Apple Music Black Lives Matters

Apple Music in Support of #BlackLivesMatter

Apple Music Black Lives Matters

One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain. So hit me with music, hit me with music now.

Bob Marley & The Wailers — Trenchtown Rock.

Nothing heals my heart and mind as much as music does, so naturally, as I occasionally do when I wake up, I launched Apple Music on Tuesday morning to play some tunes as I get ready for the day.

I appreciated seeing my music streaming service of choice, joining other services in the music industry using their respective platforms to stand in solidarity to raise awareness and speak up against injustices, given the protests against police brutality towards Black people in the United States.

For the first time since the launch of Beats 1 Radio on Apple Music, I tuned in to listen and left the station playing the whole day1. The shows were paused, but the music played on, uprooting a selection of uplifting tracks from a variety of artists that use their voices and influence to highlight, educate, and provide a sense of understanding around issues affecting Black communities and the culture.

Two tracks I’ve discovered that uplifted me:

Music has long been used as a communication tool to spread messages. At times like these, it’s great to witness platforms in the music industry that can reach a wider global audience standing in support of the Black voices that are helping educate, shape, elevate, and celebrate the culture.


  1. I seldom listen to Radio stations anymore. I generally listen to my playlists and Apple Music curated playlists.

Apple Music Beta Comes to the Web

Apple Music is continuing its expansion to reach a broader audience in its pursuit of Spotify with the launch of Apple Music Beta on web browsers.

Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge:

The beta site will be missing some features, including the flagship Beats 1 live broadcast, some of Apple’s original music video content, and smart playlists. But Apple says it’ll continue to build out the website over time. Additionally, you’ll eventually be able to sign up for Apple Music directly from the web, although that won’t be available in this version of the beta.

Apple Music subscribers can now access and stream the entire Apple Music catalogue including their personalised libraries from their preferred web browsers on mobile and desktop, including iOS 13 desktop-class Safari on the iPad.