It’s not just headphones anymore, Beats Music announced it will be launching a new music streaming subscription service on January 21st. The service was developed by Jimmy Iovine along with Dr. Dre, Beats Electronics president Luke Wood and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor.
What separates Beats Music from music-subscription competitors like Spotify, Pandora and YouTube is its focus on curation, which involves real people recommending songs in real time.
The service will offer a catalog of more than 20 million songs, fully licensed from all major and independent labels. A subscription to the service will cost $9.99 a month, but Beats Music is offering a free trial for the launch. The service will be available on iOS, Android and Windows phones as well as through the web.
Trent Reznor said:
“Beats Music is based on the belief that all music has value and this concept was instilled in every step of its development. We want it to be just as meaningful for artists as it is for fans. We’re committed to providing revenue to artists, while helping to strengthen the connection with their fans.”