Beats Music to Launch on January 21
Beats Music, which is the new music streaming service said to be “heavy” on curation, will launch on the 21st of this month, following a limited launch to alpha testers. Furthermore, users will be able to reserve their usernames for the service. The service is said to launch on January 21 only in the US with pricing to start at $10 a month for a personal account and $15 a month for a family account. The service will have an iOS, Android and Windows Phone app as well as a web counterpart.
The Beats’ Music streaming project, codenamed “Project Daisy,” has been in private alpha for quite some time and has raised $60 million from investors. It has also acquired music streaming service MOG last year, which will form an important part of Beats Music.
For those of you who didn’t already know, the service is run by an impressive set of music personalities including Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor. Its differentiator in the ever-popular music streaming industry is that it would be “heavy” curation and with a focus on mobile platforms. For more information users can visit the Beats Music website.
With several music streaming services already out such as Apple’s iTunes Radio, Pandora, Spotify and Rdio (to name a few), will you be looking to move to Beats Music? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Source: The New York Times