This might turn out to be very annoying, if true. Depends on how easily existing catalogues can be moved over, I suppose. But I have tens of thousands of songs on iTunes. If my library becomes obsolete, or even is a hassle to transition, I will be less than thrilled.
Yes. A press release issued after the live announcement said that “users will have access to their entire music library, whether they downloaded the songs, purchased them, or ripped them from a CD.” So again, take a deep breath—contrary to speculation, no one’s iTunes collections were “killed” today. Further questions about keeping personal playlists and play counts intact haven’t been answered as of press time. Is the iTunes Store closing?
No. The press release said, “For those who like to own their music, the iTunes Music Store is just a click away.” In other words, the iTunes store—which was launched two years after its namesake app and transformed the music industry by allowing the purchase of individual songs—is still very much alive.
Post by Sheriff John Stone on Jun 11, 2019 16:33:05 GMT
I just wanted to post this sad news because I'm a big fan of Steve & Eydie. I don't know if anybody else out there is familiar with their catalogue. They were popular in the late 1950's/early 1960's. Both Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme' were great and popular performers on their own, too. They appeared on TV many times on several variety shows. Their Christmas album, That Holiday Feeling, is a personal favorite; I was fortunate to get an autographed copy shortly before Eydie passed away. Steve appears to be handling his diagnosis as well as can be expected.
The Springsteen album, Western Stars, is out today. I had it pre-ordered and so am listening now. It's really an enjoyable album. The production is a lot like was found on those first singles, which is to say sweeping, grandiose. Strings are prominent. Very 70s countrypolitan or ... I don't know what the word is, but how about expensive-to-make pop!? The sort of thing you'd get at some Harry Nilsson sessions, or with Glen Campbell.
Edit - whoops, I meant to post this in the new music thread, not the music news thread. I'll paste it there as well. This post can simply be used to mock me for my blunder.
It's funny to me how naysayers will continually say that legacy acts are no longer relevant in today's landscape, but low and behold, artists like Springsteen, Van Halen, The Beach Boys, Iron Maiden, McCartney, etc have seen new released go to the top of the charts.
jk: If no one jumps in soon, I'll go for 1997, which is 13 years back from 2010. Fact is, we haven't had a '90s year yet.
Sept 22, 2021 13:46:32 GMT
Kapitan: No, but we do have a whole '90s thread that covered a lot of that territory. (In fact, that's what inspired the idea, to some extent)
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:28 GMT
Kapitan: Not that I'm opposed to a '90s year, mind you
Sept 22, 2021 13:52:58 GMT
jk: I see where you're coming from, Cap'n. I even did a double-take when looking through 1997 albums and songs (these look familiar!). My next suggestion is that we go back 13 years from 1972 to 1959.
Sept 22, 2021 17:04:34 GMT
jk: OK, it's one of the "doldrum years" but it was crammed full of goodies that even register with folks who weren't born for another 20 years. Of course, if anyone has a better idea, I'm all for it.
Sept 22, 2021 17:05:59 GMT
Kapitan: That would make sense; we also haven't really touched the early to mid 80s, which I'm sure people (mostly) recall. And of course EVERY year in the '60s seems loaded...
Sept 22, 2021 17:06:53 GMT
jk: Yes, the early-ish '80s also came to mind. But let's see who else joins in...
Sept 22, 2021 17:08:04 GMT
Kapitan: So far we've had me, jk, kds, and carllove choosing years. Would love to expand that circle.
Sept 22, 2021 17:13:20 GMT
Kapitan: Which, I guess with four of us so far, is more a square.
Sept 22, 2021 17:13:38 GMT
jk: Ha, yes. Sheriff? B.E.? sockit? The Kid?... We'll see.
Sept 22, 2021 17:16:41 GMT
The Cincinnati Kid: I might come up with something. I love those kind of threads, but am terrible in participating. I still haven't posted anything for 2010.
Sept 22, 2021 19:26:41 GMT
lonelysummer: 1959 is a doldrums year? Hmm....
Sept 22, 2021 19:44:28 GMT
jk: That's what they say... you know, that period from *cough* "the day the music died" to the arrival of the British Invasion. Like you, I couldn't agree less with that notion, hence the inverted commas!
Sept 22, 2021 19:52:30 GMT
Kapitan: I assume he means the stereotype that between early rock and roll and the British Invasion, nothing happened. But that it was in quotes (plus his actual comments) make me think it was an ironic usage.
Sept 22, 2021 19:52:54 GMT
Kapitan: Whoops, near-simultaneous post. But it confirms my suspicion.
Sept 22, 2021 19:53:21 GMT
jk: Great minds and all that!
Sept 22, 2021 19:53:34 GMT
sockit: I would like to showcase the year 1983. That's the year I graduated high school and I was all in on what was current.
Sept 23, 2021 0:07:54 GMT
carllove: I was in College then. Sounds like a good year! Go for it! It’s a group effort!
Sept 23, 2021 4:31:48 GMT
carllove: BTW - I’d be down for 90’s years. I like the years being broken out. Meanwhile we can move to 1983 with sockit’s help. 1972 has ended its interest.
Sept 23, 2021 4:34:56 GMT
jk: Agreed on all counts, cl.
Sept 23, 2021 8:58:00 GMT