Apple to launch a new streaming service playing only classical music

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Apple are launching their first genre-exclusive app and it’s all about classical music, promising an app dedicated to music and its finer details.

Classical music has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Listeners are tuning in to classical music for studying to, classical music to sleep with, classical music for relaxing, even classical music for kids and babies; and in doing so are keeping some of humanity’s oldest compositions alive whilst embracing new composers.

Apple haven’t ignored the recent growth in the classical genre, announcing yesterday that they have bought Primephonic – a service specialising in the classical genre. Apple will be building their offerings into Apple Music, touting a “significantly improved classical music experience”. More excitingly though, they will be releasing a brand new Apple Music app next year dedicated purely to classical music.

Unfortunately for non-Apple classical fans, the existing Primephonic service is being taken offline on September 7th and is no longer available to new subscribers. They promise that the new app will combine the experience that users are used to but bolstered with extra features. As a recompense for losing their beloved service, Primephonic subscribers are being given 6 months of Apple Music for free.

How can composers and classical musicians release their music on Apple Music?

At RouteNote, we offer free distribution of music to all of the top streaming services and download stores around the world including Apple Music. Whatever genre of music you create, we’re your best route to getting your music heard across the globe and we work with thousands of classical musicians and composers.

You’re able to credit all of the musicians involved in your music and release as many pieces on a release as you like, as well as unlimited releases. Free distribution gives you 85% of the earnings that your music makes through our partners or you can upgrade to Premium at any time and keep 100% of the revenues your releases make.

With revenue sharing you can split the revenue down to a percentage with any collaborators and contributors, to ensure that when the money comes through you’re earning what you’re entitled to down to the percentage with no hassle.

Whether you’re an established professional looking to upload your catalogue for the world to hear or you’re a complete beginner, RouteNote offers the greatest solution to releasing your music in the digital world. Our musician’s blog offers lots more information on how you can release our music, promote, reach new fans, and also our top DAWs for creating and recording classical music.

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