Beats to Launch Beats Music iOS App Within the Next Few Months

Monday October 7, 2013 10:58 AM PDT by Juli Clover
jimmy-iovine-crop-324x285Beats will launch its Beats Music service in the United States within the next couple of months, reports The Next Web. The service will be available via the web and an iOS app, directly competing with other available music services like Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, and Apple's newly released iTunes Radio.

According to Beats COO and president Luke Wood, Beats Music will focus on both content curation and playlists, with Beats hiring employees to create playlists based on artists, activities, and moods. iTunes Radio is also heavily curated.
"We’re going to focus really heavily on playlists, because that’s how we consume music and that’s how most people consume music."

"We’re talking about real depth of personalization and knowing who I am, who you are, what we’re listening to, what we like, what we’ve listened to before and then offering up music that is highly relevant to our taste profile."
Prior to the launch of both Beats Music and iTunes Radio, Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine met with Apple executives to discuss its music subscription service, called "Project Daisy" at the time.

While Apple CEO Tim Cook and SVP of Internet Services Eddy Cue expressed interest in Beats’ model and rollout plans, no deal emerged between the two companies. Despite that, Apple and Beats maintain a close relationship, with Apple retail stores offering Beats products and using Beats by Dre headphones to demo iPods and other products.

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Posted: 15 months ago
throw beats in the trash
Rating: 17 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago
More fool the people that buy anything branded as 'Beats'.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago
Great, a crappy app to go with their over-priced crappy hardware.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago
Oh boy. The definitive name in music is coming out with a competing music service. How exciting.

/s
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago
Bears, Beets, Battlestar Gallactica
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago

Annoying pop music? No thanks, I will save my money and spend it on iTunes Radio or Spotify.


Get over yourself dude.

Last time I checked (a few minutes ago actually) iTunes (and iTunes radio) also carried its fair share of 'annoying pop music'. It is a store-they can carry whatever sells.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago
Annoying pop music? No thanks, I will save my money and spend it on iTunes Radio or Spotify.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago

Beats bought MOG, probably the best of the music streaming services, about a year ago. I expect this will be a very competitive service if they keep the core technology and library MOG built.


I came here to say this. MOG failed to get the mindshare of Spotify, etc., but it's a superior product. I have no love for the Beats brand, but if it helps MOG prosper it's a good thing.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago
Pandora
Spotify
iTunes Radio
Rdio
Beats
Etc.

This is going to be a very confusing era for new music lovers.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 15 months ago

Annoying pop music? No thanks, I will save my money and spend it on iTunes Radio or Spotify.


If this is the supposed 'Project Daisy' then I'm pretty sure I remember Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails, How to Destroy Angels, The Social Network OST etc..) playing a pivotal role in the creation of the service. So I highly doubt it'll focus on just annoying pop music.
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