ALT CTRL’s playlist artwork will showcase a brand new artist every week, beginning with HAIM. The playlist contains artists like Twenty One Pilots, The Black Keys, Dominic Fike, Lana Del Rey, and Vampire Weekend.
“Alternative is more an attitude than a sound — music that colors just a bit outside the lines. ALT CTRL, formerly known as The A-List: Alternative, is where you’ll find the best of those new left-of-center tunes.”
Apple has slowly been rebranding its “The A-List” playlists, which now additionally contains “The A-List: Hip-Hop” altering to “Rap Life” in July and “The A-List: Dance” altering to “danceXL” in March. Other playlists nonetheless categorized as “The A-List” embrace genres like Pop, Country, R&B, Christian, Classical, Bollywood, African, Okay-Pop, Telugu, Khaleeji, Mandopop, J-Pop, Russian Hip-Hop, and extra.
Amid the continuing rebranding of its A-List playlists, Apple has additionally up to date a number of “Essentials” playlists with new Shot on iPhone cowl artwork. Artists embrace Lizzo; Travis Scott; Kacey Musgraves; Tyler, The Creator; Tierra Whack; IDLES; Leon Bridges; Skrillex; and CHAI.
Each playlist showcases a picture of the artist shot on an iPhone on their tour, and some artist’s profile photos have additionally been up to date with related Shot on iPhone iconography, together with Lizzo and Kacey Musgraves. Apple has highlighted a number of artists in a similar way with its “Shot on iPhone on Tour” video sequence, together with artists like Florence Welch and FKA Twigs.
Apple Music has continued to develop through the years, and in June the streaming music service was reported to have simply over 60 million paid subscribers. Earlier this week Spotify reported on its personal paid subscriber depend, which broke 108 million globally in Q2 2019.