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Apple Music, which is one of two streaming services, that the company plans to launch, is rumored to debut as early as next week. The service is expected to offer a $9.99 subscription fee, and an add-supported free radio tier, similar to iTunes Radio.

Apple music will also be available on Androids.

As previously reported, Drake, Pharrell, and David Guetta are being courted by the tech giant for curated playlists. Jimmy Iovine snatched Drake up from TIDAL (tough break Hovito) two days prior to its launching, Digital Music News reports. Q-Tip is wanted as a guest DJ as well.

With time running out on the expected debut date, Apple is slacking on the label deals. The tech giant hasn’t signed agreements with majors like Sony and Universal Music Group, and that’s likely to be problem.

It’s entertaining, however, to see major companies, and a newbie (TIDAL), battling it out for supremacy in the land of music streaming. Here’s hoping they remember that the consumer is ultimately more important than besting each other.

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