Apple Renames 'Beats 1' to 'Apple Music 1' and Launches Two More Radio Stations

Apple today announced that it has renamed its Beats 1 radio station to Apple Music 1. The radio station can be accessed through the Radio tab in the Music app across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other devices, with no Apple Music subscription required.

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Launched in 2015, the newly renamed Apple Music 1 is a 24-hour live radio station broadcast by Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden, and other DJs out of studios in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and London. Apple describes the station as "the center for pop culture conversation and artist-led programming, and the global destination for artists from around the world to release new music, break news, and speak directly to their fans."

Apple also announced that it is launching two additional live radio stations. "Apple Music Hits" will play popular songs from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, while "Apple Music Country" will spotlight country music.

Top Rated Comments

Marbles1 Avatar
48 months ago
Finally some escape from the endless Rnb/hiphop/grime.

But Apple Music 1 is a pretty lame name for a radio station.

I love country so will be interesting to listen to their live country channel.

Classical music next please..!
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipedro Avatar
48 months ago
Finally! I had been calling for this for years. Beats 1 was a good idea in principle but the entire world does not have the same musical taste. Whenever I’d think to give Beats 1 another chance, invariably it’d be either Trap or Grime, depending on whether the DJ was in the US or UK.

I had been hoping for more stations in world capitals to get a better cross section of the world‘s musical preferences (Beats Toronto, Beats Rio, Beats Tokyo, etc) but new stations by genre works too.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Marbles1 Avatar
48 months ago

Indeed, Apple Music is already so generic as could be. Then why not keep the generic trend and call it Apple Radio 1, I mean...
Apple Music Radio Pro?

For the pro-listener.... ;)
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OlliFlamme Avatar
48 months ago

Apple Music 1 is a pretty lame name for a radio station.
Indeed, Apple Music is already so generic as could be. Then why not keep the generic trend and call it Apple Radio 1, I mean...
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mnsportsgeek Avatar
48 months ago
Hopefully the hits station is a good balance and not just all the top hip hop/rap songs.

I used to consider myself a hip-hop fan but I must be getting old because I just don’t like the new stuff coming out.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gaximus Avatar
48 months ago
I need a rock station. I can’t stand most pop music (there are a few guilty pleasure songs). Modern country is just pop music with a twang.(I like old country)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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