It is the end of an era, iTunes is no more. The Apple music market place capitalized on the decline of physical music sales. Fought on the frontline against those pesky pirates Napster.
When the music industry was in turmoil, iTunes found a path to great success and defined how music would be sold at the dawn of digital distribution.
This bittersweet love letter to iTunes from the New York Times, charts this rise, and decline, and is a fascinating read.
iTunes fans, fear not, your music collection will be ported over to Apple Music. Probably giving Apple Music a nice little bump in user numbers in their race against Spotify.