Apple Music expected to include Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ album, a digital first [Update: confirmed]

Taylor Swift’s 1989 cd isn’t really the only high profile record special coming to Apple’s brand-new streaming music service when it launches tomorrow. Apple Music is stated to consist of Dr. Dre’s timeless album The Chronicfor streaming, Rolling Stone reports, which will certainly be a digital very first for the hip-hop cd.

The cd’s addition in the brochure is specifically significant as it hasn’t yet been readily available digitally consisting of through the iTunes Store or Beats Music.


That’s due in part to a legal fight over the rights to the record with Dr. Dre being awarded digital rights to the cd in 2011 while the label Death Row holds the rights to physical sales.

Dr. Dre, of course, co-founded Beats Electronics and Beats Music, which Apple obtained for $ 3 billion in 2013. Apple Music is based heavily on that acquisition with numerous aspects from the Beats Music service present on Apple’s new streaming music service.

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In addition to possibly boosting Apple Music with the digital exclusive of his classic cd The Chronic, Dr. Dre is stated to be involved with the Beats 1 streaming radio station too. The hip-hop artist will host a slot on the broadcast called “The Pharmacy” together with other notable artists consisting of Drake and Elton John with Zane Lowe leading the effort.

Apple Music launches with iOS 8.4 and updates to iTunes tomorrow at 8 AM PT while Beats 1 starts transmitting at 9 AM.

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