“This is a momentous month for Apple’s future as a part of the music world,” Jason Snell writes for iMore. “On June 30 we’ll get our first glimpse at Apple Music, Apple’s own music subscription service. But Apple’s history with music goes back 14 years, and what a long, strange trip it’s been.”
“Steve Jobs famously said that people wanted to buy, not rent, their music. But times change, and Jobs famously changed his mind all the time—once he was convinced that he was wrong,” Snell writes. “While a la carte music sales aren’t going to disappear entirely, it’s clear that there’s also a major segment of the music market that would much rather pay to have access to a giant streaming library. With the purchase of Beats and the launch of Apple Music on June 30, Apple’s entering yet another phase in its relationship to music.”
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