Zane Lowe questions whether Apple Music needs Beats 1

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Rogifan, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Rogifan macrumors P6

    Rogifan

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    I'm going to assume Apple PR didn't approve this. But it reaffirms my feeling that Apple Music was design by committee; just throwing a bunch of marketing features together and calling it a product.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolo...-not-sure-that-Apple-Music-needs-Beats-1.html

     
  2. thedon1 macrumors 6502

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    I think the answer (and possibly the question) can be interpreted in a number of ways.

    I see it as does Apple Music need Beats1 to sell subscriptions. Would people sign up to AM over Spotify due to the radio station? I don't think we have those stats yet considering it's just coming out of the free phase.

    In that respect, i think saying it's still unknown is a reasonable answer.
     
  3. Paradoxally macrumors 65816

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    Beats 1 is definitely a game changer (yes, Sirius XM has been doing this sort of things for years, but not at the scale and hype of Apple's station).

    I think you can listen to B1 without a subscription, though.
     
  4. LordQ, Sep 30, 2015
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