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Apple Music Review: A Mess of Features or Just a Mess?

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We shouldn’t be surprised that the digital music pioneer that introduced the iPod and iTunes to the world found itself in a panic as more people began streaming music and downloading less of it through iTunes. After all, we’re talking about a similar transition to the one we witnessed years earlier when people stopped buying CDs and started downloading music from iTunes in the first place. Streaming music is simply another shift in music consumption habits and this time Apple was on the wrong side of it. In response, Apple quickly gobbled up Beats Music and then turned around and spun it into Apple Music. While the overall design of Apple Music is graphically rich and inviting, the app feels cluttered. There’s an almost hurried or haphazard feel as all manner of playlists — curated, algorithmic, activity-based, popularity-based — get […] Read Full Article

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