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    by » Tue December 12th, 2017, 13:54

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
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    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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    by » Tue December 12th, 2017, 19:37

    Quote 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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    by » Tue December 12th, 2017, 20:43

    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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    by » Wed December 13th, 2017, 13:03

    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP
    Quote 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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    by » Sun December 17th, 2017, 08:11

    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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    by » Sun December 17th, 2017, 08:14

    Quote Originally Posted by ferrero
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    Quote 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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    by » Sun December 17th, 2017, 08:18

    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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    by » Mon December 18th, 2017, 16:01

    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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    by » Tue December 19th, 2017, 16:30

    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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    by » Tue December 19th, 2017, 18:59

    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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    by » Wed December 20th, 2017, 06:22

    Quote 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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    by » Wed December 20th, 2017, 10:13

    Yeah I also would wait for physical copies and use illegal downloads if iTunes would close down

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    by » Sat June 9th, 2018, 14:07

    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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    by » Sat June 9th, 2018, 14:17

    Quote Originally Posted by Guru
    Quote 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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    by » Fri May 31st, 2019, 19:55

    Quote 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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    by » Fri May 31st, 2019, 20:05

    Had to be a done but RIP to a great era.

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    by » Fri May 31st, 2019, 20:28

    Quote 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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    by » Fri May 31st, 2019, 20:30

    Interesting end to an era indeed.

    I suppose everyone must evolve to remain viable.

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    by » Fri May 31st, 2019, 21:19

    Quote 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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    by » Fri May 31st, 2019, 21:24

    Quote 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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    by » Sat June 1st, 2019, 12:08

    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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    Leave the grouch out of it - just listen to music like normal people and then you might appreciate/ enjoy it

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    by » Sun June 2nd, 2019, 20:26

    Quote 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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