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Musician Drake, right, high fives Eddy Cue, Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 8, 2015.
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More like Eddy Cue than Drake.
OPENING ACT

Beats 1 has gone down on day one of the Apple Music launch

By Alice Truong

Apple’s new music streaming music service launched today, and it has already hit its first snag. Beats 1, the 24/7 global radio station embedded within Apple Music, appears to have gone offline, according to users’ posts on social media.

Around 5:30pm Pacific Time, people started posting screenshots on Twitter and Instagram that Beats 1 was unavailable. The big irony, of course, is that Apple has billed Beats 1—headed by radio personalities Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden, and Julie Adenuga—as “always on.” (And the screenshots below clearly show that tagline behind an overlay with the error message.)

Update: At 6:08pm, an Apple representative told Quartz: “It’s back on. All good.”