Apple Music First Impressions | Benjamin Mayo

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"There has to be a better method than packaging everything up with the same ‘album’ label. This is not a hard problem, I thought to myself." ~ Benjamin Mayo on his Apple Music experience.

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Benjamin likes his HomePod but is disappointed by Apple Music. I don't have a HomePod but from some of the reviews I've read, I would be disappointed. A few years ago, I opted for Apple Music over Spotify because at the time, for our family of four, Apple Music was cheaper. My daughter wanted access to more music than her budget could allow and collectively as a family, we were spending more to buy individual albums and singles. Perhaps I should reconsider the cost aspect.

My Apple Music listening habits have changed over the last few years. I don’t know if this is a reaction to the streaming service or if I’ve just changed. I no longer listen to albums. I listen to whatever Apple Music tells me to listen to. I use Apple Music as a personal radio station, listening to whatever is in the weekly New Music Mix tagging individual songs with Love or adding them to playlists which I stream during the day on my iPhone or iPad. The Apple Music algorithms analyses my listening habits and updates the New Music Mix playlist every week. I almost always discover new songs and new artist.

Is that worth $15/month?

Author: Khürt Williams

Gen X-er near Princeton University in Montgomery Township, New Jersey, with a passion for aquariums, terrariums, technology, and photography. I love hiking in the woods, and my eclectic musical tastes span soca, Afrobeat, calypso, 1990s rap, grunge rock, and alternative genres.

One thought on “Apple Music First Impressions | Benjamin Mayo”

  1. kOoLiNuS says:

    For me the ‘discovery’ is the key!

    That's why I miss the 2005's days of radio, and today I am enjoying more Deezer – with their human curated playlists – than Spotify.

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