Apple Music‘s live global net radio station Beats 1 will launch at 8AM PT on Tuesday June 30th, according to a tweet by Apple Music Senior Director and former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers. A clearer picture of who will be manning the mic has also emerged.
Please join us at 8am Tuesday morning as we set this ship a sail: Zane Lowe, the D.J. (NYT) http://t.co/ycXatH5pmm
— ian c rogers (@iancr) June 25, 2015
Other artists who will have one or two hour shows on the new streaming service include Pharrell Williams, Drake, St. Vincent, Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, Disclosure and Jaden Smith.
The service will also feature some former terrestrial radio DJS, including BBC DJ Zane Lowe, New York’s Hot 97’s Ebro Darden and and London-based Julie Adenuga.
“Zane is a genuine enthusiast; this is not a fake thing,” Elton John told the Times. “He’s a fan, and he’s a fan who’s got the opportunity to make his position in the world work for other people. He genuinely loves music, and that’s my kind of guy.” – Celebrity Access