Apple introduce Apple Music
Apple launch ‘Apple Music’
Apple today unveiled Apple Music – a smartphone app which aims to offer everything you love about music in one place.
That includes a mobile friendly website streaming service, and seperate smartphone app where you can listen to the millions of songs on iTunes library, a 24/7 online radio station called Beats 1 which broadcasts from LA, NYC, and London, and a place called Connect where musicians (even unsigned artists) can share demos, photos, videos, remixes, soundbites and much more. “This is going to be a very powerful place for musicians,” said Jimmy Iovine during the press launch. “This is a music ecosystem.”
Apple Music is immediately being pitched as a challenger to the Spotify service. Spotify have a 20 million smartphone user head-start, but Apple are armed with hundreds of millions of iphone users worldwide AND a song library which dwarfs Spotify and Google Play put together.
AppleMusic also offer curated playlists by respected musicians, making sure you’re always able to find something genuinely interesting.
The service will be launching worldwide later this June for $9.99 per month (Ireland price yet to be announced). An Android version is also due to be released later in the year.