What Apple Music Fans Need to Know to Sign Up June 30

 
 
By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2015-06-29
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    What Apple Music Fans Need to Know to Sign Up June 30

    by Todd R. Weiss
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    2 - Inside Apple Music
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    Inside Apple Music

    Apple Music will put the entire Apple Music catalog of some 30 million songs at the fingertips of subscribers. A user's existing music tracks, whether purchased from the iTunes Store or ripped from CDs, will live in one place on their devices alongside the Apple Music catalog. Here is a screen shot image of a user's account, highlighting newly added tracks.
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    3 - How Apple Music Organizes Your Music
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    How Apple Music Organizes Your Music

    With an Apple Music membership, a user's entire library lives in Apple's iCloud. The service automatically compares every track in a user's music collection to Apple's music library and can play it from the iCloud if Apple has a copy. If the music is not in Apple's catalog, it is uploaded from iTunes on a user's Mac or PC so it won't take up space on a user's devices.
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    4 - Built-In Intelligent Search to Find Your Music
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    Built-In Intelligent Search to Find Your Music

    Apple Music uses an intelligent search engine to help users find the music they are seeking. It remembers whether users are looking in their local music library or in the Apple Music library, so they get results from the place they expect. Users can also browse music they've previously looked for, and they can see what searches are trending.
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    5 - Easily Add Music to Your Collection
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    Easily Add Music to Your Collection

    Apple Music members can easily add tracks, albums or videos from the Apple Music library once they find it in search. Members can then also create personalized playlists from music they've added to their collections. Music can also be saved for offline listening on the road. Users can post your favorites to Facebook, Twitter or Messages.
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    6 - Teach Apple Music Your Music Preferences
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    Teach Apple Music Your Music Preferences

    When users tell Apple Music about the kinds of music they enjoy, the service "learns" those preferences and provides additional suggestions based on that information. Users can inform Apple Music about music genres and bands they prefer, as well as the ones they don't like, to help build future recommendations. Tap the artist icons (pictured) to train Apple Music.
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    7 - There's Also Music Curated by Experts
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    There's Also Music Curated by Experts

    A key new feature of Apple Music is that experts around world will curate the music and help create perfect playlists for users based on their preferences. A special "For You" section in Apple Music brings those selections together. The expert curators include "Rolling Stone" magazine, "XXL" magazine, Pitchfork, The Grand Ole Opry and others.
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    8 - Apple Music Includes Beats 1 Radio
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    Apple Music Includes Beats 1 Radio

    The new online Beats 1 live radio streaming service will include on-air personalities spinning songs and exploring new music with listeners. The 24/7 Beats 1 streaming radio show will be led by influential DJs Zane Lowe in Los Angeles, Ebro Darden in New York and Julie Adenuga in London, with the programming broadcast around the globe at the same time.  
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    9 - Listen Now on Macs, iOS, Windows Devices
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    Listen Now on Macs, iOS, Windows Devices

    Apple Music will initially be available to Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod users once they upgrade to the latest iOS 8.4 operating system, as well as to Windows users of iTunes. By the fall, it will also be available to Apple TV and Android users. Apple Watch users can access the service as well. Members can use the service on any or all of these devices under their membership.
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    10 - Learn About Your Favorite Artists With Connect
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    Learn About Your Favorite Artists With Connect

    The Connect feature in Apple Music lets artists and fans communicate with one another directly in Apple Music. Through Connect, artists can share on-the-road experiences, lyrics, backstage photos and videos or release their latest songs directly to fans from an iPhone, while fans can comment or interact with artists through social media platforms.
 

The new Apple Music streaming music service launches June 30, joining the iTunes store to give music lovers a new way to find a huge catalog of music in one place. Apple Music will cost $9.99 per month after a free 90-day trial, or six family members can share a membership for $14.99 per month. The service will initially be available to Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod users once they upgrade to the latest iOS 8.4 operating system (which includes Apple Music integration), as well as to Windows users of iTunes. By the fall, it will be available to Apple TV and Android users. The iOS 8.4 updates will be available for free downloads starting at 11 a.m. EDT June 30. To sign up for the free trials, users must update their iOS devices to the latest OS and launch Music, while Mac and Windows users must update to the latest versions of iTunes. Apple Watch users must get updates from a paired iPhone to use Apple Music. Users of Apple's existing Beats music service can move their Beats subscription over to Apple Music and save their existing playlists. Here's what you need to know about Apple Music.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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