Apple Music Now Offers College Students a 6-Month Trial — But Only Until September

Over a week ago, Apple Music confirmed the expansion its summer concert tour series.

Dubbed Up Next Live, featured rising artists would perform a series intimate performances.  Each musician would perform for fans at local Apple stores around the world.  These include Milan, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Paris, London, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

Bad Bunny, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Ashley McBryde, King Princess, Lewis Capaldi, and Jessie Reyez will each give a unique performance for music fans.

Now, having recently reached and counting, the music streaming service has drastically expanded its discount plan.

Helping out students – and pushing up its subscription numbers along the way.

Speaking with French publication Numerama, Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President Internet Stware and Services, casually revealed its music streaming service had boasted 60 million subscriptions.

Keep in mind last year CEO Tim Cook ficially disclosed a total 50 million paying subs in mid-May.  This means the platform has added 10 million new subscribers in roughly 13 months.  Both figures include paying and trial users.

After 10 years, Spotify recently passed the 100 million subscriber mark.  Recently celebrating its fourth-year milestone, Apple Music now remains close behind its rival.  And, that figure will once again rise substantially.

As part its Back-to-School special, the Cupertino company has slashed the price Macs, including MacBooks, iMacs, and iMac Pros, and iPads, including the iPad Pro.  In addition, with any these purchases, users will receive Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones.

That’s not all.  According to a leaked memo obtained by Appleosophy, university students will receive 6 months Apple Music for free instead the usual 3 months.

The media outlet explains,

Apple also notes that new student plan customers will receive an email within the first 3 months with instructions on how to redeem an additional 3 months free.  After the free trial, the promotion converts to a paid subscription.

“To qualify for an Apple Music Student Membership, the student must be a student studying a bachelor degree, post-graduate degree, or equivalent Higher Education course at a University, College (US only) or Post-Secondary School (Canada only).”

Apple has since confirmed the report, writing on its website,

50 million songs.  6 months on us.

“Get a free 6-month subscription to Apple Music.  And a special student rate $4.99/mo. after the trial ends.”

Eligible students can view the fer here.


Featured image by Apple Music.