By: Bryan Tropeano
In the ever changing digital world, the way in which we listen to music is always evolving, and services such as Spotify already offer music to their users in a more modern way than that provided by traditional mediums.
Apple has been aware of this change for some time and have responded with a completely new service offering: Apple Music.
The Apple Music service will be available across the US starting June 30th 2015 and will revolutionize the way we listen to music even further. The concept behind Apple music is making all music available across all devices – similar to the ethics instilled by services like Spotify. In addition, Apple has plans to add even more value to music by introducing a modern take on the radio station providing tailored music as well as industry news and interviews.
Music on demand
The key focus of Apple Music is to provide music to users from the entire library and streaming all of this from the cloud so that it is available anywhere and across all of your apple devices including iPhone, iPad, Apple watch and others.
As well as the standard plan there will also be a family plan that allows the same level of access but for up to 6 family members. This means that everyone in the family can have access to all of this music from all of their devices.
Apple radio is a new type of radio station that is online 24/7 and provides tailored music recommended by Apple music experts as well as additional content such as industry news, interviews with artists, and other items that add value to the listening experience as a whole.
The great thing about Apple radio is that you don’t have to listen to it all in order like with traditional radio stations but can skip through the songs that you don’t want to listen to – the premium plan comes with unlimited skipping.
In addition to providing a new way to listen to music, Apple also wants to change the way in which we appreciate music and they have the aim of connecting us with the artists to form a much more personal relationship with them. Apple connect will be a platform where artists can post content – blog entries, exclusive mixes and other pre-release material for the exclusive viewing of Apple Music subscribers. Users of the service can interact with the artists by posting comments, tweeting and sharing this content that the artists post.
The Apple Music service has lots of other cool features including the ability to save music offline as well as expert music recommendations.
The service will be launched with a 3 month no obligation free trial so there is pretty much no excuse to not get involved with this service and see for yourself what it is like. It also shows the confidence that Apple have in this new service and shows that it is likely to be taken up very well by keen music listeners around the world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bryan Tropeano is a senior producer and a regular reporter for NewsWatch. He lives in Washington D.C. and loves all things Tech.