Beats Music, Coming in January


If you’ve spent any time around me in the past six months you’ve surely seen me buried in my phone making playlists, poking, prodding, and testing our forthcoming service, Beats Music. Sincere thanks to those who have been testing the private Alpha-turned-Beta along with me. We’re nearly ready for liftoff. Thanks to your diligent testing and feedback we are locked and loaded, ready to launch here in the US in January, 2014.

But starting today, you can visit and reserve your username so when Beats Music launches your preferred handle will be ready for you and not competing with everyone else with the same name. Pass this along so your friends aren’t the equivalent of @iancr42.

When I joined Beats Music in January I’d expected we’d get this out the door before the end of the year. Thankfully I work with people who have patience and are more concerned about getting Beats Music right than pushing it out the door. In retrospect we’ve accomplished far more this year than I’d imagined possible.

Beats Music is real.
We’re in an internal, private beta with people who know and love music (including a few of my personal heroes).
We’re providing a few artists and other influencers access to familiarize them with the service and get their early feedback.
We’re making improvements based on that feedback.
We can’t wait to share it with the world, and are set to launch in the US in January.

In considering this blog post I asked Orson Wells to say a few words about the right time to launch a product and he had this salient sage advice:

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  1. Tom wrote:

    i know, love, and am hopelessly obsessed with music, why arent i in the beta? 😛

  2. Bruno Crolot - Midem wrote:

    Hey Ian, this is great news! Congrats!
    Anyway I can be in the beta as well, even in France? ;-))

  3. Anne wrote:

    Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait! Really looking forward to the launch of BEATS MUSIC!!!

  4. ShootDawg wrote:

    Tom, you should be focused more on MySpace than listening to music.

  5. Tracy Moon wrote:

    I locked down “Tracy”. Bring the noise!

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