Apple Music to arrive on WhatsApp and in South Korea

Apple Music screencap canvasTwo Apple Music news items today. First, the messaging service WhatsApp is running beta tests of an integration with the Apple streaming service. The app is working on a feature that allows users to share music with contacts, either from Apple Music or from locally stored files. No word yet whether WhatsApp might be adding other music sources before or after this feature goes live.

The second development is that Apple Music is nearing a launch in South Korea. An unnamed official reportedly said that Apple has agreed to how copyright fees will be paid, although specific details were not disclosed. Apple Music is available in several other Asian markets already, including China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia.

Anna Washenko