When Apple set up Beats 1 it had a clause that allowed it to create up to five additional Beats radio stations without needing to renegotiate with labels.
For a while now there has been many complaints that Beats 1 has tried to be all things to all men and in the process it upset many users as they found that they were constantly being forced to listen to music genres that was not their Tate.
This could soon change as Apple has filled trademarks for the B2, B3, B4, and B5 marks, as well as for the corresponding Beats 2, Beats 3, Beats 4, and Beats 5 marks, reports via MacRumors.
This move by Apple suggests the company is preparing to launch new stations either for different locales or perhaps different genres.
The owner of the trademark applications is listed as Beats Electronics, LLC and the applications are filed under the Telecommunications and Education classes.