Will you stick with Apple Music?

Tony Wagner Sep 22, 2015

The free ride is almost over.

When Apple finally got in the streaming music business this summer, it lured users with a three-month trial: unlimited streaming, including exclusives like Taylor Swift and Dr. Dre’s catalogs, Apple paid the royalties(after some pressure from Swift).

Now the clock is ticking. For the earliest takers, the trial period ends next week. The 11 million people who signed up for Apple Music in the first month will have to choose: either pay $9.99 a month to keep the service or retreat to Apple’s free radio service, anchored by Beats One.

This will be the first real test of Apple’s service. We asked some of you on Twitter: will you stay and pay, or go?

A few of you said “yes,” unequivocally:

Plenty of people mentioned Spotify, Apple Music’s biggest competitor by far. For what it’s worth, Spotify says it’s doing fine, thank you very much, and sign-ups have risen since Apple entered the market.

Others were more pragmatic, weighing what they already spend on media.

Will you keep Apple Music once the trial wraps up? Let us know using the form below.

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