Forever, it seems, Apple’s iTunes has served as the front-runner in the digital music arena. Indeed, for many, the firm are majorly responsible for de-criminalising the notion of “music online”, using their marketing muscle to transform it into one of the most integral aspects of the modern music industry.
It’s only natural, then, that company after company would arise, positing an “iTunes-killer”. Yet, one gaze across the digital wasteland reveals gravestones for each one. And while some have escaped such fate (see: Amazon), Apple remain perched atop of the pack.
Not for much longer, if Google have their way.
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