Drake is helping Apple to push it’s new music streaming service. Perhaps TIDAL should have offered the Toronto rapper a better deal.
Drake took the stage at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday in San Francisco to give a short keynote about how Apple music service has helped him in his career.
“Given the great success of my last mixtape, which went directly to iTunes, I can’t wait to incorporate Apple Music and especially Connect into what I’m doing next,” Drake said. “As an artist I can say, for all those kids sitting at home, it’s truly amazing to be a part of something that I believe in. This is something that simplifies everything for the modern musician like himself and the modern music consumer like you.”
Drake is currently working on his new album Views From the 6 and given his involvement with Apple, there is a good chance that it will hit iTunes very soon.
The Young Money rapper is rumored to have signed a $19 million endorsement deal with Apple that will see him serve as a guest DJ at the tech giant’s now revamp Apple Radio.
Apple Music will go live on June 30, 2015 and will cost consumers $9.99/month and $14.99/month for family plans.
Canadian singer The Weeknd also took the stage at Apple Music launch to perform his new single “Can’t Feel My Face.”