Death of Itunes?At the 2019 annual WWDC Apple presented several announcements from a new Apple Watch with a dedicated app store to a new insanely powerful Mac Pro. The big question of the day appeared to be surrounded by the future of iTunes. Here is what we learned!

The iTunes app will now be broken into three separate apps; Apple Music, Apple Podcast and Apple TV. This essentially allows each form of media to have a dedicated platform. In the Apple Music app you can continue to stream music at a subscription level as well as purchase music via the app. When iTunes originally was launched in 2001 it was intended to be your digital record store and music collection. It initially was built as a compliment to the iPod but then the iPhone surfaced and multiple forms of media needed to be managed and synced across devices. From photos and videos to music and apps the iTunes app transformed into a multimedia powerhouse. Now it is getting back to it’s roots.

The new music app is rolling out with the macOs latest update, Catalina and it is unlikely that it will erase your iTunes collection(the app will be gone though). However as always we recommend backing up your music data before any updates. We will keep you posted as more news comes in on how the transfer of apps will take place. If you are weary then you can always stick with your current software. Plus it is always best to get the “okay” from your DJ software producer before updating so look out for a green light from Serato, Traktor or Virtual DJ before making the leap. In the end, you can always rely on your handy record pools as your source for up to date music!

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