Beats 1 radio station will launch on June 30
Apple Music have announced a list of artists set to host shows on their forthcoming Beat 1 radio station.
Apple announced their new streaming service at its developers’ conference in San Francisco earlier this month (June 8). The features of Apple Music will include on-demand streaming, social networking that allows artists to connect with their fans and the aforementioned 24/7 radio station. The service will launch on June 30, as will Beats 1.
It had already been announced that Zane Lowe will host a show on the station, having left Radio 1 to join the company.
Now, Apple have confirmed that the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Pharrell Williams, Drake, Dr. Dre, St Vincent, Disclosure, Elton John and Will Smith’s son, Jaden Smith, will host shows on the station.
Earlier today, it was revealed that Zane Lowe’s first guest on his show will be rapper Eminem.
Apple Music recently attracted criticism for its policy of not paying musicians, producers, songwriters or rights holders during a three-month free trial offered to listeners. The company later made a U-turn on its royalty scheme following an open letter from Taylor Swift, confirming that it will be now be compensating artists during the trial.