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Apple is reportedly in talks with some more A-list names to add as gust DJs to its Beats Music revamp, including Drake, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta, The New York Post learned yesterday.

These well know names in music should join the likes of BBC Radio 1 DJ personality Zane Lowe who was recently confirmed as leaving the radio giant for a job at Apple in March.

A deal with Drake alone is said to be worth around $19 million.

According to the story, Apple is now trying to persuade record labels to offer a three-month free trial for its upcoming subscription-based music service, tentatively named Apple Music that should cost ten bucks per month, price-matching rival Spotify.

The Cupertino company apparently wants “the moon and the stars” as its position is that the labels should give it rights for free during the three-month trial.

“As for music publishers, we hear Apple wanted to offer lyrics as part of Apple Music, but didn’t want to pay extra — again, free is nice if you can get it,” reads the story.

In addition to Toronto-based raper Drake, hip hop artist Pharrell Williams (who touted the Apple Watch on The Voice last month), electronic music DJ David Guetta and former BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, Apple’s music efforts should be bolstered with a little help from Irish rock band U2, the company’s longtime partner, as well is its in-house roster of talents such as Trent Reznor, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

Apple Music should be formally announced at WWDC next week, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

The service is said to stream both music and music videos and include artist pages, lyrics, a revamped version of iTunes Radio, iOS Music integration, a YouTube-style sharing section called Apple Connect, an Android app and more.

David Guetta image via FactMag.com.

Source: The New York Post

  • SMH

    Don’t you bother to proofread stuff before you publish them?

  • christodouluke

    “Toronto-based raper Drake”

    I don’t think I’ve read an iDB article without spelling error in years. If mistakes like this are actually being published it’s definitely time to re-evaluate how you check for them.

    • Mr_Coldharbour

      Ever so rarely do I chuckle or find what people say on the Internet funny or chuckle-worthy, but this one did the trick. I actually laughed at what you said on account of the spelling error with the missing “p” for “rapper.”

      • SoylentGreen

        Initially I thought he meant he was a rapist :s
        A few rappers are rapers

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Oh goodie, even Apple is trying to rub that sham/farce of a DJ David Baguetta in our faces? If you’re going the route of using some commercial electronic music “producer” to promote your music platform how about at least going for someone who isn’t a complete and total waste of sound waves, like Armin van Buuren (not that he’s any mightier)?

    • SoylentGreen

      It’s such a delight, these pretend wax “men” get the goodness, especially when you actually sweated carrying records into various venues for years to give hundreds of ppl (per set) the best times of their lives.
      Jobs for the boys. Illustrated

  • Jason Baroni

    And people complained about U2 back last year.

    • SoylentGreen

      Dude you are in the very epitome of the land of complainants, I’m just a truth guy, who likes to give people advice they never asked for or wanted ala “AdoseOfBuckley” and try to get the info they hide, but most anti big business *cough apple *cough rhetoric just gets blatantly censored, I tried to put them in the public eye thru some part time work I do, but they have much bigger fish to fry.
      I even have one guy trying to tell me that American law says I am entitled to be censored on the internet, it’s the George Orwell 2+2=5 room 101 agenda, this mob are unwitting though.

      • Jason Baroni

        I am sorry, but I couldn’t understand a sentence of what you just said

      • SoylentGreen

        Exactly *facepalm

  • SoylentGreen

    Initially I thought he meant he was a rapist :s

  • SoylentGreen

    On any given day I find anal spelling Nazis on here, I find it funny because 99 out of 100 are perfectly understandable and there is no need, (unless this is your life), to go round the web trekking people How to anything, I dislike the attitude of the French guy but I could not be bothered checking his spelling to illustrate my dislike, actually that’s just helpful really, but you spelling nazis seem to do kinda aggressive spell checks.
    Anyway layman’s terms = get a hobby