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Elton John, Drake, Dr. Dre to host Beats 1 shows

One major part of Apple Music will be a new Beats 1 radio station that will offer content 24 hours a day 7 days a week around the world. We already knew that former BBC DJ Zane Lowe signed on to host the show in the United States, and now new details are spilling out on musicians who will join Lowe during the broadcast.

According to a recent report from The New York Times, other artists such as Drake, Pharrell Williams, Elton John, Dr. Dre, St. Vincent, Josh Homme, Disclosure, Jaden Smith will also have roles, some seemingly more permanent than others. Dr. Dre, for example, will host a program called “The Pharmacy.”

The New York Times also offered up other compelling details, like how Apple and the team involved with Beats 1, including Lowe, didn’t want to call the service a “radio” station, but ultimately couldn’t find a better name. Also, the report said that Beats 1 is the brainchild of Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor.

The service will go live on June 30 with Apple Music, when we can look forward to Eminem sitting for Zane Lowe’s first interview.


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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...


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