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Beats 1 to debut with Eminem interview on first Zane Lowe show

With the furore over Apple Music royalties in full swing, there’s been little time to take notice of the imminent launch of Apple’s Beats 1 radio station.

Fortunately, poached radio DJ Zane Lowe has clawed back some interest to the service with the announcement of Beats 1’s very first guest.

Lowe posted on Instagram revealing that his debut interview will be with none other than Eminem.

The interview will air on Beats 1 at some point “next week”, although we’d expect it will fall on June 30 alongside the platform’s launch date.

The New Zealand-born DJ previously interviewed Eminem for BBC Radio One back in 2013.

It’s fitting that Eminem is the first guest as he was first signed in 1998 by Dr Dre, co-founder of Beats Music, the spiritual predecessor of Apple Music.

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It’s not clear how long the interview will go on for, or whether it will be available to listen to post-airing.

Early hands-on reports of Apple Music suggest there is no catch-up option for Beats 1, which could make the Eminem interview difficult to get hold of.

Beats 1 will launch alongside Apple Music on Tuesday, and will be available as part of the company’s three month free trial service.

It’s set to run 24/7, with three DJs at the helm, including Zane Lowe in LA, Ebro Darden in New York, and Julie Adenuga in London.

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