Apple is exploring the idea of adding five additional Beats radio stations to Apple Music, and according to a new report, the Cupertino company already has the licensing agreements to move forward. Sources with “knowledge of the situation” told The Verge that Apple can launch Beats 2-6 without having to renegotiate with major labels over payments.
Beats 1 currently operates live for 12 hours each day, with the remaining time filled with re-runs and other programming. By adding stations with DJs based in far-flung time zones, Apple could easily create a true 24/7 network of Beats stations. It could also expand its repertoire to include genre-specific stations.