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another fucking streaming service there
to replace my dogshit phone. been loving it so far, playing lots of albums at and enjoying whatsapp and that (tbh, compared to my old phone i'm basically new to smart phones). Anyway, installed this apple music bollocks and it's already fucked everything.
trying to play my royal trux mp3 albums and it seems to have deleted them, what am i doing, oh lordy.
for music / audio listening. That podcast app is BEAST as well. Massive SD card m8
they are notorious for being total fucks when it comes to your music management
wipe your phone and start over
they seem to actually have cottoned onto the absolutely pants-shittingly obvious fact that, in this age of heightened access and free "consumer" choice and whatever, the future of radio lies in it being more curatorial rather than obsessed with statistics and playlists (Radio 1, you inept twarts).
Also, wouldn't mind checking out if St. Vincent made a mixtape based on my submission. But I have no clue how to listen to it, as the only Apple product I own myself is my old iPod Classic that I dropped in the rain and kille'd
still, mind, and that was in the auto-correct and everything!
What a load of utter dog shit. Had to wipe my entire album collection off my iPhone.
Just signed up for Spotify Premium. Now going to re-upload MP3 albums I know aren't available for streaming (I.e. all the Drag City stuff, The Beatles, Grandaddy rarities etc)
I'm presuming there are adverts on it?
Apple Music's Recommended-for-me playlists are:
"Teaching Parents about Noise" (feat. Daft Punk, Radiohead, The Who)
"The Roots of Phish"
apple music is just spotify, but apple?
and beats1 is... a podcast?
they put the radio
on the internet
Can't help but think of that brilliant character in Silicon Valley
3 comma club!!
i didnt do a very good job, but im glad it put you in mind of him
they've taken this thing called the radio
and put it on this new thing called the internet
this article makes the point exhaustively
Apple are the makers of iTunes, the biggest music store in the world and one of the richest companies in the world. Millions have an iPhone, no-one has a Spotify made device. The difference is scale and reach and that.
and the implications. was more interested in what the actual feature differences are and what beats 1 actually was, which seems to be an internet radio station that you can only listen to through apple music? a bit like the apps spotify used to have? also i've seen people talk about recommended playlists - is this just apple genius rehoused? and based on the contents of your apple music library?
when you first turn it on, you get to press on these blobs with some genres on: like, really like, hate. And then some more blobs with bands on: Like Sonic Youth: Don't like: Mika. Then after a bit, it tells you some albums you might like (For You) - which, in fairness, I do like all of (Black Sabbath - Master of Reality, Iron Maiden - Seventh of a Seventh Son - The Greatest Hits of the Replacements) though it's not exactly rocket science stuff. You also get some recommended playlists 'Bowie in Berlin', 'Metal Party' 'Dinosaur Jr Deep Cuts'. Doesn't seem stupid, would hope it might get a bit less obvious after you play some songs though.
There's also a 'Connect' thing. Which essentially seems to be iTunes 'Ping'. Remember that?
...make playlists mixed with streaming tracks and actual files you have?
you can add tracks from apple music, music you added to your music but is still streamed and ones you saved for offline listening
I've got Deezer for free until the end of October, will probably try Apple for free for 3 months after that and then see what other offers come up. I like the convenience of streaming but anything else that they claim makes it unique is just fiddling round the edges for me.
In fairness to Apple I guess lots of people like radio and the ability to listen to whatever you want counter-intuitively ends up with people listening to the same narrow band of stuff, so having radio and the recommendations is a way of selling the service to a lot of people even if not to a lot of DIS readers.
Deezer have 'editors' who you can follow and whose playlists and recommendations pop up if you are playing 'similar' sorts of music. I think this is ok, have come across some good stuff this way. Best recommendation service I've used though was Pandora which was based not on amazon style 'people who liked x also liked y' but by some sort of analysis of the musical structures and features - genuinely discovered some new artists I love that I doubt I would have ever come across otherwise. Shame it got closed down (in Europe anyway, think it may still be going in the US).
Apple aren't fundamentally doing anything different to Spotify here, I guess it is all about timing. They make so much money from iTunes sales they must have been loath to cut off so much revenue whilst also understanding it was inevitable and they needed to make the switch otherwise they'd loose out completely.
Art&B (jfc!) with Autre Ne Veut, ASTR, Nguzunguzu, Egyptrixx, Movement etc. Pretty excited to listen to this
Flying Lotus: deep cuts. like him but bleh
An experimental electronic with Clark, Kid606, T++, Cex etc. quite exiting also
The streaming service works fine. Don't listen to the 'radio' if you don't want to (I don't). You probably won't learn anything much from the music recommendations service but others will (my kids do love it).