“Did you hear that iTunes are closing down?” Those were the slightly ominous words I heard during a long distance phone call from Canada a few weeks ago.
I hadn’t. Why? Well, because there’s been a little misunderstanding of what has occurred. It seems that many people are confused.
To explain this issue properly I have to share with you the title of a blog recently posted by my digital music distributor CDBABY on 5th of June, 2019: “Apple isn’t REALLY closing iTunes, and downloads aren’t dead.” The blog states, “iTunes Music Store will be accessible from the Sidebar of Apple Music.” Some media have been erroneously reporting the '‘killing off' of iTunes, but in truth, iTunes is simply being rebranded by Apple Music. Read the blog.
In other words, I’m happy to tell you that the Lesley Young music catalogue will still remain available on Apple Music’s website.
Apple explained that the iTunes “music player isn’t really going away; those features are just being folded into Apple’s dedicated music app . . . ” So for those of you who wish to buy your favourite music selections on-line, you can still access the iTunes music library from the sidebar on the new streaming site Apple Music.
For those of you who like to support indie artists without a “middleman,” you can also always purchase music in my dedicated online shop, hosted by the best indie music distributor on the planet, CDBABY. So enjoy!
On a more personal note, recently, John and I (reluctantly) came to the conclusion that our music project is still not quite finished. After remixing what we thought was the last track for this project at the end of April, we have decided that we need to record a new song of mine. The song seems to have taken on a life of it’s own, and it’s demanding a spot on this recording project . . . yes, I know, this may be the longest running music project in history . . . sigh.