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Apple Redesigning Cover Art for Thousands of Apple Music Playlists With the Help of Iconic Artists

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Over the last several weeks, Apple has been quietly updating the artwork for thousands of playlists in Apple Music.

Now, The Verge has a report out on Friday that sheds some light on what’s happening with the change. Apparently Apple is looking to spice things up when it comes to its available playlists, wanting to let artists freshen up the place, so to speak. Apple wants the artwork to “connect more directly with the communities and the culture for which they were intended”.

And this is Apple, so the company requested the assistance of a variety of artists to show off their skills:

“Those artists are huge names in the industry, and they’re very close to the genres they design work for. “The Apple team mentioned in our initial conversations that they were big fans of my work,” Gerard Huerta wrote to me in an email. He began his career doing custom lettering for bands like Blue Öyster Cult, Boston, Foreigner, Alvin Lee, and Ted Nugent. He’s designed, among other things, the iconic AC/DC logo. Apple approached him to do art for the playlists “Classic Metal” and “The Riff.””

While Apple has been updating some of the playlists within Apple Music already, the wider rollout will take place over the next few months. Over that time, Apple Music subscribers should start to see playlist artwork that really stands out, and looks visually appealing compared to the more standard fare that used to take up space.

You can check out a few of the new pieces through the source link below. What do you think of the new art? Have you seen any of the new pieces yourself while using the streaming music platform?

In related Apple Music news, it was recently reported that Apple Music listeners flying on domestic American Airlines flights can stream music for free while traveling. And as far as subscribers go, Apple Music recently surpassed 50 million paying customers.

[via The Verge]

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