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Recording artist Drake speaks about Apple Music during the Apple WWDC15 in San Francisco on Monday. Photo: Getty Images
Recording artist Drake speaks about Apple Music during the Apple WWDC15 in San Francisco on Monday. Photo: Getty Images

WWDC15: Apple unveils new music streaming service

Apple Music will also be available on Android and Windows at $9.99 a month, starting 30 June

San Francisco: Apple Inc. showed off a new music streaming service that will give users access to an inventory of songs for $10 a month.

Apple Music will also be available on Google Inc.’s Android and Microsoft Corp.’s Windows mobile operating system at $9.99 a month, starting 30 June, with free subscription for the first six months.

Apple Music will be available with 30 million songs, Jimmy Lovine, who joined Apple when the company bought Beats Electronics, said Monday at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco.

The new service is aimed at bolstering Apple’s efforts at a time when the music industry’s revenue from streaming is on pace to exceed sales from downloads, according to MusicWatch. Apple Music includes

Though Apple remains the largest music retailer in the world, its place as an industry tastemaker is being challenged. Spotify has more than 60 million users -- with a quarter of them buying the $9.99-a-month ad-free subscription, while music is the most popular genre on YouTube’s video service, which attracts more than 1 billion users a month.

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