Drake & Pharrell Williams’ Involvement With Apple Confirmed


(AllHipHop News) Drake and Pharrell Williams will be teaming with Apple in some capacity, according to Billboard. The publication reports the two music stars are confirmed to be in attendance at Apple’s 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference starting next week.

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There is no official word on what role Drake and Pharrell will serve during their respective partnerships with Apple. The New York Post previously reported Drake was in negotiations to make around $19 million to serve as a guest DJ for the revamped iTunes Radio, but a source tells Billboard that number is not likely to be accurate.

“Apple doesn’t normally pay artists for those types of collaborations,” said Billboard‘s source.

The 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference is being held June 8-12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. The annual event is normally highlighted by Apple introducing new products such as updated versions of iOS and the latest iPhone.

“The App Store ignited an app ecosystem that is simply amazing, forever changing the lives of customers and creating millions of jobs worldwide,” states Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We’ve got incredible new technologies for iOS and OS X to share with developers at WWDC and around the world, and can’t wait to see the next generation of apps they create.”

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