Targeting right from the first day, as Apple has an ambitious goal to sign up 100 million subscribers for its upcoming streaming music service, aka Apple Music. Full details on this report can be found right after this fold.
According to The Assiciated Press, Apple planning to grab almost hundred million Music streaming service subscribers and where the subcriber base that large would trump competing services such as Spotify, Pandora, Deezer and others, which although had a collective 41 million paid US subscribers in 2014 per the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.
Apple Music is coming with widely expected to be revamped and improved version of Beats Msuic, which the Cupertino-based company acquired for 3 billion last year, alongside the Beats Electronics headphones and speakers division as well. The much-anticipated streaming music service will reportedlt cost $10 per month, with the first three-month free trail period, and focus on exclusive content and human curated playlists.
In brief from the past to the current situation
Beats Music however had 303,000 U.S. Subscribers as of December, trailing market leader Spotify’s 4.7 million United States subscribers by a significant margin. Now that, Apple already has over 800 million users with iTunes accounts to take full advantage and will nevertheless present those users with the option to purchase an Apple Music subscription instead when downloading songs and albums via iTunes Store.
Apple is almost expected to reveal its new streaming music service at its annual WWDC 2015 keynote today at San Fransisco. Starts at 10AM Pacific, where CEO Tim Cook and other executives should unveil several details regarding the Apple Music service alongside other announcements about iOS 9, OS X 10.11, Apple Pay, Apple TV 4 and more.
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