Dr. Dre has created a monster with his Beats By Dre headphones and he continues to keep expanding his empire by creating a Beats Music streaming service. There has been plenty of anticipation leading up to the release of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s Beats Music streaming service, but there will be no more waiting as it has finally arrived for purchase today.
The service is just under ten dollars a month, and Apple users are able to get their hands on the new music streaming service today.
The service, which is a competitor to streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, costs $9.99 a month for access to a collection of 20 million songs. The service will be available for Android users, but the app hasn’t launched within the Google Play Store just yet. The love child of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Beats Music (formerly known as Daisy) is attempting to differentiate itself from the handful of other streaming services out there by letting its users discover tracks on their own, with the user only picking out their favorite genres of music as a starting point. Beats’ launch was beaten by a day by Baboom, Kim Dotcom’s new service which went live yesterday with an electropop album from the founder of Mega and Megaupload himself. (Complex)
Earlier this month “Beats Music” release date for the service was revealed on the internet to the public.
”Trent Reznor and Jimmy Iovine’s streaming music service is nearly here. On January 21st, Beats Music will arrive on iOS, Android, Windows, and the web for a $9.99 monthly subscription. The service, originally known as Daisy, uses a combination of algorithms and human curation to suggest songs, and claims to have a staff of music experts “hand-selecting your playlists while you stream.” The company’s betting that curation will set Beats Music apart from the music streaming competition, like Spotify and Rdio, and it’s not alone in that bet — as rumored, AT&T has an exclusive partnership with Beats Music for a special $14.99 a month family plan.” (The Verge)