Apple Music has partnered with A R Rahman to set up 2 Mac Labs at the KM Music Conservatories (KMMC) based in Chennai and the upcoming campus in Mumbai founded by the Oscar-winning musician.
The Mac Labs will teach students how to create music using Logic Pro X, Apple’s professional music creation app for the Mac. Apple Music said it will also contribute to fund 10 full-time musical scholarships for students from underprivileged backgrounds.
Apple Music and KM Music Conservatory announce new Mac Labs in India https://t.co/DPtTec2ALq
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) October 11, 2017
“Music is a healer for today’s world and we share the same affinity and love of music with Apple Music,” said Rahman.
“The labs and scholarships at KMMC make an invaluable contribution to helping to develop the talents of tomorrow’s musicians and composers. For over 20 years, I’ve been a loyal Logic Pro user and am excited to be on this journey together with Apple,” he added.
A.R. Rahman, an Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning music composer/singer/songwriter founded the KM Music Conservatory in 2008 to expand the horizons of musicians in India. While continuing to strengthen the art of Indian music, the institution also offers an education in Western music and music technology.
“It’s an honour to be in Mumbai and I am humbled to be in the presence of the talented A.R. Rahman to make this announcement together,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services.
Earlier Apple Music had announced its collaboration with Radio City 91.1 FM to allow people across the country to enjoy music that resonates with their personal tastes through playlists curated by the channel.
A two-year-old company Apple Music’s subscription streaming service now has over 27 million paying subscribers, up from 20 million subscribers in December.
Apple Music competes with Spotify, which is twice as big as the former with more than 50 million subscribers.
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