Apple recently celebrated a significant milestone of reaching 100 million songs on its music streaming service Apple Music. Alongside the announcement of this achievement, the tech giant also announced the launch of Apple Music Today.
Apple announces new Apple Music today playlist
In its announcement post, Apple stressed the importance of how human curation is more essential than ever for connecting artists and fans, given the huge library of music that Apple Music offers. The new Apple Music Today series will also be driven by editors who will pick a new song and dive into its history every day.
We also know that it’s more important than ever that we are elevating artists’ voices and providing opportunities for them to tell their own stories and contextualize their music. It is no longer enough to just connect artists and fans, it’s about making those connections deeper and more meaningful. And just one of the many ways we are helping to provide context is through the new Apple Music Today series, where we’ll be picking a new song every day and diving into its history, because we know that each of the 100 million songs in our catalog has its own story.
As of right now, there is only one track that has been discussed in the series, “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor. The track was included at number 165 by Rolling Stone in its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
The track is widely regarded as O’Conner’s last huge hit because after the song came out almost thirty years ago, she tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II towards the end of the SNL performance of Bob Marley’s song, War. The controversial action made headlines following revelations about abuse in the Catholic Church across several countries.
Apple Music Today seems to be exclusive to Apple Music. As of right now, there is no way to subscribe to the station. Check it out here if you’re interested.