Revisiting Why Apple Bought Beats Music

You want your glass half full? No problem — just ignore the still-withering physical music business. Now you can say this: Online music stores like iTunes are seeing sales drop — but those revenues are being replaced by the boom in streaming services like Spotify and Pandora. […] One take-away: If you had any doubt that Apple has big plans for the Beats Music streaming service — whether it rebrands it, rebuilds it or something else — this should clear that up. Apple doesn’t have any choice. – Peter Kafka,Re/code  
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