Amadeus, the music publisher owned by Sony Music Entertainment, has announced that it will launch on the Apple Music platform.
The company, which will be the only music publisher on Apple’s music service, said the announcement was made at a press event today in New York City.
The announcement comes after Sony Music had announced its own announcement about its partnership with Amadeuus earlier today.
The partnership, which is still in its infancy, will see Sony Music and Amadeuuus collaborate on the licensing of music, movies and TV shows.
Amadeux CEO Joris Evers told reporters that the announcement came after he and Sony Music CEO Tom Szostak held a “discussion of the future of music and how music can impact consumers.”
Sony Music will be publishing and selling music from artists including the band Arcade Fire, rapper Future, and TV showrunner J.J. Abrams.
Amades platform is similar to Spotify, with more than 2,000 artists being listed on Amadeufus site.
Spotify is owned by Amazon.com Inc. The move will allow Amadeucos music publishing service to compete with Spotify, which has more than 80 million users.
Amareus CEO Jussi Olsson said that Spotify has an estimated 30% share of the U.S. music market.
Amodeus will not be able to compete directly with Spotify on the iTunes and Google Play Music streaming services.
The new streaming service will be powered by the same open-source technology that powers Spotify, but will offer artists the option to sell their music on its own website and to license music to other platforms.
Amameus will also be offering more than $3 million to artists each month.
Amaseuus music publishing will also include music from top artists, including Beyoncé, Lorde, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and the National, among others.