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PopArchivist
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Posted: 31 May 2019 at 8:19pm | IP Logged Quote PopArchivist

When I was a kid I listened to an LP,
The artwork was great for all to see,
When I was a kid I listened to a 45,
They were unique but terrible for a long car drive,
Then when I got older I took a risk,
Got hooked on the ease of a CD and the clarity of sound,
Until 2001 when Itunes came out and ultimately found,
That people would settle for an inferior quality digital download copy,
As the CD single disappeared by 2015 and the releases were sporatic and sloppy,
ITUNES kept updating and taking the fun along with the ease,
Some people still loved cover art and used ITUNES for what they please,
Even though to this board the CD will always be king,
The news that Apple killed ITUNES for some will only bring,
Sadness that the software of their youth is gone replaced by apps and Spotify streaming,
At least they haven't discontinued the CD yet or are we fooling ourselves and just dreaming?

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/apple-is-final ly-killing-itunes-842750/

Edited by PopArchivist on 31 May 2019 at 8:20pm
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Posted: 01 June 2019 at 6:43am | IP Logged Quote elcoleccionista

I used to love iTunes many years ago, it got me to stop
using Windows Media Player, but it progressively got
sloppier with many of its updates, at least to my
liking, as well as bugs that have to date not been
fixed. Cover flow disappearing was indeed one of the
most disappointing because it was the best way to look
at artwork. Not sure I'll miss it that much in its
present form, it'll take some time to get used to the
standalone music app is all.
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Posted: 01 June 2019 at 8:08am | IP Logged Quote edtop40

what does this mean?....all my songs will be deleted from
itunes?

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Posted: 01 June 2019 at 10:34am | IP Logged Quote kingofskiffle

Reading further what it basically means is that in a new update Apple
will be splitting the (large and very bloated) app into separate pieces.
They have been this way for ages on iPad/iPhone/iPod so this makes
sense. They will not stop selling downloads. Vinyl 45RPM records,
invented and launched over 74 years ago are still made and sold and
Apple makes a vast amount of money from those sales.

What is being removed is the iTunes programme which is then being
replaced by something else to do the same job. That’s the bit hidden
behind the attention grading headline.
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Posted: 04 June 2019 at 11:47pm | IP Logged Quote Steve Carras

PopArchivist wrote:
When I was a kid I listened to
an LP,
The artwork was great for all to see,
When I was a kid I listened to a 45,
They were unique but terrible for a long car drive,
Then when I got older I took a risk,
Got hooked on the ease of a CD and the clarity of
sound,
Until 2001 when Itunes came out and ultimately found,
That people would settle for an inferior quality
digital download copy,
As the CD single disappeared by 2015 and the releases
were sporatic and sloppy,
ITUNES kept updating and taking the fun along with
the ease,
Some people still loved cover art and used ITUNES for
what they please,
Even though to this board the CD will always be king,
The news that Apple killed ITUNES for some will only
bring,
Sadness that the software of their youth is gone
replaced by apps and Spotify streaming,
At least they haven't discontinued the CD yet or are
we fooling ourselves and just dreaming?

news/apple-is-finally-killing-itunes-842750/ ">
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/apple-
is-final ly-killing-itunes-842750/


RIP iTunes.

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Posted: 09 June 2019 at 8:22am | IP Logged Quote jebsib

Despite things being 'retained', the writing is on the wall.

It's pretty clear where Apple (and the industry) is going, but a wholesale
cancellation of iTunes would create a massive PR backlash from millions of
users who have spent billions (?) of dollars over the last 15 years.

But by phasing this out in stages over a couple of years - with rebranding and
upgrades - burying the interface in a Mac Finder - it's a 'soft cancellation'.

I really don't think that after this, record companies, etc will be making iTunes
(Music) any sort of priority moving forward.

Edited by jebsib on 10 June 2019 at 5:56am
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Posted: 09 June 2019 at 4:03pm | IP Logged Quote Hykker

What percentage of music downloads are via I-tunes? Who
are the other major players other than Amazon?

I was under the impression that I-tunes had the lion's
share of that business, with many exclusives. If they're
phasing it out, that doesn't bode well for downloads in
general.
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Posted: 11 June 2019 at 4:24am | IP Logged Quote Paul Haney

Just like the death of vinyl and CDs, this death of
downloads is GREATLY exaggerated. I have a feeling that
the iTunes store will still be around (in one form or
another) for many years to come. Even if iTunes were to
close up shop tomorrow, I'd still think that anything that
was already purchased and placed on your hard drive would
still be there (provided you have everything properly
backed-up, of course).

Edited by Paul Haney on 11 June 2019 at 4:25am
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Posted: 11 June 2019 at 8:05am | IP Logged Quote eriejwg

In my line of work, I've always had all the digital
music
in my library on my actual hard drives. It's mainly
because some locations I travel to the wi-fi
accessibility
is spotty at best. If I relied on complete streaming of
music (which it's illegal for me to do) I'd be out of
business.

I've never depended on iTunes other than the out of the
ordinary song requests I get (my clients musical tastes
are expanding thanks to suggestions via Spotify or
Pandora listening.) I then download the purchased
song(s) to my hard drives.

Edited by eriejwg on 11 June 2019 at 8:06am


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Posted: 11 June 2019 at 3:45pm | IP Logged Quote The Hits Man

The breakup of iTunes will only happen for the Mac on
their new operating system coming this fall. iTunes will
still be around for Windows users.

No one will lose their music.

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Posted: 14 June 2019 at 8:19am | IP Logged Quote Steve Carras

The Hits Man wrote:
The breakup of iTunes will only
happen for the Mac on
their new operating system coming this fall. iTunes
will
still be around for Windows users.

No one will lose their music.


GOOD!

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