CNBC's Business News host Dominic Chu interviewed Michael Andronico, Asssociate Editor of Tom's Guide, about his take on what to expect from Apple Music today. Other reviews are now beginning pouring in, with notables from The Loop's Jim Dalrymple, and the famous Walt Mossberg.
You might also want to check out the Rolling Stone article interviewing Trent Reznor who is now taking his own stab at a streaming service, with an eye toward connecting with fans, with Apple Music's Beats 1 radio.
The singer previously served as the Chief Creative Officer of Beats Music, an extension of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's headphones company and, after Apple acquired that company last year, he stayed on to help design its new radio platform. Beats 1, which launches today, features shows by former BBC Radio host Zane Lowe and celebrities including Dr. Dre, Elton John and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, among others. It's a way, he says, to make music discovery in the era of streaming more accessible.
Later in the interview, Reznor told Rolling Stone that "When the service goes live, the first thing I've put up on Connect is something I couldn't have done or wouldn't have done anywhere else, which is the entire album The Fragile as an instrumental-outtakes compilation that plays like a regular album but sounds very different without my voice in the way. And there's different arrangements to certain songs and oddly that makes for a different, complementary music experience. So that'll be there as soon as you download the app, you'll see that in, on my Connect page."