Apple Launches New Music Streaming Service, ‘Apple Music’
Apple unveiled its brand new music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today. Apple Music, which was introduced by Jimmy Iovine at the event, aims to become the definitive music source that also gives fans the opportunity to connect with artists in a whole new way. By combining curated playlists, a 24/7 global radio station, "Beats 1" (which will also be hosted by famous BBC Radio 1 host, Zane Lowe) and "Connect," a social networking platform that will be taking users' music listening experience to a never-before place by allowing artists to connect with their fans. Beats chief creative officer Trent Reznor (also known as the rock artist Nine Inch Nails) called this revolutionary new project from Apple "a music lover's dream."
As the video below shows, Apple Music is not just for top tier artists, but also the bedroom artists as well. New songs, remixes, photos, videos, lyrics and news are just some of the items that artists of all genres and popularities will be able to share with their audiences, marking what guarantees to be the next way that defines how we listen to music and engage with it.
This innovative new service will also come at an affordable price. The service will cost $9.99 a month with the first three months offered to users for free. For $14.99, up to six family members will be able to share the account. Check out the trailer for the service below, and stay tuned for more information as we approach the official June 30 release date of the service.