Apple has officially decided to discontinue its iTunes music service. The result is that thousands of albums and singles will no longer be available for purchase in the iTunes store. But users will still have access to their downloaded purchase and burned CDs.
iTunes is being taken away in favor of streaming platforms. Apple will completely transition towards Apple Music. Currently, any song in the iTunes store can be placed into a DJ Set. Without Itunes access, there won’t be as much variety for performers to choose from. Beatport will become the remaining service for DJ’s to purchase and perform music with.
Can Beatport survive? Or will streaming services monopolize the market? If Beatport fails, live DJ performances as we know it will become a thing of the past. A great deal about Djing is collecting new tracks. Without an avenue to purchase songs DJs will have to play more originals and or be forced to trade and exchange tracks among themselves.
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