Beats Music subscribers making the switch to Apple Music may be concerned about what happens to any unused balance on their account. This balance will not be lost, it will be transferred into an iTunes credit for the same amount.
Taylor Swift has forced Apple to change its policy on how it will pay artists for its upcoming music streaming service by penning a Tumblr post titled, "To Apple, Love Taylor." In the letter Swift explains why she withheld her album, 1989, from Apple Music. Swift said she found it "shocking," "disappointing," and completely unlike Apple not to pay writers, producers and artists for songs played during a user's free 90-day-trial of Apple Music.
Users with a paid subscription can save songs for offline listening through Apple Music, but not all tracks are available for this feature. You can see a complete list of Apple Music membership features here. They include unlimited skips, "expert" music recommendations and more.
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Apple has released a checklist highlighting all the perks of an Apple Music membership. The music streaming service will be available starting on June 30th. A single member plan is $9.99/month and a family plan is $14.99/month for up to 6 people. The first three months of Apple Music are free when you sign up.
Many features of Apple Music are free, including listening to streaming radio stations and viewing artist feeds on Connect. Listeners looking for premium features, such as unlimited access to the Apple Music library or offline listening will need to pay for a membership. Apple Music subscription prices are listed below: