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Beats unveils 'Beats Music' streaming service for iOS, and more news for January 21

Beats has unveiled its long-awaited music streaming service, Beats Music. The service enters the crowded field of music streaming, dominated by heavyweights including Apple's iTunes Radio, Spotify and Pandora. For US$9.99 a month, Beats Music listeners will be able to stream an unlimited amount of albums and songs and also download them for ad-free offline listening. The service also relies heavily on music curation, with curated stations and playlists chosen by professionals at music industry publications and by some of the most popular DJs in the country. From the Beats Music press release:

We wanted to build a music service that combined the freedom of an on-demand subscription service -- unlimited, uninterrupted streaming and downloads of tens of millions of songs -- but layer on top features that would give you that feeling only music that moves you can give. The right song at the right time will give you a chill. Make you pull someone close. Nod your head. Sing in the mirror. Roll down the car window and crank the volume to the right.

Beats Music is a free download.

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Beats has unveiled its long-awaited music streaming service, Beats Music. The service enters the crowded field of music streaming,...