Life by the Drop

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Man, I am loving Apple music as I rediscover all the songs I used to like combined with songs that are related. I pick a song I remember, boom there it is and then I ask Siri to “play more like this” and boom instant great radio.

I am also enjoying Beats 1 radio as well.

The best part of Apple music is the curation as it learns more about me as I listen and tell it what I like. More and more music I love is popping up.

Right now I am listening to Stevie Ray Vaughn and really digging it. Voodoo Child (slight return).

Apple Music a few weeks In

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I have been using Apple Music quite a bit lately and I am enjoying it more than I thought I would. I have been listening to some random playlist I found and every song has been a great one. As each song comes on, I think “whoa, haven’t heard that in awhile” or “hmm, thats a great song”. So far Apple music is doing a great job of figuring out my tastes and providing great music.

I also enjoy using Siri to play the “top songs from 1972”, “play Back in Black next” and “more like this” while the music is playing. There are more Siri commands as well.

My favourite feature though is falling asleep to music and having my iPad automatically shut off after 20 minutes. All you have to do is play some music, then exit the app, open the clock app, set a timer for 20 minutes and change the timer finished sound to “stop playing” instead of the usual dings or beeps. Awesome!

Apple Music

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Wow.

I was blown away today by Apple music. I’m not sure I will continue the paid portion after the free trial, but the service is impressive. Luckily, my favorite part of the new service is free, but the paid service is phenomenal for anyone who does not have a large collection of music already.

I already have my collection and tastes set and I don’t mind adding a few new songs here and there but I wish I had this service when I was young.

For 10 bucks a month (15 for a whole family), you have access to almost every song in the world. Plus, you can save your favorites so you aren’t streaming all the time.

Th curation and playlists are fantastic and many of them matched what I like exactly. I like all the little touches sprinkled throughout and I absolutely loved playing with it today and listening to music.

The best part for me is the new 24 hour radio station called Beats one. So far I loooooooove it. It is fun, fresh and reminds me of the old days of radio. 

Exciting.

Also, the idea that this a shared experience shared with tens of millions of people around the world is also intriguing and fascinating to me.

Great, great start for Apple music and I suggest everyone take it for a free three month test drive!