Many were the rumors that Apple was working on a music service in streaming , just today the American newspaper Wall Street Journal has published that Apple will show at WWDC 2015 its music service in streaming and will be called Apple Music. This has not been the only thing that the report has revealed, they have also stated that the service will cost 10 dollars a month so it would be in direct competition with large platforms such as Spotify. This price will no doubt make many people pay for this service preferring to pay 10 dollars for a month of unlimited music than for a record.
The service will also have a free version with advertising and radio channels programmed and presented by humans. The apple company’s goal is to reach its 800 million users on iTunes on the assumption that its platform is already installed on a large number of computers.
It remains to be seen if Apple decides to release an official application for other platforms such as Android since so far has not released any software for this operating system as it has done with Windows with Safari, iCloud, Quicktime and iTunes, although it should since most users listen to music outside their homes.
Apple already has closed contracts with Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music, three of the largest companies in the music industry and its official launch is expected to be in June of this year although it may be delayed until August to close more deals. For now, we don’t know if this release will be only in the United States or if it will be a global one. What is clear is that Apple has been stepping up in the music world in streaming and has the means to establish itself as the number one.