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  • #51
    Originally posted by JakeP
    Originally posted by Thriller
    Do you think it's still as big a deal as it was? I don't know whether teens really care anymore/the chart is on their radar.
    You're quite right Thriller, teens have no interest in the charts in the same way i was in the late 90s/early 00s. I loved shows like CD:UK that made the charts seem more like an event. There hasn't been any type of chart show to engage young teenagers. If anything, the closest i can think of was The x factor at its peak when tracks by Bruno Mars and Rihanna were performed by the likes of Matt Cardle and One Direction, and then the songs got a significant boost on iTunes.
    I do feel like the charts are referenced less and less these days, plus Radio 1 obviously shunted it into a shorter slot demeaning its value. Shows like Sounds Like Friday Night, launched as a new music show, don't even reference chart positions either.

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    • #52
      Originally posted by ferrero
      For some who doesn't listen radio, they will make use of Spotify's top 50 tracks chart to checkout new music.
      ...which ultimately means they're going to discover about 3 new songs a week. Gosh! What is the point? They won't even care for the new entries and just stick with the songs they already like, hence those songs keep getting streamed and 12 months later they finally drop out of the top 50. :evil:

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      • #53
        I feel like the 'problems' in this thread only matter to us chart stans.

        If Spotify listeners don't like the music on the Spotify Top 50 or Today's Top Hits then why should they listen to it? They obviously do ...

        Chart companies obviously can't get their charts right. Sure, Spotify could support more, but they're a business and well, they seem to have other priorities and of course have their own charts.

        Regarding Apple, is iTunes really making direct profits? And even if, I guess those are peanuts in contrast to iPhone profits. Apple is only investing in music because it makes them sell more hardware and collect more data etc.
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        • #54
          Originally posted by JakeP
          Originally posted by ferrero
          For some who doesn't listen radio, they will make use of Spotify's top 50 tracks chart to checkout new music.
          ...which ultimately means they're going to discover about 3 new songs a week. Gosh! What is the point? They won't even care for the new entries and just stick with the songs they already like, hence those songs keep getting streamed and 12 months later they finally drop out of the top 50. :evil:
          I dont think radio is any better in this sense as well..

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          • #55
            Re: iTunes to close in 2019

            They generate over $2b dollars annually for Apple. I doubt they’d give it up until such time that it’s revenue isn’t generating rating as much. I do however see Google Music taking over and an uptake in physical sales
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            • #56
              Originally posted by ferrero
              Originally posted by JakeP
              Originally posted by ferrero
              For some who doesn't listen radio, they will make use of Spotify's top 50 tracks chart to checkout new music.
              ...which ultimately means they're going to discover about 3 new songs a week. Gosh! What is the point? They won't even care for the new entries and just stick with the songs they already like, hence those songs keep getting streamed and 12 months later they finally drop out of the top 50. :evil:
              I dont think radio is any better in this sense as well..
              BBC Radio stations have routinely 10-12 new playlisted songs every week at least, and they are much more alternative/indie than those tropical (in fact, rubbish) pop dominated playlists oriented these days.
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              • #57
                I do not think it will be closed so soon, like mentioned in some posts above it brings a lot of money, people still buy singles digitally, not as much as they used to, though, not everything is on streaming, and some people like buying from iTunes but do not like to stream. Just like with CDs and vinyls, you can still buy both despite people's moving to digital and streaming. They may close it somewhere in the future, but I do not see it happen in 2019.
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                • #58
                  Given how fast downloads are dropping and how streaming keeps booming, it wouldn't be surprising to see it close in 2019. It probably won't be profitable anymore at that point.

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                  • #59
                    Re: iTunes to close in 2019

                    Some people never got into purchasing songs, they never purchased albums or physical singles, at least in areas and countries in development Streaming has been the only saving grace. For $6.00 (that's the price for Premium Spotify / Deezer / Apple Music here in Central America) you access millions of songs, it does suck that not ALL of them are in there but most people don't care about that weird b-side from a 1999 Mandy Moore album for example. Streaming has revived the industry, and I was one of the people who used to hate it back in the day. Not anymore.

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                    • #60
                      Well I do hope not, I'm one of the old blokes who still uses it. If legal downloads cease, people who do not want to stream will just download from illegal sites instead.
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                      • #61
                        Originally posted by CrazyCrazy
                        Well I do hope not, I'm one of the old blokes who still uses it. If legal downloads cease, people who do not want to stream will just download from illegal sites instead.
                        I, for one, don’t stream. If it closes down, I’ll comtinue with physicals and download illegally until I get the physical
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                        • #62
                          Yeah I also would wait for physical copies and use illegal downloads if iTunes would close down

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                          • #63
                            Re: iTunes to close in 2019

                            I wonder if it's still a thing now and wouldn't it be back in a few months/years when it's gone?
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                            • #64
                              Originally posted by Guru
                              Originally posted by CrazyCrazy
                              Well I do hope not, I'm one of the old blokes who still uses it. If legal downloads cease, people who do not want to stream will just download from illegal sites instead.
                              I, for one, don’t stream. If it closes down, I’ll comtinue with physicals and download illegally until I get the physical

                              Me too. I'm not streaming. I like to own the music I have.
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                              • #65
                                Apple Is Finally Killing iTunes
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                                • #66
                                  Originally posted by Jonathan View Post
                                  But you can still buy music etc. separately? I‘m okay with that. Killing digital sales overall would be bad.
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                                  • #67
                                    Had to be a done but RIP to a great era.

                                    Spotify killing music tastes one consumer at a time.
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                                    • #68
                                      Originally posted by JeremySpears View Post
                                      But you can still buy music etc. separately? I‘m okay with that. Killing digital sales overall would be bad.
                                      I think you would still be able to, but we'll find out on Monday.

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                                      • #69
                                        Interesting end to an era indeed.

                                        I suppose everyone must evolve to remain viable.

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                                        • #70
                                          Is it the end of sales charts ?
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                                          • #71
                                            Originally posted by LastDreamer View Post
                                            Is it the end of sales charts ?
                                            I don't think iTunes impacts the charts it once did.
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                                            • #72
                                              Originally posted by jules25 View Post
                                              I don't think iTunes impacts the charts it once did.
                                              It 100% doesn’t but like I said killing digital sales overall is not it.

                                              Anyway this is what it will look like so it’s still there but like the article says it’s going to be slplit up. I‘m okay with that.

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                                              • #73
                                                Will I still be able to use my iPod (classic)? Does anyone know what's going to happen with an individual iTunes library? I spent a fortune on purchasing digital albums and singles and tbh, I still buy tons of CD's and I love to keep sticking to my library, listening to my own playlists, owning music, etc.
                                                If these features don't disappear, I'll be fine with iTunes being split into different parts.

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                                                • #74
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                                                  Last edited by TripTheTrackFantastic; Sun June 2nd, 2019, 16:17.
                                                  Leave the grouch out of it - just listen to music like normal people and then you might appreciate/ enjoy it

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                                                  • #75
                                                    Originally posted by LastDreamer View Post
                                                    Is it the end of sales charts ?
                                                    There's still the physical records to make charts out of.
                                                    One site says that places such as Japan are sticking with downloads, since broadband speeds are getting fast.

                                                    It's possible that Apple will feature downloads in their new Operating System, for that's the road they are going down.

                                                    But I think most people are not interested in the streaming charts, well at least in the UK.

                                                    Charity records will suffer the most from ending downloads. They will only now appear on physical records at much greater expense to the charity.
                                                    The worst affected will be the Eurovision Songs in the UK, they only made any impact on the OCC UK chart due to downloads. Streamers ignored them on mass!
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