When Apple Cannibalized itunes
ARE WE NEARING THE END OF MUSIC STREAMING APPS?
Every time she chooses to dig into a music magazine, Alicia Woodham realizes just how significant music streaming is in her life.
“I probably hate going through music magazines nowadays because when I come across a blurb related to records, all I want to do is push the image and start listening,” says Woodham, a music student, who also happens to be a huge Beyoncé fan. “It is a mere hint that based on immediacy and suitability, there is an absolute no need of shoving the genie back in its bottle.”
Not so long ago, the most convenient method to find the music used to be jumping in your car and drive to a store. Now the method of convenience has been replaced by Streaming Music and Google Search. The tech gargantuan like Apple, which is known to have the world’s largest music store, cannibalized its very own music sales the ‘ itunes’. That is how we got Apple Music. Maybe, it is an indication of where the future of the music industry is heading up to.