According to DownDetector, the problems began shortly before 9am EST.
@AppleMusicHelp Hi, Music on iOS 9.2 is telling me this when I try to play a song even though I pay$15/m pic.twitter.com/OAN5EMdtKy
— Eytan Schulman (@eytanschulman) January 14, 2016
OK who broke Apple Music? The service is down. Can't stream nada. Can't hear @beats1radio either.
— Lino Morales (@lino_and_rico) January 14, 2016
Apple has yet to acknowledge the outage. We have contacted Apple for more information and will update this post when we hear back.
Update (16:00 GMT):
Apple has updated its system status page to acknowledge the issue and says it has now been resolved.