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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today announced Apple Music, an all-in-one app for discovering, listening to and sharing music. Apple Music is both a streaming music service and 24-hour live radio station, in addition to a platform for artists to share lyrics, backstage photos, videos or latest songs for fans to comment on and share through social media.


Apple Music's streaming music service enables users to search and stream millions of songs from iTunes, with human curated playlists from music experts for improved personalization over algorithmically created playlists. Apple Music will be available for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC on June 30, with support for Apple TV and Android coming in the fall.

Apple's new 24-hour global radio station called Beats 1 will be broadcast live in over 100 countries, headlined by former BBC radio DJ Zane Lowe alongside other famous DJs from Los Angeles, New York and London such as Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga. Beats 1 will offer exclusive interviews, guest hosts and keep tabs on what is going on in the music world.

Apple Music Connect is the social platform built into Apple Music that allows users to connect with artists and share their favorite songs and albums through Facebook, Twitter, iMessage and email. Apple hopes that Apple Music Connect will help not only major artists, but ones that are indie or relatively unknown, more easily promote their music and engage with their fans.


Apple Music will be available on June 30 for iPhone and iPad on iOS 8.4 and Mac and PC through iTunes for $9.99 per month, with a three-month free trial and $14.99 per month family plan for up to six people available. Apple Music for Apple TV and Android will be available this fall. Beats 1 ad-supported stations can be listened to for free without a subscription.

Article Link: Apple Announces 'Apple Music' With 'Beats 1' Live Radio Station, Launches June 30 for $9.99/Month


macrumors 6502a
Jun 15, 2006
I've got high hopes for this.... can't wait to say good buy to Spotify and go BACK to my iTunes library - don't let me down, Apple, I've been waiting for this for along time!!

How is this different from iTunes Radio?

It's a music streaming service like spotify.
Merging iTunes spotify (beats), and soundcloud, basically.
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macrumors 603
Sep 23, 2008
The audience laughed when Irvine said that Apple Music is a 'revolutionary music service'. He is a terrible speaker by the way, I actually didn't understand what he was saying most of the time. Good thing Cue is still there.


Mar 26, 2008
so can u still play anything u want or just stuff it thinks u may like based on what u listened to from your own library? too much focus on the radio part, i am confused
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macrumors 603
Sep 23, 2008
People laughed because it sounded like a unintentional homage to Steve Jobs iPhone launch

I am not so sure. Apple is typically mocked for using the word 'revolutionary'. He didn't look confused so much as a bit embarrassed.
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May 26, 2015
14.99 for family up to 6. I only have 2 in my family, but it's still the same as Spotify.
If it has Tool, ACDC and some other artists that are not on Spotify, I'm switching just for tighter integration. And there is a Windows client - back to iTunes, lol.


macrumors 6502
Apr 16, 2012
The Apple Music part of the keynote was rather hard to watch. Jimmy Iovine was awful and Cue bumbled around with his words so much it was hard to follow. I did like Drake's bit, but good god man....stop moving around so damn much!

Whatever the case, Apple Music looks good to me. On demand streaming from everything in the iTunes music store? Count me in.
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