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


This week, check out an exclusive short film about Apple Music's latest Up Next artist, H.E.R. The film covers what the singer wants from her career, and how far she has come to date.

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 Elton John, Ezra Koenig, and Noisey.

  • Rocket Hour - Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish joins Elton John this week on the show to talk about her general dislike of genres, with the playlist for this week powered by Eilish, as well as the likes of Franc Moody, lovelytheband, and Vök.

  • Time Crisis - Ezra and Jake are joined this week by The Long Dumb Road star Jason Mantzoukas and director Hannah Fidell. This week, the boys also play music from Grateful Dead, Baio, Bob Dylan, and Drake.

  • Noisey Radio - Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander shows up on this week's episode, which features work from Young Gretness, Lil Peep, wifisfuneral, and Years & Years.

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 Ariana Grande, Juice WRLD, Jennifer Lopez, Madison Beer, and more. - Get the playlist
  • 52nd Annual CMA Awards - The Country Music Awards are coming up, so get ready with this playlist full of music from the genre's biggest artists, including Brett Young, Brothers Osborne, Carrie Underwood, and Kacey Musgraves. - Get the playlist
  • Untitled - These indie tracks resist description and genre labels, and are some of the more unique sounds of the moment, from the likes of The Marías, Julien Baker, Nilüfer Yanya, and Sunflower. - Get the playlist

Video playlists

  • Today's Video Hits - Check out the best videos that are making a splash right now, from artists like Shawn Mendes, Bazzi, NCT 127, and DJ Snake. - Get the playlist
  • Groundbreaking Videos - These videos have set standards across the history of the music video, combining technology and art to create truly unique videos from musicians such as Peter Gabriel, a-ha, Michael Jackson, and The Carters. - Watch the list
  • '10s Video Hits - It's hard to believe that we'll soon enter the last year of this decade, so let's get a little nostalgic by looking back at some of the best videos from 2010 onwards, featuring work from Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Gotye. - Watch the list

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