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Request a Song on Beats 1 Radio

Beats 1 Radio is a real broadcast hosted by humans. In addition to picking music without algorithms, the hosts can also take requests. It is unclear whether the requests will be played at any time, or just during a specific request program. Travis Mills hosts a show at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST) which will play requested music.

Beats 1 Request Program with Travis Mills

I find it hard to believe they will take any requests. For example, if someone asks for Glenn Miller, Beats 1 is probably too cool for that. I’m sure if you request the type of pop music that Beats 1 plays, it will be honored.

Request Glenn Miller on Beats 1

Here are the numbers for the Beats 1 Request line:

  • US AND WORLD: +1 (310) 299-8756
  • US TOLL FREE: +1 (877) 720-6293
  • CANADA TOLL FREE: +1 855-648-0703
  • UK TOLL FREE: +44 800 802 1238
  • FRANCE: +33 9 75 18 21 60
  • JAPAN: +81 3-4589-5123
  • GERMANY: +49 1573 5982361
  • BRAZIL: +55 11 4950-1098
  • MEXICO: +52 81 4170 3626
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: +1 829-956-5158
  • AUSTRALIA: +61 2 8294 5836
  • ITALY: +39 02 9475 1288
  • IRELAND: +353 76 680 5749
  • NEW ZEALAND: +64 9-887 8360

You can also send a request via iMessage to beats1radio@icloud.com. Unfortunately, there’s no app for requests and they haven’t added it to Apple Music.

Transfer Spotify, Rdio and Google Music Tracks and Playlists into Apple Music

Apple Music wasn’t the first music subscription service. Rhapsody was the first major one, however, it never gained much traction. Spotify is still the most popular music service. A lot of Apple Music subscribers used Spotify or another service in the past. Wouldn’t it be great if you could move your library over to Apple Music?

The good news is that moving to Apple Music doesn’t mean you have to start all over. For the most part, the major music subscription services all offer the same music — roughly 30 million songs. STAMP is a free Mac OS X and Windows app that can transfer songs, playlists and other data from one music service to another.

The app is fairly simple to use. After installing the app, one can log in to Spotify, Rdio or Google Music within the app and select music and playlists to transfer. STAMP will then move your music and playlists to Apple Music. This will transfer the data to Apple Music in iTunes, however, since Apple Music is cloud-based, the imported music will also be available to any device with the iCloud Music Library enabled.

Be aware that some users have had their iTunes music libraries ruined by Apple Music. Make sure to backup your iTunes library before you activate Apple Music and the iCloud Music Library.

The free version can transfer 10 songs per session. The premium version has no limits. For more information, check out the STAMP website.

Import Music from Spotify Rdio and Google Music with STAMP

View Apple Music Lyrics

Modern recording techniques have come a long way since the late 1800s. With the right audio system, you can experience the full range of frequencies and enjoy a wide dynamic range. Unfortunately, it is still sometimes hard to comprehend lyrics. This may be more difficult with certain styles of music. For example, death metal usually has completely indiscernible vocals.

There are some workarounds. Using your web browser, you can visit one of the many sites that offer song lyrics.

AZlyrics Integrates with Apple Music

Sometimes a band’s website will offer lyrics. In theory, Connect should present lyrics along with everything else that used to be in CD liner notes. However, the Apple Music social networking feature is very new and not widely adopted. It is up to the individual artist to use Connect for these purposes.

If you enjoy Apple Music on an iOS device, the Musixmatch Lyrics Finder provides convenient integration with Apple Music.

Musixmatch Lyrics Finder in App Store

Simply install the app, play a song on Apple Music, and you can see the lyrics in Musixmatch Lyrics Finder.

Musixmatch Lyrics Finder Integrates with Apple Music

It even has a widget for convenient access to lyrics.

View Apple Music Lyrics in Notification Center with Musixmatch Lyrics Finder

The app can also provide lyrics for music playing in the background, much like how Shazam can identify a song.

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