Rumor: Apple's new music service will be called Apple Music

Rumor: Apple's new music service will be called Apple Music
Apple continues to negotiate with artists and record labels for its streaming music service. According to industry sources, Apple will give artists their own page that they can use to post concert dates, photos, videos and samples of their songs. And artists will be allowed to cross-promote other artists. For example, if Marilyn Manson wants to, he can help try to get his fans to listen to Justin Bieber and vice versa. Users will be able to comment on posts from these artists and "like" them.

We should also point out that according to insiders familiar with Apple's plans, the name of its streaming music service will be Apple Music. Apple was originally planning to unveil the new feature with iOS 8.4, but we recently told you to expect a delay. Apple has had a hard time closing negotiations with the artists and record labels that will provide the music to be streamed. As a result, some sources say that there won't be enough content for a June launch. Others say that Apple is still aiming to launch the service next month.

The Justice Department is believed to be looking at Apple as the company has allegedly asked the record labels it is in talks with, to try to force Spotify to put an end to its ad-supported free tier of service. 75% of Spotify's subscribers are non-paying customers. Apple also is alleged to have promised Universal Music that it would reimburse it for lost royalties if it stops providing YouTube with music.

Despite its attempts to stop competitors from offering free music, speculation has Apple offering potential subscribers a free trial lasting anywhere from one to three months. After the trial period ends, one rumor has Apple charging subscribers $8 monthly, which would undercut the $10 a month that Spotify charges for its paid service.

source: 9to5Mac via Engadget

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26 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

Nice deal Apple. Are you guys gonna kill iTunes?

2. KickRocks

Posts: 283; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Apple music.....................Genius

13. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Amazing name!! So original!! So innovative!! So apple.......

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The name of their services are always called whatever the service is with their name in front of it Apple tv,Apple pay,and now apple music lol. They're the greatest service names ever right?

26. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Apple Records was a company The Beatles started in 1968. Which a few years back Apple computer ran into some kind of trouble and were not allowed to use the Apple name with s music service. But, after some time and money changing hands , they were allowed to use their name Apple with a music Service

4. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

I honestly hope this whole thing fails

9. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

Do me a favor and log off immediately.

10. gaming64 unregistered

Do me a favor and break your neck please.

12. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

I respectfully decline to do that favor for you, although I do admit I came off rather harsh. Nonetheless, my opinion remains unchanged. I don't believe Apple should do this. They have a tendency to change things up in the industry, be it for better or for worse, and I have a feeling it won't be for the better this time around.

16. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

At least give Apple a little chance? Historically speaking, Apple was confident with what they were doing and they usually got great result as well like the iTunes which is game changer in music industry, App Store,.... are the services that Apple brought forefront and received great success and even made others follow them.

19. gaming64 unregistered

Attention wh0re

24. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Pushing Apple Music to a success is what they are doing now. Partnering with music labels to eradicate free streaming and let Apple Music customers pay $8 rather than $10 from other music streamers. If Apple is successful to bring free streaming to a halt then a possibility of their success is high.

5. mariow2015

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

How original ...

6. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Samsung music incoming! Launching with the note 5. You heard it here first!

11. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Will it be available on their new smartwatch as well? lol

15. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Doesn't Samsung have the Milk thingy already?

21. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

They got Milk already , so it wont be any Samsung Music.http://www.samsung.com/us/showcase/milk-music/

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Samsungs R&D department is Macrumors lol!

8. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

Waiting for Samsung Music. :)

14. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Why wait for it when you can go for Apple Music first? ;)

20. gaming64 unregistered

Attention wh0r€

17. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

why not just iMusic?

23. gaming64 unregistered

Because there is iTunes, which is music :P

18. N6600

Posts: 19; Member since: May 17, 2012

Personally I would prefer "Apple Beats Music". Later on when the service evolves, I would rename it to "Apple Abuses Music" :)

22. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Im i the only one not interested in "streaming music services", i want to own my music, i dont want to stream them..

25. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

In other top news, there are rumors that the next flagship phones from Samsung will be called Note and Galaxy.

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