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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.
          "What goes around comes back around my baby"

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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.

                            P.S. I use Windows.
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                            • #74
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                              Last edited by TripTheTrackFantastic; Sun June 2, 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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                                • #76
                                  At least Kylie will collect her coins and pre-order sales before the store closes.
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                                  • #77
                                    who was still using this tho
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                                    • #78
                                      What a shame I won't be making 4p for every single release
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                                      • #79
                                        Guys, you can't love food, but don't buy them. Same goes with music. If you love it, you buy it, yes? Now start buying the songs you love on iTunes. But first, buy the song Higher Love and stream it 10 times a day this week, because it has a another chance to go #1! Whatchuwaitin' for?

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                                        • #80
                                          Originally posted by nemospence View Post
                                          Guys, you can't love food, but don't buy them. Same goes with music. If you love it, you buy it, yes? Now start buying the songs you love on iTunes. But first, buy the song Higher Love and stream it 10 times a day this week, because it has a another chance to go #1! Whatchuwaitin' for?
                                          I love your sentiment, and it would be incredible if this finally topped the charts. It's such a shame it got denied #1 status in the UK just because Ed Sheeran just happened to release a remix to a song that was never gonna top the charts as an album track. He pulled the same trick with Perfect - was never gonna be #1 with just the album version alone so it got Beyonce and Andrea Bocelli to release alternative versions and et voila he's got a #1 hit.

                                          The official charts can be a chore sometimes.

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                                          • #81
                                            Goodbye, iTunes: Once-Revolutionary App Gone in Mac Update

                                            It’s time to bid farewell to iTunes, the once-revolutionary program that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy.

                                            That assumes, of course, that you still use iTunes -- and many people no longer do. On iPhones, the functions have long been split into separate apps for music, video and books. Mac computers follow suit Monday with a software update called Catalina.

                                            Music-subscription services like Spotify and Apple Music have largely supplanted both the iTunes software and sales of individual songs, which iTunes first made available for 99 cents apiece. Apple is now giving iTunes its latest push toward the grave. For anyone who has subscribed to Apple Music, the music store will now be hidden on the Mac.

                                            Sidelining the all-in-one iTunes in favor of separate apps for music, video and other services will let Apple build features for specific types of media and better promote its TV-streaming and music services to help offset slowing sales of iPhones.

                                            In the early days, iTunes was simply a way to get music onto Apple’s marquee product, the iPod music player. Users connected the iPod to a computer, and songs automatically synced -- simplicity unheard of at the time.

                                            “I would just kind of mock my friends who were into anything other than iPods,” said Jacob Titus, a 26-year-old graphic designer in South Bend, Indiana.

                                            Apple launched its iTunes Music Store in 2003, two years after the iPod’s debut. With simple pricing at launch -- 99 cents a single, $9.99 for most albums -- many consumers were content to buy music legally rather than seek out sketchy sites for pirated downloads.

                                            But over time, iTunes software expanded to include podcasts, e-books, audiobooks, movies and TV shows. In the iPhone era, iTunes also made backups and synced voice memos. As the software got bloated to support additional functions, iTunes lost the ease and simplicity that gave it its charm.

                                            And with online cloud storage and wireless syncing, it no longer became necessary to connect iPhones to a computer -- and iTunes -- with a cable.

                                            Titus said he uses iTunes only to hear obscure Kanye West songs he can’t find streaming. “At the time it seemed great,” he said. “But it kind of stayed that same speed forever.”

                                            The way people listen to music has changed, too. The U.S. recording industry now gets 80% of revenue from paid subscriptions and other streaming. In the first half of 2019, paid subscriptions to Apple Music and competing services rose 30% from a year earlier to 61 million, or $2.8 billion, while revenue from digital downloads fell nearly 18% to $462 million.

                                            “The move away from iTunes really does perfectly mirror the general industry move away from sales” and toward subscriptions, said Randy Nelson, head of insights at Sensor Tower.

                                            Rachel Shpringer, a 35-year-old patent agent in Los Angeles, spent years curating playlists on iTunes. But over time, she realized that was cutting her off from new music. She now gets music through a SiriusXM subscription.

                                            The Mac’s new Music app, which gets the old iTunes icon, is the new home for -- drum roll -- music. That includes songs previously bought from the iTunes store or ripped from CDs, as well as Apple’s free online radio stations. It’s also the home for Apple’s $10-a-month music subscription.

                                            Apple Music subscribers will no longer see the iTunes music store, unless they restore it in settings. Non-subscribers will see the store as a tab, along with plenty of ways to subscribe to Apple Music. (On iPhones, iTunes Store remains its own app for buying music and video.)

                                            The iTunes store for TV shows and movies will still be prominent on Macs, though now as part of the TV app. Video available to buy or rent will be mixed in with other movies and shows -- including exclusive offerings through Apple TV Plus.

                                            The new Podcasts app gets a feature that indexes individual episodes, so you can more easily search for actors or fads that don’t appear in the podcast’s text description. The Mac previously got separate apps for voice memos and books, including audiobooks. The iPhone syncing and backup functions traditionally found in iTunes have been incorporated into the Mac’s navigation interface, Finder.
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                                            • #82
                                              Record labels made so much money from this. I wonder if the streaming conversion matches.
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                                              • #83
                                                So, I can't buy songs individually anymore? - I still use my iPod classic... I still don't get it why they won't keep it alive. Even if streaming is more popular, it's not like 462 million $ revenue in the first half of 2019 for downloads on iTunes is something to miss....

                                                + I use iTunes to scrobble my tracks for last.fm as well.
                                                Last edited by Mainshow; Tue October 8, 2019, 02:04.
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                                                • #84
                                                  Wait a minute, I don’t care about the iTunes Store going, but the music player? What will happen to all my playlists and file tags if I update to this new player?!
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                                                  • #85
                                                    Wait a minute, I don’t care about the iTunes Store going, but the music player? What will happen to all my playlists and file tags if I update to this new player?!
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                                                    • #86
                                                      Originally posted by Mainshow View Post
                                                      So, I can't buy songs individually anymore? - I still use my iPod classic... I still don't get it why they won't keep it alive. Even if streaming is more popular, it's not like 462 million $ revenue in the first half of 2019 for downloads on iTunes is something to miss....

                                                      + I use iTunes to scrobble my tracks for last.fm as well.
                                                      I think you can still purchase songs you listen to on the Music platform. But I think the iTunes store as a standalone thing will be gone, unless you change your settings - according to that article.
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