Apple Music Launches Today

Apple is to launch Apple Music at 8am Pacific time today, when iOS is updated to version 8.4 (and an iTunes update is available as well). So those in the US will be able to try it out during the day; we in Europe will have to wait until late afternoon or early evening.

I’m not going to hurry to post my thoughts about Apple Music. I want to give it a day to be able to try it out for a while, and understand its interface. So, if you want a first look at it, go read Jim Dalrymple’s article on The Loop. He got a preview yesterday from Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine. The only real negative point I see from Jim’s article is that Apple Music only seems to have heavy metal. (Just kidding, Jim…)

Oh, and I just saw that Christina Warren of Mashable has a first look too. Hers has totally different music. (If she had her way, it we be all Taylor Swift.)

8 thoughts on “Apple Music Launches Today

  1. Really, AC/DC and Taylor Swift (whoever that is)? Limited choice so far. And next you’ll come with a review, all Greatfull Dead or Dylan (Dylan, really…?) [*]. Hmm. Won’t stay up overnight to wait for Apple Music (9PM, June 30 overhear, no traces of it yet).
    Shuffle, shuffle through playlists… here, this will do for today: Kuwayama Kiyoharu & Masayoshi Urabe, “From the abolition port” – not on iTunes!, look for it on Bandcamp [**].

    [*] I kid, yesyes. Dylan is not my glass of Whisky…
    [**] http://intransitive.bandcamp.com/album/from-the-abolition-port

  2. Really, AC/DC and Taylor Swift (whoever that is)? Limited choice so far. And next you’ll come with a review, all Greatfull Dead or Dylan (Dylan, really…?) [*]. Hmm. Won’t stay up overnight to wait for Apple Music (9PM, June 30 overhear, no traces of it yet).
    Shuffle, shuffle through playlists… here, this will do for today: Kuwayama Kiyoharu & Masayoshi Urabe, “From the abolition port” – not on iTunes!, look for it on Bandcamp [**].

    [*] I kid, yesyes. Dylan is not my glass of Whisky…
    [**] http://intransitive.bandcamp.com/album/from-the-abolition-port

  3. iOS 8.4 will be available at 8:00 AM Pacific. Apple Music should be available at that time. Beats 1 Radio will launch an hour later at 9:00.

  4. iOS 8.4 will be available at 8:00 AM Pacific. Apple Music should be available at that time. Beats 1 Radio will launch an hour later at 9:00.

  5. I don’t use iTunes Match and don’t want to. Will activating Apple Music force me into the iTunes Match environment? Maybe address this question in a future blog post …

  6. I don’t use iTunes Match and don’t want to. Will activating Apple Music force me into the iTunes Match environment? Maybe address this question in a future blog post …

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