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: