The music world has spent more than a year guessing when Beats Music, the new service from the makers of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, would arrive. Now there's an official date, or at least a month: January.
Few details have been announced publicly about the service. But Beats Music is clearly intending to challenge Spotify as the predominant subscription streaming service.
Like Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody and similar services, Beats Music will stream millions of songs to users for a monthly fee. But Beats executives have made bold claims in the past deriding other services — even Apple's iTunes — as being bland and uninviting.