At the Worldwide Developers Conference just last week, Apple announced its anticipated bid in to the music streaming business. The service has been christened, with characteristic minimalism, Apple Music. The Apple Music App will combine playlists, radio services and social networking capabilities.
In addition to the three main concepts of Apple Music, Siri will also be lending a hand. Just ask your favourite voice-automated robot to play you the hit singles of 1987, and without delay she will deliver.
The worldwide launch is scheduled for June 30 this year, available on multiple iOS devices; iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, PC and Apple TV, with android devices to shortly follow. The service kicks off with a free three-month trial membership, after which a $9.99 per month subscription fee applies. Apple has stated that
“Apple Music is a revolutionary streaming music service, a pioneering worldwide live radio station from Apple broadcasting 24 hours a day and a great new way for music fans to connect with their favourite artists”
There is still much to be discovered about Apple Music, such as the rate of payment of royalty’s that are actually given back to the artist, and the quality of sound provided for the service. All of Apple Music’s kinks won’t be ironed out until after it’s release, as there are yet no major criticisms of the service. This service differs to its counterparts such as Spotify and Tidal, as it allows artists to directly connect with fans through the Apple Connect service. Come June 30, all will be revealed.
To read more about Apple Music visit the Apple website.