Here’s What We Know About Apple’s Brand New Music Streaming Service

Overnight, at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple officially announced its entry into the streaming business, via a service called, with trademark simplicity, Apple Music. 

Apple Music will combine playlists, a radio station and, apparently, social networking-style features, in the one app. 
Your boy Drake was present at the event, and said a few words to kick things off:
The service will launch on June 30 this year, for various iOS devices, Mac and PC, with Android devices to follow. After a free three-month trial period, there will be two pricing tiers available. 
The first of these is a $US9.99-per-month basic plan, and there is also a $US14.99-per-month plan for “up to six family members” – Australian prices will be announced closer to the launch.
Apple have said that the service will combine “the largest and most diverse collection of music on the planet” with curated and personalised playlists, and a world-wide streaming radio station. 
The ever-helpful Siri will also play a part. Per today’s announcement: 
In addition to human curation, Siri® is also dedicated to helping you enjoy great music and have fun with Apple Music. Ask Siri to, “Play me the best songs from 1994,” “Play the best FKA twigs song,” or “What was the number one song in February 2011?”
There’s also something called Apple Music Connect:
Artists and fans now have an incredible way to connect with one another directly in Apple Music with Connect. Through Connect, artists can share lyrics, backstage photos, videos or even release their latest song directly to fans directly from their iPhone. Fans can comment on or like anything an artist has posted, and share it via Messages, Facebook, Twitter and email. And when you comment, the artist can respond directly to you.
via Fairfax
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