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blog-AppleMusicApple’s already fucked up how we buy music, so why not how we stream it, too?

Okay, full disclosure: I’m not big on streaming. I like to bring my music wherever I go, with as few interruptions as possible. I also like to curate my own music, thank you very much.

So anyway, Apple’s new service, called simply Apple Music, is a paid system that incorporates streaming, radio and some kind of social network for artists. It’ll cost you $10 a month – but don’t worry, it’s free for the first three months that it doesn’t work! – or $15 for a family.

As usual, Apple unveiled the system at their annual conference with the same level of hyperbole that they always use:

“Apple Music is the next chapter in music,” CEO Tim Cook said. “It’ll change the way you experience music forever.”

Yeah, probably not.

I might not be crazy about Spotify or Rdio, but they’re already doing a really great job of streaming music.

They also had the best responses to the news. First, Spotify founder/CEO David Ek tweeted (then deleted) this:






Followed by Rdio’s amazing response:








(which was a fun rip on this old Apple ad.)










Anyway, you can learn more about Apple Music here.

Oh, and here’s the obligatory Drake-was-there mention:

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08:  Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue (L) high fives with recording artist Drake during the Apple Music introduction at the Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple's annual developers conference runs through June 12.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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