Apple Music, which officially launched Tuesday, has been the focus of the music industry for the last few weeks. At the heart of the strategy is Beats 1, which bills itself as a first global radio station and will be available in more than 100 countries.
Apple Music Radio: Radio has been completely redesigned.
Apple Music, the new streaming music service from Apple, opens for a fairly reasonable price at $9.99 per month, and $15.99 per family. To sweeten the deal, Apple is offering the first three month for free. Dre’s The Chronic, and previously unreleased instrumental versions of Nine Inch Nails’ The Fragile and With Teeth. It will feature exclusive interviews, special guests and news from the music world. Beats 1 is a worldwide 24-hour radio station that is hosted by real DJs.
But CD Baby can’t favor one music service over the other. To give you personal recommendations from people who know and love music. Free users get limited skipping of songs; premium users get unlimited skips. Your Apple Music and iTunes MP3 libraries live in the same area under the “My Music” tab.
For you: This section features music suggestions specifically for you, based on your likes (tap the heart icon next to any artist, song, or album to “like” it), your library, and the genres you select. “Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation”, she wrote. Consumers can try out the service for three months for free, but if they want to continue using Apple Music, they’ll have to pay the monthly fee. Perhaps best described as an Instagram / Twitter mash-up, Connect is a platform that allows artists to connect with fans through content sharing.
The latest version of iOS, 8.4, contains provisions for the new music-oriented service as well as a redesigned Music app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, 9to5mac noted.