Apple Taps Drake for iTunes Radio DJ Spot
Apple has signed up Drake to serve as a guest DJ on its imminent iTunes Radio venture, a source close to the situation confirms to Rolling Stone.
New York Post reports that Apple is also in talks with Pharrell Williams and David Guetta for the venture. Representatives for Williams and Guetta did not immediately reply to requests for confirmation. Representatives for Apple and Drake declined to comment.
Apple is expected to announce its plans for the company’s new music-streaming ventures at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, which begins on June 8th and runs through the 12th.
The Post reports that Apple has also been in talks with several record labels leading up to the announcement, and that the company is considering offering a three-month free trial for its prospective $10 a month pay service to consumers.
Drake, who released the mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late in February, has frequently been in music-news headlines in the last few months, ever since he made a sour face after Madonna made out with him during a performance at Coachella. “Don’t misinterpret my shock!!” Drake later wrote on Instagram. “I got to make out with the queen Madonna and I feel 100 about that forever.”
The rapper has also announced that he would be appearing at Landmark Music Festival in Washington, D.C. and at the Austin City Limits Festival in Austin the following month. More recently, he took part in a charity softball game in Houston over Memorial Day weekend.