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Apple is killing its Beats Music streaming service. It all kicks off the end of the month, when Tim’s crew want you to be on Apple Music.
Did y’all think Tim’a let his dough freeze? Oh please.
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Richard Lawler mourns in anticipation:
Now that Apple Music is firmly in place…it’s time for Beats Music to go.
[It’s] a little over a year after Apple completed its acquisition of the music company. MORE
Stephanie Mlot’s calendar says something slightly different:
Apple is officially shuttering the streaming service 18 months after acquiring it…for $ 3 billion.
Apple Music has since racked up more than 6.5 million paying customers. MORE
Steven “meta” Musil thinks about Apple digesting Beats:
On November 30…all Beats subscriptions will be canceled. … Apple is encouraging subscribers to migrate…to Apple Music.
Apple did not respond to a request for comment. MORE
Is this bad news? Or good? Neal Ungerleider knows:
Well, Beats Music, it was good knowing you.
This isn’t too surprising. [Apple Music is] a late, but competitive entry to a listening landscape littered with the likes of Spotify, Pandora, and Google Play. MORE
Romain Dillet agrees:
It was bound to happen, now that Apple Music is available on Android.
Apple waited for the Android release before actually shutting [it] down…for Android users who were using Beats Music. MORE
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