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Beats Music (Formerly Daisy) To Launch In The U.S. In January

The so-called game changing streaming music service that has involvement from Beats Electronics, Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor, Dr. Dre and more is due to launch in the U.S.A. next month. Previously known as Daisy the service has been rebranded Beats Music and is expected to focus more on personalization and curation to help expose listeners to new music relevant to their own interests.

The service’s CEO Ian Rogers announced the news below with Reznor himself confirming it:

“If you’ve spent any time around me in the past six months you’ve surely seen me buried in my phone making playlists, poking, prodding, and testing our forthcoming service, Beats Music. Sincere thanks to those who have been testing the private Alpha-turned-Beta along with me. We’re nearly ready for liftoff. Thanks to your diligent testing and feedback we are locked and loaded, ready to launch here in the US in January, 2014.

But starting today, you can visit BeatsMusic.com and reserve your username so when Beats Music launches your preferred handle will be ready for you and not competing with everyone else with the same name. Pass this along so your friends aren’t the equivalent of @iancr42.

When I joined Beats Music in January I’d expected we’d get this out the door before the end of the year. Thankfully I work with people who have patience and are more concerned about getting Beats Music right than pushing it out the door. In retrospect we’ve accomplished far more this year than I’d imagined possible.

Facts:
Beats Music is real.
We’re in an internal, private beta with people who know and love music (including a few of my personal heroes).
We’re providing a few artists and other influencers access to familiarize them with the service and get their early feedback.
We’re making improvements based on that feedback.
We can’t wait to share it with the world, and are set to launch in the US in January.”

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    • MyDarkPassenger     December 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      Agreed, I hope this is worthy of the TR namesake. It will be the second website ever where I officially will be known as MyDarkPassenger. Happy day.

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    • sounds interesting, but im still going to torrent until I can buy songs directly from the artists / donate directly to artist, Id rather dl the music and just spend all my money supporting them at concerts. Soundcloud works very well, nice community there already, wish more metal bands used it as they are really out of touch with getting their music out there for fans to discover. But hey Trent approves so I will give it a shot

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      • MyDarkPassenger     December 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm

        This really comes off as a cop out to not spend money on music. Not trying to bag on you though as I do the same thing, but I’m not naive enough to think id start paying money for something I get for free. This position does not make me popular around here, but that’s the way it is. I always found Napster’s assertion that they would only help the music industry laughable.

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    • I hope this takes off, but they have a lot of competition out there. Pandora, Spotify, Apple Radio, and others (not to mention YouTube is about to launch something similar) means Beats is going to have to offer something very unique to get people to buy into it.

      Also, I certainly hope the catalog of music isn’t limited to just Jimmy’s Interscope labels plus a select few other bands.

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      • indeed. though if it lives up to expectations and really takes off, it could in time reverse that and become “great service with shitty headphones”.

        ill tell you what though, if they do any sort of promotion where you buy those fucking headphones and get like a year or two of the service for free im all over it. and then just will put the headphones on ebay.

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