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Beats 1 Radio Accepting Song Requests from Listeners

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One of the upcoming segments on Beats 1 radio is called "Requests," and it appears this broadcast will feature songs that have been requested from Beats 1 listeners around the world. According to a tweet from the Beats 1 Twitter account, users can request a song by calling in to the station.

The Apple Music Tumblr site has a page that's dedicated to requests, listing phone numbers around the world for listeners to call to request a song. In the United States, the number for making a request is 1-310-299-8756, or 1-877-720-6293 for toll free.


Hi - In a few hours we turn the show over to you.
Hit us w/ your requests for @ilovetmills: http://t.co/9uRuyaRchl
#Beats1Requests - Beats 1 (@Beats1) June 30, 2015
There are also phone numbers listed for Canada, the U.K., France, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Australia, Italy, Ireland, and New Zealand.

"Requests" will play at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, and the segment will be hosted by Travis Mills, who is located in Los Angeles. Mills' show will come on following Ebro Darden, who goes live at 3 p.m. Pacific Time. It is not clear if the requests that Beats 1 is asking for will be limited to the "Requests" segment or if they'll also be played at other times on Beats 1 radio.

Beats 1 radio debuted today at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time in hundreds of countries around the world. It provides 24/7 live music and will also include news segments, interviews, and more. Beats 1 radio is part of Apple Music, which also includes a new on-demand streaming service (free for three months) and Apple Music Connect, Apple's new artist-focused social networking feature.

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Zxxv

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They should have a stream in the app or on twitter or something and people can like or upvote requests or an algorithm can read whats being requested most. Who ****ing phones things anymore? we're in 2015 people, lets bring features from the future not the past.
 
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SpamJunkie

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They should have a stream in the app or on twitter or something and people can like or upvote requests or an algorithm can read whats being requested most. Who ****ing phones things anymore? we're in 2015 people, lets bring features from the future not the past.

They record your request, you can be they'll be playing those back for each song played.
 
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flash84x

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Real live phone numbers? Seems like a "Record your request" would be better quality and better experience.
 
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2010mini

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They should have a stream in the app or on twitter or something and people can like or upvote requests or an algorithm can read whats being requested most. Who ****ing phones things anymore? we're in 2015 people, lets bring features from the future not the past.

Phoning in does guarantee its coming from a person and not software doesn't it?
 
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AngerDanger

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Simply hold down the home button and request that Siri play the song you want. No Beats 1 required.
 
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Zedcars

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Kinda pointless since its a worldwide station....it'll take forever to actually have your requested song played on Beats 1.... your gonna be battling to have your song queued with thousands of beiber and one direction fans..
The phone requests will be Siri-fied, turned into a text list, parsed, and Beats 1 will just need to choose the most popular songs that its DJ's deem cool enough. Beiber won't make the cut.
 
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tommyminahan

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They should have a stream in the app or on twitter or something and people can like or upvote requests or an algorithm can read whats being requested most. Who ****ing phones things anymore? we're in 2015 people, lets bring features from the future not the past.

I disagree.
I like the nostalgia of it.
 
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TsMkLg068426

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Does anyone know how I can get refund for iTunes Match since they no longer care fixing all the errors, I wonder if I call Beat 1 for help would work.
 
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tommyminahan

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Song requests?! Why wouldn't I just immediately stream what I am wanting to hear? Why would I call in, wait for someone to pick up, make my request, and then sit around and hope they play my request? This is 2015, not 1955.

Maybe so you can request a song FOR someone?
kinda like how you can request a song on American Top 40?
 
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petsounds

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Song requests?! Why wouldn't I just immediately stream what I am wanting to hear? Why would I call in, wait for someone to pick up, make my request, and then sit around and hope they play my request? This is 2015, not 1955.

I think the attraction for people who do this is more about getting your favorite song out to a global audience, both in terms of exposing people to something you like, and also just to feel like you got your literal five minutes.
 
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EightBitJoe

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Who ****ing phones things anymore? we're in 2015 people, lets bring features from the future not the past.

I like it. It gives them option to use your request call audio on-air as engaging programming element. You have to think like a broadcaster (20+ years here), not a tech geek. I'm certain we'll have more options as the station ramps up. For now, yes, the phone lines are lighting up.
 
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EightBitJoe

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I think the attraction for people who do this is more about getting your favorite song out to a global audience, both in terms of exposing people to something you like, and also just to feel like you got your literal five minutes.

Amen. Some of these folks spend so much time mucking about with technology that they forget the human element!
 
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Jessica Lares

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I have discovered a lot of music over the years on request segments. Sometimes it's just cool to hear when someone requests a song you yourself really love though.

And it's just as enjoyable having to reach for the down volume when something embarrassingly horrible comes up.
 
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MOFS

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Song requests are total bull****. There's probably a million people requesting songs, they just find someone who happened to request the next song they're playing and pretend someone requested it.
Which is why you get people to phone in: stops enormous volumes of people automatically voting for Rick Astley (for example) and means the people who ring in are more likely to actually want that song to players. It also means you can get someone asking for the reason they want their song to play. For a tech company, this is a nice shout out to this being a live, personal thing, rather than a computer algorithm.
 
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