Apple Music Launches in South Korea

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Two days after Apple Music launched in Israel, the service has launched in South Korea, the Cupertino company announced today. The launch comes over a year after the service simultaneously launched in 110 countries.

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Apple Music's standard 3-month free trial is also available to Korean users. After the trial, users can sign up for either $7.99 a month individual plans or $11.99 a month family plans. The pricing puts it in line with popular Korean music streaming service MelOn.

In June, it was reported that Apple was preparing to launch Apple Music in Korea, with an official from the music copyright association confirming that contract negotiations with Apple had been completed. Previously, Apple had a difficult time navigating the strict copyright laws in the country and agreeing to deals with various rights groups during past attempts to introduce its streaming service within Korea.

Apple Music is currently available in over 100 countries from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, North and South America and more.

Top Rated Comments

MH01 Avatar
56 months ago
Apple Music has united north and South Korea ??? Wow!!
[doublepost=1470360166][/doublepost]Okay , just saw the tweet. Someone at Apple needs to learn basic geography/history , the flag they posted on the tweet is South Korea, as expected. Apple Music has not launched in korea which remains divided since 1945.

MR might want to correct this .
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PowerBook-G5 Avatar
56 months ago
Kim Jong-Un is going to be rocking out to some sweet, sweet music now . . .

cause baby you're a fiiiirrewooorrkkk, as you shoot across the skkkyyyy
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wesley96 Avatar
56 months ago
As a (South) Korean, I have no qualms with this because it implies that Apple supports the notion of the South Korean government being the only legitimate power ruling the Korean Peninsula. ;)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
emm386 Avatar
56 months ago
I absolutely LOVE North Korea! Nice move, Apple!!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
YegorH Avatar
56 months ago
Which Korea? No... seriously.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
1applerules1 Avatar
56 months ago
Now Kim can rock out to Britney Spears while he destroys America
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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