Rollout of Apple Musical Classical Begins Around the World
Apple Music Classical was made available for pre-order on the App Store, and the iPhone manufacturer said that it would launch on March 28. This day has finally arrived in several nations, signalling the start of the app’s global distribution.
Earlier last month, Apple officially announced the schedule…
Apple says that Apple Music Classical will launch on March 28 and offer over 5 million tracks, thousands of exclusive albums, and much more.
- The world’s largest classical music catalog with over 5 million tracks and works from new releases to celebrated masterpieces.
- Thousands of exclusive albums.
- The ability to search by composer, work, conductor, or even catalog number, and find specific recordings instantly.
- The highest audio quality (up to 192 kHz/24 bit Hi-Res Lossless) with thousands of recordings in immersive spatial audio.
- Complete and accurate metadata to make sure you know exactly what work and which artist is playing.
- Thousands of editorial notes including composer biographies, descriptions of key works, and more.
“Apple Music Classical is the ultimate classical experience with hundreds of curated playlists, thousands of exclusive albums, insightful composer biographies, deep-dive guides for many key works, intuitive browsing features and much more,” Apple touts.
The good news is that if you currently pay for Apple Music, there will be no additional charges for this feature. The previous Primephonic version of the service had a monthly fee of $14.99.
The release has been anticipated for quite some time; Apple first revealed the purchase in 2021. Apple Music Classical was slated to debut “in the coming months,” which I suppose is technically accurate.
Apple today announced it has acquired Primephonic, the renowned classical music streaming service that offers an outstanding listening experience with search and browse functionality optimized for classical, premium-quality audio, handpicked expert recommendations, and extensive contextual details on repertoire and recordings.
With the addition of Primephonic, Apple Music subscribers will get a significantly improved classical music experience beginning with Primephonic playlists and exclusive audio content. In the coming months, Apple Music Classical fans will get a dedicated experience with the best features of Primephonic, including better browsing and search capabilities by composer and by repertoire, detailed displays of classical music metadata, plus new features and benefits.
“We love and have a deep respect for classical music, and Primephonic has become a fan favorite for classical enthusiasts,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats. “Together, we’re bringing great new classical features to Apple Music, and in the near future, we’ll deliver a dedicated classical experience that will truly be the best in the world.”
The new app will have a significant edge over Apple Music due to its enhanced organisation and search capabilities, which will make it possible to look for recordings of specific performances.
If it’s already Tuesday in your time zone, you can go ahead and download the Apple Music Classical app; otherwise, you may pre-order and be notified when it becomes available.