How Many of You Are Still Using Apple Music?

It’s been two months now, since Apple Music launched. There was a lot of press in the early days about the complicated interface (including many articles I wrote about Apple Music), and the varied features that work or don’t work.

So, two months later, how many people are still using Apple Music? I am, maybe a couple of days a week. I’m not using it a lot, and am mostly using it to listen to music I used to own back in the days of vinyl and never bought on CD. In other words, to listen to oldies (that is, music from the 70s, for the most part).

I’ll be subscribing, not because I think it’s a good service, but simply because I write about Apple products and services, and especially iTunes. If I didn’t write about this stuff, I doubt I’d pay the $10 a month; I’ve got plenty of music to listen to.

What about you, Constant Reader? Are you still using Apple Music? Will you be subscribing when the three-month trial has ended?

80 thoughts on “How Many of You Are Still Using Apple Music?

  1. I love Classical Music and Apple Music shows no interest in making it work for the new age of digital streaming. That’s why I don’t use it any more and that’s why I won’t renew my subscription next month.

    I am also not sure if mixing Apple Music tracks and tracks I bought from the iTunes Store in one library is a good idea. iCloud Music problems aside, how do I know what I own and what I rent? This could become very messy, should one decide to leave Apple Music at some point in the future. With Spotify at least there is a free version, so you don’t lose all your playlists, should you cancel your Premium service.

  2. I love Classical Music and Apple Music shows no interest in making it work for the new age of digital streaming. That’s why I don’t use it any more and that’s why I won’t renew my subscription next month.

    I am also not sure if mixing Apple Music tracks and tracks I bought from the iTunes Store in one library is a good idea. iCloud Music problems aside, how do I know what I own and what I rent? This could become very messy, should one decide to leave Apple Music at some point in the future. With Spotify at least there is a free version, so you don’t lose all your playlists, should you cancel your Premium service.

  3. Well, I feel it’s truly the equivalent of the Winbloze OS experience, but for music. Not, the reason I switched to Apple products. The social is terrible, Rdio and Spotify are so much better, though I haven’t tired either in sometime. When I used Spotify there was this guy that shared great classical playlist. I live in constant fear that MY music will be corrupted by Apple Music. Don’t fail me now TimeCapsule, though TC’s reputation is similar to Apple music, I’m on TC number 2. Despite my fears, and better judgement, I really like iTune Match, or whatever they call it now, and I really like the iTunes Music player functionality. Despite everybody hating it, maybe because I basically just use it for music and not movies, and everything else, I haven’t found a better music player OS X, If there was a knock on the other Music services it would be there players, especially Amazon, bleech!

  4. Well, I feel it’s truly the equivalent of the Winbloze OS experience, but for music. Not, the reason I switched to Apple products. The social is terrible, Rdio and Spotify are so much better, though I haven’t tired either in sometime. When I used Spotify there was this guy that shared great classical playlist. I live in constant fear that MY music will be corrupted by Apple Music. Don’t fail me now TimeCapsule, though TC’s reputation is similar to Apple music, I’m on TC number 2. Despite my fears, and better judgement, I really like iTune Match, or whatever they call it now, and I really like the iTunes Music player functionality. Despite everybody hating it, maybe because I basically just use it for music and not movies, and everything else, I haven’t found a better music player OS X, If there was a knock on the other Music services it would be there players, especially Amazon, bleech!

  5. Spotify for me, in fact this post has reminded me to go and cancel my automatic renewal. I’ve been with Spotify since forever, I feel comfortable with it and it gets better all the time. And they do a playlist of things they think I might like every Monday, and 99 times out of 100 they’re absolutely right. Can’t be doing with the complexities of iCloud, eg discovered yesterday that if you want to manage music in iTunes manually, you have to turn iCloud off, which in turn means you lose Find My iPhone.

    Did have a little wobble with Spotify when my account was compromised by the Spotiamb hack, and Spotify really weren’t much help at all. Seems to have been sorted though.

  6. Spotify for me, in fact this post has reminded me to go and cancel my automatic renewal. I’ve been with Spotify since forever, I feel comfortable with it and it gets better all the time. And they do a playlist of things they think I might like every Monday, and 99 times out of 100 they’re absolutely right. Can’t be doing with the complexities of iCloud, eg discovered yesterday that if you want to manage music in iTunes manually, you have to turn iCloud off, which in turn means you lose Find My iPhone.

    Did have a little wobble with Spotify when my account was compromised by the Spotiamb hack, and Spotify really weren’t much help at all. Seems to have been sorted though.

  7. I was out after day one when I realised the upgrade to 12.2.2 slowed down my day to day iTunes use way beyond what was reasonable and also how unintuitive the Apple Music interface was compared to Deezer and Spotify. I had to roll back iTunes to the previous version as well to regain the ability to audition lots of tracks quickly as every time I double clicked a new track and skipped into a track for the first time I got the spinning wheel EVERY time. As a radio presenter and DJ I am always sorting through promos and albums and the new iTunes basically is no longer fit for this purpose.

    It really is time to separate iTunes into different parts and save itself from the bloated, increasingly slow mess that it has become.

  8. I was out after day one when I realised the upgrade to 12.2.2 slowed down my day to day iTunes use way beyond what was reasonable and also how unintuitive the Apple Music interface was compared to Deezer and Spotify. I had to roll back iTunes to the previous version as well to regain the ability to audition lots of tracks quickly as every time I double clicked a new track and skipped into a track for the first time I got the spinning wheel EVERY time. As a radio presenter and DJ I am always sorting through promos and albums and the new iTunes basically is no longer fit for this purpose.

    It really is time to separate iTunes into different parts and save itself from the bloated, increasingly slow mess that it has become.

  9. I made the mistake of trying it with my larger than 25,000 song library, which it botched to all hell. Not only that, it works inconsistently or not at all across my PC and various devices. I am ready to ditch not only Apple Music, but iTunes altogether. I could not be more infuriated by the problems this has caused me over the last two months.

  10. I made the mistake of trying it with my larger than 25,000 song library, which it botched to all hell. Not only that, it works inconsistently or not at all across my PC and various devices. I am ready to ditch not only Apple Music, but iTunes altogether. I could not be more infuriated by the problems this has caused me over the last two months.

  11. I dropped it. I was primarily interested in new music discovery and wasn’t impressed (not really impressed with Spotify or Pandora either, for that matter). The Artist Connect thing looked interesting but the content wasn’t updated that often.

  12. I dropped it. I was primarily interested in new music discovery and wasn’t impressed (not really impressed with Spotify or Pandora either, for that matter). The Artist Connect thing looked interesting but the content wasn’t updated that often.

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