During the closing segment of the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Monday (June 8), Apple revealed the details behind its long-awaited music service, Apple Music. The announcement included remarks by Jimmy Iovine, a demonstration from Pharell, an appearance from Drake, and a performance by The Weeknd.
The service, which will launch June 30, will include a streaming service; the ability to purchase individual songs and albums; an artist connection service, "Connect," which allow artists to provide songs (including unreleased tracks), lyrics, and photos on their own page; 24/7 global radio; "For You," a personalized feed based on users' listening habits, and built-in music videos.
Apple Music's radio stations will be curated by humans, similar to Beats Music's playlists. and the service will have more than 30 million iTunes songs available for streaming online or saving offline.
While Apple Music will provide a three-month free trial, there will be no free streaming option. The service will be priced at $9.99 a month and there will be a family plan offered for $14.95 per month through iCloud Family Sharing, with up to six family members included.
The service will be available initially on iOS, and will be able to be accessed via iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, and Windows devices, and will also be available on Apple TV and Android this fall.