Beats Music To Launch Streaming Service In January

beats-logo-relaxedBeats Music‘s new streaming service will launch January 2014, according to Techcrunch.com. The service also launched a name-claiming site that lets you claim a username early. The service was spun out of Beats Electronics and into its own company early this year, receiving a $60 million investment to bring the product to market. The core of the streaming service is formed by Beats $14 million acquisition of digital music company MOG last year. 

The project is backed by some heavyweights in the music industry, including Beats Electronics founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, along with Chief Creative Officer Trent Reznor.

The Santa Monica-based music service will face stiff competition from Rhapsody, Spotify, Slacker, Muve Music, Rdio, and other offerings.

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