Apple has announced that its popular Beats 1 radio station, which offers shows hosted by Elton, Billie Eilish, and Lil Wayne, will be renamed Apple Music 1. It will also launch new shows with Nile Rodgers, Young M.A. and other acts.
Two additional radio stations will commence today: Apple Music Hits, with favourites from the '80s, '90s, and 2000s, and Apple Music Country.
Oliver Schusser, vice president of Apple Music, says that with studios in L.A., New York, Nashville and London, Apple Music 1 is the center for pop culture conversation and artist-led programming, and the global destination for artists worldwide to release new music, break news, and speak directly to their fans.
Apple Music is now available in 165 countries.