Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, adds that the first three months will be free.
Cue says Apple Music will launch in more than 100 countries at the end of the month with a software update. He says it is also coming to Android devices in the fall.
He showed off some features, including the app’s integration with Siri, Apple’s voice activated assistant at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco Monday.
Siri took requests like “Play the song from ‘Selma,'” “Play the top song from May 1982,” and “Play the Top 10 songs in alternative.”Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of Beats Electronics, is introducing Apple Music, an app that combines a 24-hour, seven-day live radio station called “Beats 1” with an on-demand music streaming service.
“Beats 1,” led by former BBC host Zane Lowe, will be broadcast live out of Los Angeles, New York and London.
The app will also give artists a forum called “Connect” to allow them to interact with fans by releasing demos, playlists, soundbites, videos and songs.
Iovine says the app brings together elements of the music world that are confusing and currently spread across many apps. He introduced it Monday at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.