Today at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, Drake announced that he plans to release his upcoming album through Apple Music’s “Connect” feature. The new streaming service, Apple Music, will bring music downloads, streaming radio, and a streaming music service into one single app. The service will cost you $9.99 a month or $14.99 for a family plan of up to 6 people. You also get a free 3-month trial to test out the service. Apple music will be available as soon as June 30th and for Android users you can expect to join in during the fall.
The “Connect” feature will allow artists to upload music,messages, and photos that can all be shared with fans. In a sense, Connect will be like a blog fans can subscribe to and comment on what’s posted.
“Instead of having to post your stuff on these different and sometimes confusing places, it’s all in one place: Connect.” -Drake
Although Apple is a little late to the music streaming game, which is due to Steve Jobs’ doubt that music subscription services could work, we think they may be on to something. Getting Drake onboard and having The Weeknd perform a brand new track at their conference sure does make us interested. Learn more about Apple Music here.