It’s almost a sure bet that Apple will be presenting next week its plans in the field of music streaming announcing the rumored Apple Music, service many sources point as a strong competitor to Spotify who currently dominates the market.
But now a week after Tim Cook takes the stage and opens the WWDC 2015, the Wall Street Journal confirms the information that we have been reading some months ago, and that according to their sources Apple Music is real, it will be presented the following Monday and Spotify battle will be present as Apple’s new service will cost $ 10 a month, yes, like Spotify.
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According to the newspaper report, the streaming music service Apple will have a free version with ads and radio channels programmed and introduced by humans, and this is where the BBC hires come as well as the latest information David Guetta, Pharrell Williams and Drake will also have their own radio station.
Apple’s strategy for the new service is ready to take over 800 million iTunes users and cannibalizing album sales, since certain section of users prefer to pay $ 10 for a monthly subscription, for an album. Those companies Apple is going and making use of their presence in most of the computers.
It has also been reported that Apple already has closed contracts with three of the largest companies, Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music, which is something that said first leaks that could cause delays in the release. Apple is aware of this and if for Monday have not managed to close new negotiations, the launch will be delayed until August because the idea is to launch by the end of June and in several countries.