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How will iTunes closing effect the EDM industry?

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.

Do you think iTunes falling will have a domino effect on Beatport? Will stream services and individual sales be able to co-exist? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Josh

    June 13, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Not to mention that iTunes and Beatport are not the ONLY download shops in the world.

    To name just a few:
    https://www.junodownload.com/
    https://www.traxsource.com/
    https://www.whatpeopleplay.com/

    The author of this post doesn’t seem to know the industry nor conduct his diligence.

  2. EDM Ranks Staff

    June 13, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Beatport already died, 10 years ago.

  3. EDM Ranks Staff

    June 13, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Beatport was dead 10 years ago

  4. Jay

    June 12, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    This is completely inaccurate. The iTunes Store is still accessible in the next MacOS and iOS.

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