Young Money’s Drake and singer The Weeknd are officially Team Apple after appearing at the tech company’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference today (June 8).
At the annual event, Drizzy and Weeknd helped introduce Apple’s new streaming service application.
Today at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, the announcement was made that Apple has streamlined its music app to combine streaming, downloads, and radio all in one place. There’s also a social media element, Connect, which was introduced with a presentation by Drake. The Weeknd closed out the presentation by performing a new song, “Can’t Feel My Face”. (Pitchfork)
According to reports, the service will cost interested customers just under ten dollars.
Apple Music will cost $9.99 per month, though it’s free for the first three months. It launches on June 30 on Apple devices, and will be available on Windows and Android this fall.
Apple Music combines the existing iTunes store with access to all of iTunes streaming on demand, with the usual streaming service features, like playlists and recommendations. It also features music videos. (Pitchfork)
Drizzy has also promoted his new situation on Instagram.
Recent reports claimed Drizzy and producer Pharrell Williams would team up with Apple for a business partnership.
Apple’s revamped music service — expected to be unveiled during Apple’s 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference next week (June 8-12) — has at least two confirmed faces: Drake and Pharrell Williams, according to multiple sources familiar with negotiations. Spokespeople for Apple, Drake and Williams declined comment, though one knowledgeable source shot down the Post’s claims that Drake would be paid $19 million for the deal: “Apple doesn’t normally pay artists for those types of collaborations,” the source explained. (Billboard)