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We're now T-minus seven days and counting until Beats Music blasts onto the streaming music scene, but you won't have to wait that long to poke around the company's website.
GigaOM managed to get early access to the new Beats Music service ahead of its January 21 launch, and posted a plethora of screenshots from the web-based version of the latest contender to the streaming music throne.
Although Beats Music does have a website, it's important to note that the service is heavily pushing itself as "mobile first" -- a fact made clear after signup, because the free seven-day trial period doesn't actually kick in until you download one of the Beats Music apps, which are available on iOS, Android or Windows Phone 8.
Judging from the screenshots, Beats Music follows the same general design as most everything else that Beats does, with a heaping helping of large photos. Subscribers will have their own profile page that largely matches the music artists featured on the service, with "My Playlists" replacing "All Music."
Speaking of artists, Beats Music is working hard to help subscribers find new tracks to listen to, so there will be plenty of pre-built playlists to choose from. Curated playlists include official launch partners Ellen DeGeneres with a 92-track list of "good music" as well as retailer Target.
Beats Music launches next Tuesday, January 21 for $9.99 per month, with a five-user, 10-device family plan also available exclusively for AT&T subscribers priced at $14.99 per month. Want to secure your favorite username ahead of next week's launch? Head to the Beats Music website and claim it right now.
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