Newswire: Apple to protect sensitive ears by censoring explicit songs on Beats1

When Apple announced in early June that it would be launching a new music streaming service, cleverly named Apple Music, there wasn’t much to make it stand out from the already-crowded field of music streaming services like Spotify and Rdio. Thankfully, the company has taken steps to rectify that: Unlike most of its competitors, Apple has decided you’ve heard quite enough of that filth, mister. Variety reports Beats1, Apple’s newly launched 24-hour live radio program, is only playing clean versions of explicit songs.

Furthermore, even if you seek out the explicit versions of songs through the subscription service—which you are certainly welcome to do, though don’t come crying to us when your soul is burning in hell—the titles have also been censored. Who wants to hear the explicit version of N.W.A.’s immortal “Fuck Tha Police”? No problem, but Apple doesn’t …

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