“Trent Reznor understands unhappiness. He’s sung about his personal feelings on Nine Inch Nails records and dealt with his dissatisfaction with the music business behind the scenes. After spending years on a major label for most of his career, he felt stifled,” Kork Grow reports for Rolling Stone. “‘I tried a bunch of different things that had varying degrees of success and failure, but all of them, in the end, felt like stunts to me,’ he tells Rolling Stone. ‘So my own travels led me to think that subscription [streaming], if it was done right, really would be the best experience for music fans. But my experience with existing services left me feeling a little lacking.'”
“Now Reznor is taking his own stab at a streaming service, with an eye toward connecting with fans, with Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio,” Grow reports. “Beats 1, which launches today, features shows by former BBC Radio host Zane Lowe and celebrities including Dr. Dre, Elton John and Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, among others. It’s a way, he says, to make music discovery in the era of streaming more accessible.”
I think having access to all the music in the world is great, but it then starts to place a burden on what the experience is like navigating through, now that you have access to everything. I think that naturally places the burden on having an experience be great. I want that feeling of walking into an independent record shop, if there are still any that exist, like Amoeba [Records], and being delighted by the choices and the way music is presented to you with love and care. It’s exciting. And you leave with stuff you wouldn’t have dreamed you wanted and you’re excited to listen and share it and experience it. — Trent Reznor
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MacDailyNews Note: We expect Apple Music to arrive around 8am PDT / 11am EDT with the release of iOS 8.4 and the Beats 1 to go “on the air” an hour later at 9am PDT / 12 noon EDT.
Apple Music arrives on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (via iOS 8.4 update), Mac or Windows PC (via iTunes update). Apple Music is coming to Apple TV and Android this fall.
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