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Apple nets 15 million users for streaming service

Apple's streaming-music service pulled in more than 15 million users since a June launch. More than half of the subscribers are part of a free, three-month trial. 

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In this June 8, 2015 file, Beats co-founder and Apple employee Jimmy Iovine speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco when the maker of iPods and iPhones announced Apple Music, an app that combines Beats 1, a 24-hour, seven-day live radio station, with an on-demand music streaming service. Apple Inc. says it has 15 million users on its streaming-music service, including 6.5 million paying subscribers. The Wall Street Journal says (http://on.wsj.com/1LAy1Mz ) in a report from Laguna Beach, California, posted early Tuesday, Oct. 20 on its website that Apple launched Apple Music on June 30 and offered every user a three-month trial period.

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Apple Inc. says it has 15 million users on its streaming-music service, including 6.5 million paying subscribers.

Speaking at WSJDLive, The Wall Street Journal's global technology conference, AppleCEO Tim Cook said the company has 6.5 million paying customers for Apple Music and 8.5 million customers on three-month trials.

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The newspaper says (http://on.wsj.com/1LAy1Mz ) in a report from Laguna Beach, California, posted early Tuesday on its website that Apple launched Apple Music on June 30 and offered every user a three-month trial period.

The Journal reports that after the trial period, users pay $9.99 a month for individual subscriptions or $14.99 for families. The first batch of customers came off the trial period at the end of September.

Cook says consumers are responding positively to one of the main differentiating features of its service: human curation of playlists.

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