Apple Music Launches

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Apple’s much-discussed music download, streaming and social media service Apple Music has launched. You can start your three-month free trial today.

Jeremy Gordon writes for Pitchfork, an Apple Music partner:

At noon Eastern time today, Beats 1, the in-house radio station, will begin broadcasting 24 hours a day. Beats 1 is co-anchored by Zane Lowe in London, Ebro Darden of Hot 97 in New York, and Julie Adenuga in London. The station's first interview will be with Eminem, as conducted by Lowe.

Beats 1 will also feature shows hosted by musicians and celebrities. Drake, Dr. Dre, St. Vincent, Disclosure, Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Jaden Smith, Elton John, and Pharrell are amongst the initial hosts. It will be free, ad-supported, and available to anyone with an Apple device.

St. Vincent's show, "Mixtape Delivery Service", features Annie Clark creating mixtapes based on notes from fans. Her show will air tonight from 10pm-11pm. Dr. Dre's "The Pharmacy" features mixes as well as commentary from Dre and DJ Pooh. Josh Homme's show is called "Alligator Hour".