I don’t know why people have so much hatred toward Apple. I have no problem with them at all. One thing I don’t do is that I don’t read reviews on the internet knocking Apple just to get more “clicks” and “views”. I’m seeing a lot of complaints that Apple Music won’t let you own the albums if you like them which is bullshit. Apple DOES let you own the album or a song if you like it enough. You just have to download it from the Icloud for offline listening and then you can do what you want with the album… burn it on CD or sync it to your Ipod, whatever. Last night, I just updated my Itunes on the PC to 12.2 so I can get Apple Music on my PC and it worked fine. My huge Icloud library successfully got on my PC. If I want to listen to an album on my Ipod Touch from Apple Music, I would have to download it for offline listening. Which is pretty cool, in my opinion.
I notice a lot of people are becoming skeptical and a little worried about “streaming” music services but hey what can I say? It’s technology, ya know? Technology grows and evolves, there’s nothing you can do about it. Thanks to Netflix, “streaming music” is now taking over the world with streaming services such as Spotify, Apple, and now we have Tidal.
I dig Apple Music and have no issues with them at all. Like I said the other day, I made my Icloud library very big now. It gives me the opportunity to listen to the entire discographies of certain bands & artists that I like. I can now hear the rest of Joe Satriani’s albums, Dream Theater, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Opeth, etc. I have also added discographies by other bands & artists such as Beth Hart, Sonic Youth, The Pixies, Queensryche, Dire Straits, Kiss, etc. I have also added some pop music like En Vogue, Paula Abdul and Janet Jackson. Some jazz and instrumental guitar like George Benson, Eric Johnson, Allan Holdsworth. I also added a lot of blues like BB King, Eric Clapton, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, etc. A wide variety of music. Maybe sometime today, I’ll take a few screen shots to show you what my library looks like now.
Some of you may scratch your head and ask me, “You listen to pop music”? The truth is, yes. Some of it. Although, I mostly listen to rock and metal, I’ll listen to any type of music as long as it’s good to me.
As I type this blog entry, I’m listening to Beth Hart’s album, “37 Days”. I love Beth Hart’s music… been listening to all of her albums all week. Beth Hart is great and I’d recommend you check her out yourself. Her music is pretty fuckin’ tight and I love her singing.
Yesterday, I listened to Sun Kil Moon’s new album, “Universal Themes” and that’s a really really good record too. I would also recommend you to check out Sun Kil Moon, they play a mix of rock and acoustic folk.
With all this being said, despite all the negative reviews of Apple Music, I think they did a great job. This is only the beginning of Apple Music but I’m sure they’ll improve the service later in the years so they can make everyone happy. I’m sticking with them and will subscribe to them full time. I’ll no longer have to buy music from the Itunes store as much anymore which is gonna be very cool!