Apple Music will have offline listening. Go to the Apple Music site and you will see the benefits chart for paying customers. Im surprise they didnt mention it verbally during the keynote.
I read up on this and based on the FAQ on Apple's site, Beats music subscribers will be able to transfer their membership to Apple Music online with their current playlist. You dont lose anything. But it will be a choice. You will have the choice not to migrate over to Apple Music but it wouldnt make sense since you will have the same benefits but with the added benefit of the additional music not found on Beats.
Apple really fought hard to bring the subscription to $7.99 but the music labels pushed back and said that was too low. This price point was not Apple's fault.
IM a paying Spotify user and I will definitely be switching over. I have more music on my iTunes Library than I do with my Spotify one. Also I dont need a 3rd party app to listen to music now. My main reason for switching back to iTunes would be to rely less on third party apps and have access to exclusive tracks and albums not available elsewhere. Apple has the biggest music library than anywhere else.
wubbus wrote: »
That implies that they had to acquire Beats to ultimately offer Apple Music. Not sure that is 100% true. Certainly helped but Apple already had considerable clout in the music space.
paxman wrote: »
Eddy was right on Cue when he talked about the problems of family accounts and sharing accounts. I am in an in-between place and where my iTunes Match library has everything from Hanna Montana to Cuban music Eminem and Radiohead. It is a big mess. The new family ?Music family account sounds great. Not sure about Beats1 but I suspect we will see more channels developing rapidly, with guest artist hosting shows. I also like all the different ways of interacting with the app which suggests it may be a great way to discover new music. I will definitely sign up for the family account and test it for a year.
ericthehalfbee wrote: »
[SIZE=22px]APPLE EFFING KILLED IT WITH APPLE MUSIC.[/SIZE]
The sheer amount of bitching and moaning both here at AI and on blogs everywhere else pretty much confirms it. You guys can keep your inferior competitors while pretending you have something Apple doesn't.
Went to Pandora today (for example) to see what they offer and got a message saying they are no longer able to operate outside of the US, Australia and New Zealand due to licensing. This is what separates Apple from the rest. They have the market position to make the deals necessary to launch this in, what, 100 countries?
crowley wrote: »
Iovine is a very irritating presenter. STOP SHOUTING.
Eddy Cue was a relief, despite the loudness of his shirt.
sirlance99 wrote: »
Please expand on this for me as I guess I don't see it in the way you do. I'm genuinely interested in how this is big.
I don't hear anything about offline listening which is a big reason I pay for Spotify.
"Save for Offline Listening" is one of the membership things. http://www.apple.com/music/membership/
Apparently no music for anyone with an IQ above 95.
Did you miss the "Richard D. James Lp" album cover (Aphex Twin album from 1996) during the presentation?
Having Trent Reznor designing parts of Apple Music in addition to Iovine isn't going to be one of the worst things to have under your belt.
Links, Rogifan, Links! http://www.apple.com/music/membership/
"Save for Offline Listening" is for those who buy the Apple Music Membership.
Unsigned artists can get into Apple Music, in a way that breaks down the walls that have been in the industry for so long. I think that's the reference.
How exactly d'you know this? When I signed up as an artist for Apple Music Connect - it demanded to know who I'm managed by and which label I'm signed to. I wrote my address + contact details + name etc. It was the only way to get on with it.
I'm interested in seeing how long it'll take for them to get back to me about whether I could be a presence on Apple Music Connect.
Hmm.. I was watching the Keynote and it seemed to me that he was mildly bemused that the slide was already showing on the screen when he said it. I didn't get the "hang on, didn't Steve do a revolutionary 3 part slide" -thing at all. Maybe Iovine was so busy 8 years ago that he never watched the iPhone Stevenote.
I didn't like when Lovine showed ...
I'm not trying to pick on you, because others have done it too. His name isn't Lovine, it is an 'I' (capital i) - Iovine.
Siri integration isn't that big of a deal to me. My daily driver is an HTC One M9 so it doesn't mean much unless Apple creates a crippled in App version to just do the music functions which I doubt they would do. Although it will be nice to use on my iPad. But I am excited for Apple Music. Currently a subscriber to Play Music Unlimited. But definitely trying out Apple Music. Especially with Apple's bigger clout in the music industry. They will probably have the largest catalog by next year. I do agree with you on point 2. I really like the idea of one universal music app that can access your local files and the streaming service. I hope the Apple Music Android app has this capability. And I agree with your point 3. I do care about artist as well which is why my streaming service of choice has been Google's service as it has been documented they pay artists more than Spotify and others. But I am really excited to give Apple Music a go. Looks very nice.
No, you're not. I'm all for quality DJ stuffs too.
Ditto, I'm all pumped up for Beats One. Although, if they added Gilles Peterson -- well.. Then that'd be it. Must have.
Man I wish John Peel still lived.