Beats will launch its streaming music service in the US in January.
That’s according to Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers who confirmed the timing and encouraged people to sign up and reserve their preferred handle on the service.
“When I joined Beats Music in January I’d expected we’d get this out the door before the end of the year,” said Rogers on his personal blog.
“Thankfully I work with people who have patience and are more concerned about getting Beats Music right than pushing it out the door. In retrospect we’ve accomplished far more this year than I’d imagined possible.”
Former Topspin CEO Ian Rogers left the company in January to head up the upcoming Beats Music platform, after the firm best known for its high-end headphones invested in Topspin.
The Beats streaming service was formally announced in February with company co-founder Jimmy Iovine saying it will rely heavily on hand-curated playlists.