The man behind the wildly successful Beats By Dre headphones is extending his branches a little more. According to CEO Ian Rogers in a blog post, the new music subscription service Beats Music will launch this coming January:
If you’ve spent any time around me in the past six months you’ve surely seen me buried in my phone making playlists, poking, prodding, and testing our forthcoming service, Beats Music. Sincere thanks to those who have been testing the private Alpha-turned-Beta along with me. We’re nearly ready for liftoff. Thanks to your diligent testing and feedback we are locked and loaded, ready to launch here in the US in January, 2014.
While he didn't offer details on the Beats Music model, it'll likely be competing with other subscription services like Spotify, iTunes, Rdio and Pandora.
Be sure to claim your username now at Beats Music so "when Beats Music launches your preferred handle will be ready for you and not competing with everyone else with the same name," according to Rogers.