Apple Music & iTunes

Apple Music is a music streaming service developed by Apple Inc. that allows users to stream and download millions of songs and playlists, as well as access to live radio stations and exclusive content. It was launched on June 30, 2015, as a subscription-based music streaming service and is available on various Apple devices, including iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watch.

Being on Apple Music can be beneficial for musicians, as it allows them to reach a wide audience and potentially gain new fans. It also provides an additional revenue stream through streaming royalties and potential playlist placements.

Apple Music's history can be traced back to Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics in 2014, which included the music streaming service Beats Music. Apple used the technology and resources from Beats Music to develop Apple Music, which was launched a year later. Apple Music initially offered a three-month free trial, which helped to attract millions of subscribers in its first few months.

Apple Music has since become a significant player in the music streaming industry, with over 72 million subscribers worldwide as of June 2021. It has also been known for its exclusive content, such as album releases and documentaries, as well as its live radio station, Beats 1 (now known as Apple Music 1), which features popular DJs and interviews with musicians.

Apple Music and iTunes are not the same service, although they are related. iTunes was initially launched in 2001 as a media player and library application for Mac computers, and later expanded to Windows computers and mobile devices. It allowed users to purchase and download music, movies, and other media content. However, with the launch of Apple Music, iTunes became the media management application for the service. Users can still purchase and download music through iTunes, but Apple Music offers a subscription-based streaming service as an alternative.

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