“I gave Spotify a try, but I didn’t like it. I couldn’t find the artists I enjoyed. It didn’t make sense for my listening habits, and I wasn’t ready to abandon my massive digital music library yet. Spotify didn’t work for me,” Travis Bernard writes for TechCrunch. “Then Apple launched iTunes Match a few years ago. I love Match. I believe it’s the best music product Apple has released for power users.”
“What made Match so special was that you could use iTunes like a Dropbox locker for your digital music files — but still maintain your playlists. It was a service for those that wanted both their digital files and needed an easy way — even though Apple says it’s not a backup service — to back them up,” Bernard writes. “My only complaint with iTunes Match is that the song limit is too low (currently it’s only 25k), but we’ve heard that it will increase to 100k soon. ”
“So when Apple Music was announced, I had high hopes. I was excited about Apple Music and how it would work in conjunction with iTunes Match. I wanted Apple Music to be the messiah. It isn’t,” Bernard writes. “That’s not to say that I don’t like it. It’s a huge improvement over what was previously available… But, no surprise, I want it to work right and be better. I want Apple to make Apple Music the elusive software that I’ve been dreaming about for years. Right now Apple Music is for people with no clue what to stream. It’s a mainstream service, with mainstream goals for mainstream listeners. It should be more. And it can be more.””
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We basically agree with all 9 of Bernard’s suggestions. Some of them are painfully obvious, such as: Alerts for new releases from artists you follow in Connect. Hopefully Apple’s working on many (or all) of them right now!