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Apple Launches Worldwide Beats1 Streaming Radio Station

Beats1 Apple Music Beats 1 Zane Lowe Ebro Darden iTunesAs part of the launch of its new Apple Music streaming music service, Apple is debuting “Beats1” as a 24/7 live worldwide streaming station.

Broadcasting from studios in London, Los Angeles, and New York the station will focus on music discovery hosted by “real music fans” and artists. The new service will be led by Zane Lowe, who exited his night show at BBC Radio 1 earlier this year to relocate to Los Angeles with Apple. Also mentioned as part of the channel is Ebro Darden, morning host at Emmis Rhythmic CHR “Hot 97” WQHT New York and London based Julie Adenuga.

While the Apple Music service will be $9.99 per month after a three month free trial, Beats1 will be offered for free. It will debut on iOS devices on June 30 and on Android and Windows devices later this year.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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  1. Profile photo of anonymouscoward


    And yet one still can’t easily drag and drop music files into an IPod……god damn it Apple……..

    • Profile photo of jimh


      which is what makes an ordinary mp3 player easier to deal with than an Ipod. For one’s (newer) car, just a simple thumbdrive. And in the case of the mp3 player/thumbdrive, you’re listening to YOUR music, not theirs

      • Profile photo of anonymouscoward


        If I could end up getting a mp3 player as durable as the 3rd gen IPod Touch minus being locked into ITunes I’d be content.

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