Apple Music and Beats 1 to launch today (June 30)
Apple’s new music streaming service Apple Music launches today! (June 30)
Apple announced the service in San Francisco earlier this month (June 8). The features of Apple Music will include on-demand streaming, social networking that allows artists to connect with their fans and 24/7 radio station Beats 1. The service will launch on June 30, as will Beats 1.
Apple Music recently attracted criticism for its policy of not paying musicians, producers, songwriters or rights holders during a three-month free trial offered to listeners. The company later had a change of heart with its royalty scheme following an open letter from Taylor Swift, confirming that it will be now be compensating artists during the trial.
Pharrell Williams’ new single ‘Freedom’ will be mark the platform’s launch today as Apple Music’s first exclusive release.