As of Tuesday morning’s Apple iOS 8.4 upgrade, Apple Music–Apple’s relaunch of Beats Music–went live to the world.
The service is free for three months when users sign up, but after that, Apple Music will cost $9.99 a month. There’s also a “family deal” that allows up to six family members to sign up under one account for a total of $14.99 a month. Available through all iOS devices, PCs through a desktop app bundled with iTunes, and on Android devices in the fall, it’s an ambitious step forward into the future of music for Apple.
Aside from gaining access to previously unavailable streaming content like Dr. Dre’s album The Chronic and Taylor Swift’s 1989, Beats 1 Radio launched as well. Former BBC Radio 1 presenter Zane Lowe took to the air and exclusively premiered (for Lowe’s first Apple Music premiere) none other than Los Angeles-based soul crooner and future bass producer Gallant’s (pictured) latest single Weight In Gold. Bluesy guitar licks, thick breaks, and a sly synth sliding into the mix make for quite the impressive production in what is a continuing series of them from the fast-rising name.