Got a business? Apple Music wants your business. The No. 2 music streaming service has partnered with PlayNetwork to launch Apple Music for Business, an exactly-as-it-sounds service geared towards providing a fully licensed — and customizable — soundtrack to retail stores, restaurants and other commercial outlets.
"Each brand has an identity, a voice, and a story they want to tell — and now they can, with music," the companies said in a joint announcement. "Apple Music for Business centers on human curation that requires attention and skill to make it a seamless part of the experience. With this understanding, we’ve taken the expertise of both Apple Music curators and PlayNetwork music supervisors and injected it into this service to ensure you have the sound right in every location."
With its PlayNetwork push, Apple Music officially joins competitors including Pandora for Business, SiriusXM for Business and the Spotify-backed Soundtrack Your Business in the background music market. There’s also Mood Media, which purchased the pioneering Muzak brand of in-store tunes in 2011.