Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Apple Music Streaming Service Rumoured For June

play.jpg

If you hold your ear to the internet, you can hear the dim and distant rumblings of a huge Apple music announcement. 

We were speaking figuratively - best not stick your lobes anywhere near a router. 

The Apple obsessives at 9to5Mac have had word from "music industry sources" that the Californian tech/design/lifestyle machine has been dishing out briefings on its upcoming music streaming service, with a launch date set for early June. 

The yet-to-be-revealed iTunes streaming system will use technology that Apple acquired in its $3 billion buyout of Beats in May last year. The Beats Music service offered users the ability to create custom playlists and access music from a cloud library - much like Spotify.

A US monthly subscription price of $7.99 (£5.27) has been nudged in the direction of 9to5Mac, cheaper than the likes of Spotify and Rdio.

The June date points toward Apple pushing out the music service at its Worldwide Developers Conference - scheduled for 8 June - at which it's expected to unveil the new iOS 8.4 update. This could mean that the service will be pushed out onto iPhones and iPads with the update, allowing Apple to introduce the service to the millions who currently use its devices, in addition to offering it as an Android and web app. 

If it means that the market place for music streaming becomes a more competitive, cheaper market, that's music to our ears. However, should it present users with the growing frustration of having to subscribe to different services to hear 'exclusive' artists, music streaming could become a noisy headache. 

[Via: 9to5Mac]

Related

Beach.jpg

First trailer for Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy

Hansa.jpg

Experience a day in the life of Berlin Bowie

rb.jpg

Rock Band 4 Coming To Next-Gen Consoles

kanye.jpg

Kanye West Is Making A Video Game

Haulin-Oats-Product-Shot-280x240.png

Hall & Oates Are Suing The Makers of Haulin' Oats Granola

paddle1.png

Kurt Cobain Credit Card And Pop Memorabilia Up For Auction

Comments

More

Check out the exclusive euphoric new video from Tom Chaplin

Here's the promo for 'Still Waiting'

16 Jan 2017

David Bowie's most glorious rejections

Highly selective, and all the better for it

10 Jan 2017

The 17 albums you need in hear in 2017

Get your ears ready for these

by Dave Fawbert
09 Jan 2017

Can You Name 99 Songs From The 90s By A Single Video Screenshot?

09 Jan 2017

The KLF are coming back and this is why you should be excited

‘Transcentral, eternity, sheep’

by Dave Fawbert
05 Jan 2017

The biggest selling UK debut album of 2016 is pretty depressing

Even BRIT Award winner Jack Garratt couldn't top it

by Dave Fawbert
04 Jan 2017

This is the story behind that Bowie mugshot (and what happened next)

by Joe Ellison
01 Jan 2017

If there is any justice in the world this song will be Christmas No. 1

Chip Pan on Fire is the chart-topper we need

by Dave Fawbert
20 Dec 2016

The greatest alternative Christmas playlist

Festive (but not explicitly festive) tunes that you can hammer all year

by Tristan Cross
09 Dec 2016

Bear's Den's Ultimate Playlist

Indie folk Londoners reveal the songs they love

09 Dec 2016