SAN FRANCISCO (CelebrityAccess) — On Monday Apple revealed Apple Music, its new subscription-based music ecosystem, which includes a streaming music service and a global, 24/7 curated digital radio station called Beats 1.
In the presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine said that Beats 1 would feature live djs and carefully tailored playlists that won't be constrained by genre, and which are curated by a team of music experts. The station aims to expose listeners to artists who may not get as much airtime on traditional radio outlets.
The music service will also include a social media "Connect" feature, which allows an artist to communicate with their fans via songs, video, messages and other digital content.
Apple's new service will also feature a revamped app which combines a user's music library and the iTunes music store with Apple's new streaming offerings.
The new service is set to debut on June 30th. Customers will be able to enroll for a 3-month free trial but will be on the hook for a $9.99/month. A family service plan offers service for up to six family members for $14.99 a month. – Staff Writers