What Makes Apple Music So Special?

Yesterday, amongst a slew of other major announcements, Apple finally revealed plans to launch their own subscription service, Apple Music, later this year (June 30). The new platform is the biggest potential competitor to challenge the reign of Spotify in some time, and the offerings made known at yesterday’s event certainly gave us a reason to give a damn. In addition to offering a competing cost structure ($9.99 for individuals, $14.99 for a families), Apple’s subscription service also offers other promising features, including the ability to store music for offline listening. Here’s a complete rundown of free and paid features, as outlined by Apple:


To further explain how offline listening works, Apple added this message to the site outlining their plans for the new platform:

As an Apple Music member you can add anything from the Apple Music library — a song, an album or a video — to your collection. And that’s just the warm-up act. From there you can create the perfect playlist from anything you’ve added. You can save it for offline listening and take it on the road.

The wise minds at 9 to 5 Mac have an in-depth rundown of the new service and what, if any, advantages it has over the competition. Click here to learn more.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.