Posted 06/09/2015 at 8:50 AM
Posted 2 years ago
At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, the company finally unveiled its much-anticipated streaming music service to the world.
Beginning on June 30th, Apple Music will be made available to the public with a database of 30 million songs.
The move is seen as a way for Apple to reassert its dominance as an industry leader in a field that is seeing some fierce competition, most notably from Spotify, which can boast of a subscriber base of 60 million, with 25 percent of them signing up for the $9.99 per month Premium subscription.
Apple Music will be available on iPhones, Mac desktops, iPod Touch, iPads, Apple TV in addition to being available on Android smartphones with Google-based software.
They also unveiled Apple Music Radio, a 24-hour radio station that is devoted to music and its culture.
Different genres of music will get their own dedicated stations.
Users can sign up for a free trial of three months.
The subscription price will be $9.99 per month, and Apple will also offer a family plan that will cost $14.99 on a monthly basis.
One prominent feature is Connect, which will enable artists to share lyrics, pictures and other content like comments with listeners.
Apple Music is also planning to work with independent artists to get their music distributed to listeners.