Apple is exploring the idea of adding five additional Beats radio stations to Apple Music.
The Cupertino company already has the licensing agreements to move forward and Apple can launch Beats 2-6 without having to renegotiate with major labels over payments. By adding stations with DJs based in far-flung time zones, Apple could easily create a true 24/7 network of Beats stations. It could also expand its repertoire to include genre-specific stations.
Currently labels are taking a wait and see approach with Apple Music until the trial period ends.