playback of AppleMusic content within Djay ?

Though it might not allow altering the pitch and stuff like that, it would be better than nothing for AppleMusic users !
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You are correct that the new APIs allow basic playback of songs from Apple Music (which is what the other apps mentioned do), however they don’t allow mixing two tracks, looping, applying effects etc., so unfortunately they don’t help us.
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Has this been fixed since the release of the new API in iOS 11?
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jayneural

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Hi, Anders, thanks for the feedback, what about Pulselocker ? As mainly Serato user when on laptop, I don't see myself paying PL for laptop and Spotify for iOS. Any technical/business reasons not implementing it ? Thx
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Hi jayneural,

sorry we are not supporting Pulselocker.
Have you tried the Spotify integration for djay Pro for the Mac?

Thank you for your feedback and your request.

Cheers,
Lukas E.
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Jamil Akbar

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Is there any update on the diay2 use of Apple Music? Since I signed up to Apple Music my existing library cannot be accessed from djay2??
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Unfortunately there is currently no way for us to support Apple Music, that is why your library can not be loaded. We are supporting Spotify if you would like to try out this streaming service.

Cheers,Lukas E.
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cgwaters

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What more does Apple need to do to make Apple Music tracks compatible with Djay 2? Are you actively pursuing this with Apple?
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Nahuel Masman

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Ok, the first software who supports offline mixing... It's gonna be the winner ... That's for sure... (Please make it soon)
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jayneural

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Well we have two winners so far then : Serato and Rekordbox!


If another couple of dj software added it, that would make all of us winners :)
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Alexander Schultz

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And now MegaSeg supports Apple Music: http://www.megaseg.com/dj-software
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Maciej Trebacz

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Hello,

Apple yesterday announced APIs for 3rd parties to access Apple Music library. Do you have plans to include this in Djay Pro?

Thanks.
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unknownrush

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I ask the same as Maciej, please add Apple Music now...
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jayneural

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If Apple's MusicKit does the deal, I think it's going to be a huge change for all DJs. Means it's now official we can all mix through streaming services and offline. We'll only need a standard for DJ meta-tags then ;)
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This is assuming Apple Music or iTunes are standard solutions utilized by professional dj's which is far from the truth. Especially dj's using serato who have learned from years of experience to stay far away from iTunes. I will only use it for its exclusive iTunes content and for the initial device handshake when using serato remote. Regarding music that is as far as it goes for me. If I am being honest even being a strict Apple user (iPad, iPhones, multiple MacBooks etc) I still will not use iTunes for music. I use Spotify, deezer, pulselocker for streaming and rekordbox iOS for local file management on iOS devices. No iTunes needed to transfer music to devices with rekordbox .
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If we have Apple Music integration and ability to edit add-to playlist like it looks like described in MusicKit API, then we won't even need iTunes at all, we'll just access Apple Music and its local cache directly I guess.
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Why can the DJ Software MegaSeg add Apple Music and you say it is not possible?

https://deejay-basics.de/news/dj-soft...

http://www.digitaldjtips.com/2016/12/...

Thanks for your Answer!
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jayneural

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My answer on your other occurrence of this comment here :

http://community.algoriddim.com/algor...
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jayneural

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Looks like we have the official answer here :

https://affiliate.itunes.apple.com/re...

What are the limitations of the current Apple Music API?

o This is iOS only, no tvOS or desktop support.
o There is no support currently for DJ style apps.
o Apps cannot delete playlists.
o The Apple Music API is not intended to replace licensed music, per Apple terms and conditions.

At least they seem to know that there is a need as they say "currently".

I hope they take time to work closely with developers on this, this is key for their success among the Djing community. For now, I'm sticking with Spotify.
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To all you employees in here: Is there finally a clue that musickit in macOS Mojave will open up to "DJ Style Apps"? Did you talk to apple developers when you were at WWDC18?
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Mark McKay

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*Bump. Is this finally going to happen?
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Mark McKay

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What’s going on with iOS 12? Is your app finally going to work with Apple Music?
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Timothy Refile

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I was wondering the same thing
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Jonas Meier

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any news?? =)
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Juan Perez

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Any updates