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Apple Music is a Waste of Energy

Featured image by Thomas Kolnowski.

Of all of the godforsaken apps that originally came with my phone, Apple Music wins in the category of most obnoxious, unnecessary, and energy-sucking. That’s right. It beat out the Stocks app. Let’s embark on a journey to unpack its mediocrity.

Where’s our free tier?

Apple Music is first and foremost an inequitable platform. Those who want to jam but might not have the means are stuck at a crossroads. Spotify, Google Play, and even Pandora allow listeners to experience the music they love at no cost. As long as they don’t mind a few ads, free listeners are all good.

Where’s the flavor?

Spotify was the blueprint. Spotify is king when it comes to flavor. Not only do we relish in curated playlists made just for us, but we can customize our experience using third-party apps. Try Artist Explorer, Magic Playlist, Magic Playlist, or Musical Data to bring your listening experience to new heights. Apple Music could never give us this much spice and variety.

Who’s even purchasing music downloads anymore?

Apple Music has often been praised for boasting one feature that other streaming services simply don’t have: purchased music libraries. The feature is seriously obsolete. Gone are the days when purchasing an iTunes single (or scoring LinKinG_PaRK_NumB.exe on LimeWire) was peak. It’s totally okay to move into a modern scope of simply hitting “make available offline.” Download a track and call it good. No need to break the bank, or your family PC.

If you’re looking for a free and spicy music streaming platform with discovery capabilities, Apple Music ain’t it. Unsubscribe immediately and reboot your quirky underground music taste with Spotify.

  • Which music platform is king?

    • Spotify
    • Apple Music 🙁
    • Pandora
    • iHeartRadio
    • Google Play
    • Napster???
    • Amazon Music


Written by Marina Martinez

Arizonan student at the University of Edinburgh, dog lover, desert rat, meme aficionado and coffee enthusiast.

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