What’s next for Apple Music and Beats 1: Original content, revamped apps, more Beats, live events & much more

Now at 20 million paid subscribers, what’s subsequent for Apple Music and Beats 1? Whereas foremost updates for the service might not be anticipated until iOS 11 with a possible unveiling at Apple’s WWDC event in June, Apple has just some points deliberate sooner than that and we now have some hints about what to anticipate eventually.

Apple’s first genuine content material materials starting with TV displays will launch on Apple Music subsequent month, an enlargement for Beats 1 is throughout the works, and tweaks to the Apple Music app to raised highlight video content material materials are incoming. Head beneath for our take a look at what’s subsequent for Apple Music and Beats 1:

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Genuine Content material materials

Apple has already given us a mode of what’s to return for Apple Music with a sneak peek at genuine content material materials it has deliberate for the service. It has however to make the affords it should launch a video streaming service, and which means for now its genuine content material materials method is specializing in Apple Music. It may all start subsequent month when its first genuine content material materials debuts for Apple Music subscribers.

Apple already launched and launched trailers for its first two genuine TV current assortment, Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps, they normally give us some clues at what’s coming…

All through an interview remaining month unveiling particulars in regards to the new Planet of the Apps current, the producer talked about plans for a standalone app of sorts for the current that can allow for interactive content material materials for followers to transcend the weekly linear episodes (throughout the video beneath).

“what it’s also going to be is an app…how do you take all of this incredible content and this deep educational immersive experience we have within the show and go into different elements of it for longer and have parts of the show be controlled by the consumer watching it not just in its linear representation.”

Apple’s Eddy Cue added to that comment, hinting that “there’s a lot of things that we shoot that don’t end up on air in a linear format, and if you want to go deeper on developer… particular thing that’s happening, we can do that.”

That suggests that Apple Music’s genuine content material materials may moreover keep in apps outdoor of Apple Music, and doubtless have choices previous merely watching the current whether or not or not throughout the Apple Music app or elsewhere. Full particulars have been clearly being saved for an official launch, however it seems like Apple has further up its sleeve than merely delivering a weekly episode in video format.

As for the route of Apple’s genuine content material materials itself, it’s a bit unclear with these first two displays. The tie-in with Apple Music for Carpool Karaoke is clear: well-liked musicians performing karaoke all through what’s in every other case mainly an interview inside a shifting automotive. The reference to Planet of the Apps— a actuality contest current the place app builders compete for funding and App Retailer placement— is way much less obvious. Nevertheless what is obvious is that Apple Music genuine content material materials gained’t be restricted to displays actually about or related to music. In several phrases, Apple Music is about to be a complete lot further than merely music, for larger or for worse relying in your view-point on the subject. Carpool Karaoke will launch first subsequent month and Planet of the Apps sometime this spring.

And the distinctive content material materials positively gained’t stop there. A report once more in January sooner than Apple’s unveiling of the model new TV assortment well-known that the company was concerned in every scripted tv shows and possibly original movies. Dr. Dre may also be said to be developing an original series for Apple Music.

App redesign w/ TV & Movement photos half

One issue we do know is Apple may have a model new “TV & Movies” half constructed into the Apple Music app, potential subsequent month when the model new displays start to launch, not lower than on iOS. This was leaked throughout the second clip for the Carpool Karaoke assortment remaining month (pictured above).

Thus far the Apple Music app merely has a neglected Films half buried contained in the Browse tab, so this variation affords hope that Apple might be revamping the presence of video throughout the app alongside the model new displays. Add throughout the app plans the company hinted at for Planet of the Apps and it seems like we now have some new app choices and doubtless a redesign incoming.

Additional Beats, Keep events

Beats 1 has spent the ultimate yr debuting quite a few new content material materials from high-profile artists, and whereas Apple hasn’t launched specifics on what variety of of its 20 million subscribers are actually listening to the 24/7 radio station, it looks as if Beats is correct right here to stay as a result of the face of keep music content material materials inside Apple Music. And there’s further on the easiest way…

Correct now we now have the 24/7 Beats 1 radio stream with a rising guidelines of celeb customer displays and keep content material materials. What’s subsequent for Beats 1? Successfully perhaps Beats 2, three, 4, and so forth. That, according Apple Music’s creative director Zane Lowe, is an idea the workforce is rising.

Beats 1 set up shop this year at SXSW and did keep broadcasts with interviews and performances, nonetheless what variety of Apple Music subscribers obtained to see the displays? Solely a lucky few (largely journalists) in attendance. The keep live performance occasions it held with The Chainsmokers, Vince Staples and others have been nowhere to be current in Apple Music, and that’s a shame.

Beats 1 has a ton of good content material materials every week however it’s buried throughout the app and largely solely promoted on social channels. It’s now in groove having developed the format, nonetheless now Beats 1 needs a revamp and Apple desires a choice to larger promote keep content material materials contained in the app. Fortuitously it looks as if that’s throughout the plans as a result of Apple’s totally different genuine content material materials plans and the model new TV displays & Movement photos half.

Apple’s subsequent foremost event for Apple Music might very properly be the Apple Music Festival, remaining held in London in September and accessible to remain stream free for all subscribers.

Distinctive content material materials

Apple has made it clear that part of its method with Apple Music is to assist artists in creating good content material materials. Typically which means it’s had a hand in producing content material materials in a way or one different, and that content material materials usually ends up benefiting Apple by turning into an distinctive launch on Apple Music for a time-frame.

Apple reportedly gave Chance the Rapper $500,000 for distinctive rights to his latest launch for two weeks. Drake’s latest project broke the Apple Music record w/ 89.9M streams in 24 hours, besting Spotify by 30M. So you can depend on the warfare for exclusives between the streaming music suppliers to proceed, and Apple to get way more aggressive as a result of it ties-in its efforts with genuine content material materials.

WWDC 2017

After the updates subsequent month with the model new genuine content material materials and accompanying app updates, we may have our eyes on WWDC in June. It’s going to be the place Apple affords us our first glimpse at what’s to return in iOS 11, and that will additionally positively indicate some enhancements for Apple Music throughout the course of.

It may even be primetime for updates to Apple TV and totally different platforms, so if Apple has plans for revamped apps and possibly bringing the model new Apple Music genuine content material materials to its TV app (as a result of it inevitably expands it to further worldwide places outdoor the US), that may be the time to do it.

It can even be a extremely excellent venue to make a splash with Planet of the Apps, and if the current debuts throughout the spring as a linear episodic assortment as deliberate, it should nonetheless be working and in full swing all through WWDC.