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The first station is called BeatsOne and will be available in 100 countries. It's going to be playing tunes round the clock and will be anchored by three DJs: Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden, and Julie Adenuga. Subscribers can skip as many tracks as they like. Apple's Eddie Cue says that the music it recommends to you "isn't just algorithms, it's recommendations made by our team of experts." This is pretty much the same pitch that Beats made when it launched.
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There is some cool Siri integration. You can ask it to play a particular artist or track. You can also give it a more general query, like "play the top track from the summer of 1982," or whatever year you happened to have graduated from high school.
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The pitch repeated during the event was about simplicity and unity. "Apple Music is really going to move the needle for fans and artists," said Jimmy Iovine, the record executive and founder of Beats who is now helping to lead Apple's charge into music. "Online music has become a complicated mess of apps, services, and websites. Apple Music brings the best features together for an experience every music lover will appreciate."