iTunes Radio revamp rumored to include Drake, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta as guest DJs

The revamped Beats app, which is rumored to be called Apple Music down the road, is not only meant to relaunch a streaming service for Apple, but also welcome in a new version of iTunes Radio, too.

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.

On top of that, the report also indicates that Apple’s free trial for the new Apple Music streaming service will run for three months, and that Apple is actually requesting the music labels to hand over the music for the free trial for free as well. Whether or not that actually works out for Apple, though, remains to be seen, considering previous reports have surfaced suggesting many of the negotiations Apple has been part of trying to create deals have stalled in their own right.

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.


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