Several weeks with Apple Music
I’ve been an iTunes user for years. I’m probably one of the few people out there who really enjoys how powerful it can be for managing a large music collection. I was also an early adopter of Beats Music, so I was pretty excited when Apple acquired Beats and as much as announced they’d be building their service into iTunes.
In execution however, it’s quite a goddamn kludge.
Consider this scenario: a dad is using iTunes to build a playlist for his pre-teen daughter’s birthday party. He pulls a few songs out of his iTunes library, like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” from Cindi Lauper’s 1983 album, She’s So Unusual, which he owns in its entirety. He also grabs Miley Cyrus’s song “Wrecking Ball” from the Apple Music catalog and puts it on the playlist. The next day, he’s scrolling through his library and sees Bangerz among his albums. “#%?!?” Tapping through to it, he sees only one song, “...
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