Apple Music partners with Royal College of Music for classical playlist curation

Apple Music partners with Royal College of Music for classical playlist curation

The Royal College of Music has teamed up with Apple Music to launch a series of classical playlists for the streaming company.

The first playlist is designed to highlight the RCM’s prestigious history, featuring works from British composers linked with the conservatoire, including Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams, along with some of the famed musical manuscripts in its collection.

In a recent study, RCM was ranked the No.1 institution for studying music in the UK, No.2 in Europe and No.3 in the world.

Stephen Johns, artistic director at the RCM, said: “The Royal College of Music is proud of its position as a world-leading music education institution. At the RCM we embrace technology in enhancing our offer to students and visitors, using cutting-edge digital platforms across teaching and performance. As an Apple Music curator, we will be able to share wonderful recordings with a wide and diverse audience, showcasing some of our talented alumni and highlighting the RCM’s rich musical heritage.”

As a classical music curator for Apple Music, the RCM joins other artistic organisations including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera House, Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone.

Further playlists will be added on a regular basis, handpicked by RCM staff and professors.

You can visit the Royal College of Music’s Apple Music curator page at

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