“Apple’s upcoming Beats-based streaming music service will likely be named ‘Apple Music’ and will have deep social networking integration for artists, according to industry sources briefed on the plans for the new service,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.

“Taking a page out of the discontinued iTunes Ping feature from earlier this decade, the service will allow artists to have their own pages within the streaming music service that they can use to post track samples, photos, videos, and concert updates,” Gurman reports. “Artists will also be able to share the content of other artists in an effort of cross-promotion.”

Gurman reports, “Artists Activity will be a core feature of the “Apple Music” streaming service, but users will actually be able to disable it in the Restrictions Settings panel in iOS 8.4.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, it’s a bit better thought-out than Ping.