Apple Announces New Streaming Service, Apple Music

Also Includes Beats 1 Radio and Connect, a New Social Network

Jun 08, 2015
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As expected, Apple announced Apple Music today at its Worldwide Developers' Conference in San Francisco. Apple Music is its new music streaming service meant to compete with the likes of Spotify, Tidal, and Pandora. Also included is an Internet radio station, Beats 1 Radio, and Connect, a social network in which the musicians will have their own profiles they can post content to.

The streaming service launches June 30 in over 100 countries on Apple devices with a three-month free trial. After that it will cost $9.99 a month, but family memberships of up to six people will cost only $14.99 a month. Subscribers will be able to stream all the music available on the iTunes store and can watch ad-free music videos. It will launch this fall on Windows and Android.

The Beats 1 radio station will be a 24/7 station that features DJs Zane Lowe (lured away from the BBC) in New York, Ebro Darden in New York, and Julie Adenuga.

Drake, Trent Reznor, Jimmy Iovine, and others were all involved in the announcement, which ended with The Weeknd performing a new song, "Can't Feel My Face" (a studio version of the song has been posted to YouTube and can be streamed below). Below is an ad for Apple Music posted on Twitter today.

www.apple.com/music/



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