Following the purchase of the streaming provider Primephonic, Apple Music will soon offer its own app specifically for classical music. The previous provider will completely disappear from the market in about a week. However, the full integration will take some time.
Apple Music stamps out Primephonic
Apple has bought out Primephonic, the largest streaming provider for classical music, the California-based company revealed in a press release. The previous app will be completely steamed in and integrated into Apple Music as early as September 7, but playlists and exclusive music tracks can be conveniently transferred to the new service.
Initially, Primephonic will be integrated directly into the Apple Music app, but in 2022 a dedicated app will follow, which will be based on the original design of the classical music provider. By the end of 2021, all previously available songs on Apple Music will be made available in lossless audio quality.
According to Primephonic’s website, existing subscribers will receive a refund of their upfront payment upon request, as well as a coupon code for six months of Apple Music redeemable through the end of November 2021. More complete classical music metadata (a unique selling point of the streaming service) is expected to make its way into Apple Music over the coming months and years.