Apple introduces Apple Music in China

Apple introduces Apple Music in China
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US technology company Apple Inc announced on Wednesday that Apple Music, iTunes Movies and iBooks are now available to customers in China.

Music fans in China are invited to a three-month trial membership of Apple Music, after which a 10 yuan ($1.57)/month subscription fee will apply.

Apple Music in China features millions of songs in its catalog, with artists such as Eason Chan, Li Ronghao, JJ Lin and G.E.M., as well as a wide range of international artists, including Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.

iTunes Movies and iBooks were also jointly released for Chinese consumers.

"For the first time, customers in China will have access to Apple's entertainment ecosystem with music, movies and books right at their fingertips," said Apple.

"Customers in China love the App Store and have made it our largest market in the world for app downloads," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. "One of the top requests has been more great content and we're thrilled to bring music, movies and books to China, curated by a local team of experts."

During the typical "one more thing" segment of Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the Apple Music app.

Cook said Apple Music is a "revolutionary streaming music service", a pioneering worldwide live radio station from Apple broadcasting 24 hours a day.

Apple Music launched on June 30 in over 100 countries.

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