Apple's planned Internet radio music service may have more big name DJs on board, including Drake, Pharrell Williams, and David Guetta. The service hasn't been announced yet, but Apple has reportedly been courting music industry celebrities as DJs to help set it apart from competing streaming music services.
Apple working to bring on more big name DJs for streaming music service
Drake and Pharrell Williams are both popular recording artists, and David Guetta is a big name DJ in France. Assuming Apple swings the deals, they'll be joining Zane Lowe from BBC Radio 1.
Rumors say Apple plans to unveil its new streaming music service built on Beats Music during next week's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. That gives Apple only a few days to finish wrapping up its latest DJ deals.
If the insider reports are right, Apple is ready to pay Drake US$19 million for his services, according to the New York Post. Sources also say Apple plans to offer its new streaming music service without a free ad-supported tier, although listeners can sign up for a no-cost three-month trial.
Apple's service is expected to cost about US$10 a month.