Best new playlists, shows, and exclusives on Apple Music in September 2018


This week, Apple Music has an exclusive video from Greta Van Fleet. The video comes from the band's Up Next Session, with a new live version of "When the Curtain Falls," from their upcoming album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army. You can also add that Up Next Session album to your library, too.

Best of Beats 1

One of the best parts of Apple's Beats 1 is the lineup of unique shows that the station has assembled. Apple Music subscribers can listen to each full episode on demand, or skip to the new playlist with tracks from that week's show. This week, we've got new episodes from Claude VonStroke, St. Vincent, and Jehnny Beth

  • Dirtybird Radio - Claude VonStroke interviews Will Clarke and offers up a mix from Patrick Topping, along with a playlist full of artists like Shiba San, Vangelis Kostoxenakis, Lubelski, and Steve Darko.
  • Time Crisis - This week, St. Vincent has a mixtape for people looking for a fresh start, led by the likes of Mitski, Chastity Belt, Dilly Dally, and Pixies.
  • Start Making Sense - Jehnny Beth welcomes Geoff Barrow to the show to talk about how to keep music fun, accompanied by a playlist with artists such as Johnny Hostile, Beak>, James Blake, and Jungle.

Essential Playlists

Apple Music features a number of carefully curated playlists built both by its own experts as well as several influential publications and companies. These lists highlight the week's best music, interesting artists that you should be listening to, and more, and are constantly updated with fresh tracks.

Music playlists

  • Best of the Week - The Apple Music team has collected the week's biggest and best tracks into a new updating list. This week, enjoy music from Lil Wayne, Logic, PRETTYMUCH, yaeji, and more. - Get the playlist
  • Today's Hits - These are the top songs filling the earbuds and speakers of music listeners today, currently led by musicians like MKTO, Bryce Vine, Lil Wayne, and Khalid. - Get the playlist
  • Future Hits - We've covered what's hot right now, but these tracks will be lighting up the charts soon. This is the music you should be paying attention to, starting with Lil Wayne, Shawn Mendes, Imagine Dragons, and Dinah Jane. - Get the playlist

Video playlists

  • Today's Video Hits - This list is chock full of today's top music videos from DJ Khaled, benny blanco, Bebe Rexha, and many many more. - Watch the list
  • The Plug Videos - These hip-hop videos hype a luxury lifestyle, with videos on this list coming from Swizzled Beats, 2 Chainz, Nasty C, and Nicki Minaj. - Watch the list
  • The A-List: Pop Videos - The top videos in pop music right now, from Ariana Grande to Janelle Monáe. - Watch the list

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Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.