With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, those able to work from home are doing so, with Apple Music’s own Beats 1 hosts joining in as well
According to Billboard, Apple says DJs such as Zane Lowe will be broadcasting from home and conducting interviews using FaceTime on an iPhone, including upcoming interviews with Elton John and Hayley Williams. The shift applies starting today for these Beats 1 DJs.
Shows exclusive to Apple Music, such as Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig will be recorded on iPhones. It’s unknown at this time whether professional equipment will be used to record non-interview parts, or just an iPhone.
“To prioritize the health and safety of its staff and guests, beginning today, Apple Music hosts will record their shows with field equipment from their homes, working virtually via FaceTime on iPhone,” explained Apple.
“Tune in for an array of fresh and genre-spanning shows through out the week as Beats 1 remains committed to continuing to deliver its eclectic programming to passionate music fans across the globe.”
Beats 1 is a live station available free for all to tune into as it does not require an Apple Music subscription, which costs $9.99 per month in Canada for an individual plan.