There are lots of streaming music services out and it often isn’t just the quantity and quality of the back catalogue that dictates which we subscribe too. I recently discovered that university graduates can pay a £12 annual subscription to get an NUS Extra card, which then entitles you to normal student discounts in a variety of places. One company that has utilised such a scheme is Spotify, where the premium service can be subscribed to for £4.99 per month. Now Apple have announced a similar deal for students, offering half price subscription. That takes the prices down to £4.99 a month and provides a similar service to Spotify, but there’s a difference: Apple uses a different system, not based on the NUS card, and instead checks that you’re an existing student. That means that the NUS Extra card isn’t applicable so graduates cannot take advantage of the offer. Apple Music hasn’t had the best of starts, with criticisms about its design prompting rumours of a fresh re-launch next month. Nonetheless, it already has a sizeable market share with 13 million subscribers, up from 11 million just three months ago. Issues of the NUS card aside, would our student readers now be tempted to sign up for the Apple service over its rivals?