Seven Things You Need to Know About Apple Music

Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue speaks during the Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California.Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue speaks during the Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

Apple music was finally made available to the Public on Tuesday, 30th June. This would allowed Apple to compete with power players in the streaming music game. The service was announced at the World Wide Development Conference only a few weeks ago. The following are some of the 7 things you need to keep in mind immediately your iPhone is updated.

1. Launch Time
The senior director of Apple Music, Ian Rogers tweeted that users needed to have their iPhones updated after 30th June, East Coast time, 11 a.m. This is in order to get Apple Music as fast as possible. One hour later, at midday, Zane Lowe kicked off the broadcast of radio 1 beats from Los Angeles.

2. Price
It will cost $ 9.99 every month or $ 14.99 for a family plan accommodating a maximum of six users. Just like Rdio and Spotify, this entails unlimited streams and listening offline from the library of Apple Music. There is no such free tier for music on demand. For the first three months, Apple is giving free trials in order to attract established users from switching from competitors.

3. So … iTunes?
ITunes is fully alive, iTunes is not dead I repeat. On your iPhone, it will still be possible to see the purple icon of iTune store. The clients who still prefer buying their music for $ 1.29 at ago will not have anything changed. All that you own on iTunes will be integrated seamlessly to your library of Apple music. As such, you will not have it rebuilt from scratch; even the embarrassing album that you purchased in 2007 which you really don’t like.

4. The Catalog
You don’t have to pay a subscription fee for you to get everything in iTune. If you wish to buy it separately, it can be streamed, downloaded and played whenever you wish. You will have a smooth experience and even not realize that it is not the same from music that you don’t really own. Google play will have this done on your behalf. It will be more than 30 million songs available during the launching.

5. What’s Connect?
Connect is a feed where artists share content of multimedia nature and at the same time users get to comment on this content. One can follow the artist of his choice. All artists can get an account with Content, get verified and make direct posts. This offers a platform for fans and artists to interact casually.

6. Whistles and Bells
In order to have it separated from the pack that is crowded, Apple Music has had its little features doubled down. There is an interface filled with bubbles which makes one remember the app of Beats Music. This allows you to select artists and genres of your choice to diverse degrees. An album and playlist recommendations will then be made accordingly.

7. Human Curation
Human Curation is one thing that Apple Music pegs on. This can be found in the play station of Beats 1 radio that was assembled by actual people and not algorithms. There is a culture surrounding art that human beings compile and does not come to play through the normal algorithmic song list. Apple would like you to see its Apple Music as a platform of learning music and experiencing the culture of music as opposed to listening songs on demand.

About the Author

Samed Olukoya
Samed Olukoya is the CEO/Founder of investorsking.com, a digital business media, with over 10 years' experience as a foreign exchange research analyst and trader. A graduate of University of East London, U.K. and a vivid financial markets analyst.

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