Why can't Apple Music and iTunes Music Store be combined?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Rogifan, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Anyone know why they have to be kept seperate? I'm sure Apple could easily flag the music that is buy only. Is it the record companies forcing them to remain seperate?
     
  2. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    It makes sense to keep them separate because downloads will be phased out eventually. At that point there won't be a need for a music "store".
     
  3. KrisLord macrumors 6502a

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    Compare it to the Amazon Video store. It's a messy mix of video you can watch with your prime subscription and what you have to buy.
     
  4. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    I can only see this happening if all music gets onto Apple music. if copyright holders don't stream as the only option, then no Apple music... simple enough.

    Since no one else can change their minds, i dunno why Apple thinks it can. The up-shot will be, less music available to stream.
     
  5. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Streaming on AM/Spotify/etc is a huge benefit to artists, in the same way that YouTube helped unknowns get worldwide exposure. Resisting this sea change is pretty futile.
     
  6. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    True, but i'm saying this based on history, how tough it has been to get them on Apple music. or any streaming service,. They go kicking and screaming in some cases.


    Maybie i'll be wrong... but they have resisted for longer than 10+ years, so i don't see how Apple can just flick a switch and everyone would just "comply" without question.
     
  7. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I'm amazed too at some of the holdouts - but if even the Beatles gave in... and that wasn't out of their generosity and love of their fans, LOL, it was hurting them in the pocketbook.
     
  8. navaira macrumors 68040

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    Maybe I should put the calculation of how much an artist earns per stream versus per sale in my signature. Streaming is a huge benefit to 0.01% richest artists, whose records were pirated in millions and now aren't because streaming is easier. It also popularises their records, meaning they can sell out tours $100 (or more) a ticket. For those who don't happen to have major label backing streaming is at best depressing – "your earnings this month: $4.59".
     
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