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Burberry’s first Apple Music channel to launch

A new partnership will make the U.K. fashion design label the first brand with a dedicated channel.

Recent reports have shown that Burberry and Apple Music have entered into a new deal that will make the luxury fashion designer the first brand to have its own dedicated channel over the streaming service.

This channel will be hosted inside the streaming service’s “Curators” and will offer unique features.

For example, the Burberry Apple Music channel will feature new British acts in live performance videos. This will include certain performances that will be exclusive to the channel, such as video from the Burberry Womenswear show that will be taking place later in September, in London. The Curators section of the streaming service has already played host to channels that have been established by genre experts, musicians, and even from music critics from such top publications as Pitchfork, NME, and Rolling Stone.

The Apple Music channel is only the most recent in a spectrum of efforts that Burberry is making.

Apple Music - New Channel from BurberryThe brand is attempting to bring its name closer to the music world, in an effort that it began a few years ago. Other notable projects that it has launched over the past few years have included the Burberry Acoustic series, which started five years ago as a route for the company to be able to boost the way people view it as a lifestyle brand by connecting with the indie music scene in the United Kingdom.

This most recent partnership is also considered to be important as it represents the first time that Apple and Burberry have worked together since Angela Ahrendts stepped down as the chief exec for the designer in order to become the senior vice president of retail and online stores for the tech giant.

Once Ahrendts made her way from Burberry to Apple, rumors have been swirling about partnerships that may form between the two brands, especially after the launch of the Apple Watch was first announced. It is not clear whether or not Ahrendts was directly involved in this partnership with Apple Music, but it may represent only the first deal of many that will occur between these two companies.

Mobile trends in Canada have doubled consumer online time

Research has shown that people are on the internet a great deal more due to their smartphones and tablets.

Canadians are becoming increasingly hooked on their smartphones and tablets, and are streaming video on a more regular basis, and these mobile trends are causing the amount of time spent online to nearly double.

This is according to some of the most recent data that has been released by comScore.

Since August, there were around 27.8 million Canadian adults who were using a computer of some form to access the internet. The average amount of time spent browsing the web every month over a laptop or desktop computer was close to 39 hours per month. However, when mobile trends are taken into consideration, the use of those smaller stream devices, combined with viewing video online spikes the amount of time spent online to almost 75 hours per month. This is the equivalent to approximately 2.5 hours every day.

comScore has found that there has been tremendous growth as a result of video and mobile trends.

Mobile Trends - CanadaAccording to Bryan Segal, the vice president of sales at comScore, “We’re seeing extremely large growth.” He added that “It really points to the fact of how much impact – in terms of engagement and time spent – that mobile is having on what we traditionally looked at as a PC world.”

He pointed out that Canadians between the ages of 25 and 34 years old were found to be the ones who spent the largest amount of time online. The average time spent on the internet for people within that age group was about 110 hours per month. This included time spent online on all of their connected devices. That said, of those hours, only about 50 of them were actually spent browsing the web on a computer.

In the age group of 55 years and up saw different mobile trends. comScore found that Canadians were spending only about 20 hours online per month on mobile devices or streaming video on any type of connected gadget or computer. The majority of online usage from that age group was dedicated to browsing the web through the use of a computer.