Apple Music has launched a new version of its app, bringing the latest tracks from the 60s, 70s and 80s into the fold.
As a result of Apple’s efforts, new songs can be downloaded for free from Apple Music without a subscription.
The new version, which is available for iOS and OS X, brings over 30,000 tracks to the app, with more than 100,000 added in the past week.
These tracks include a few old favourites, such as the original Rondo of Love, which was released in 1976, and the Rolling Stones’ A Hard Day’s Night, released in 1966.
In a video on the Apple Music website, Apple Music CEO Phil Schiller said: “We have worked with artists to bring the songs they loved to Apple Music and offer new songs to listeners for free.”
Apple Music was one of the first streaming music services to make the move from paying subscribers to paying customers.
The company has been working with artists since its inception and has long been a major player in the music industry.
Its music streaming service, iTunes, has been downloaded more than 150 million times in the US alone, and it recently added some of the most popular bands to its roster.
Apple Music’s CEO has said the move will help bring new songs into the mainstream and create a better experience for music fans.
The music streaming giant is now looking to build a new music service that will be a mix of Apple Music’s original content and new music from other artists, including acts such as Coldplay and Rihanna.
Rights groups have long criticised Apple for not making its music available for free, and have criticised the streaming service for having exclusive rights to popular artists.