Say goodbye to downloads with iTunes

ACCORDING to Digital Music News, Apple is looking at a two-year plan to close the iTunes download store in the US and other major countries.

This, because although downloads are important, the truth is that CDs and even Vinyl never really went away and, if anything, they came back in demand and fashion.

Download sales peaked in 2012 but the way music is offered these days is via streaming: you pay for access to a catalogue but nothing ever goes into your device, although some services can be made available offline.

Another major development in digital tech is virtual reality finally making a splash into cinema after officially entering the gaming market.

So while Hollywood seems very reluctant to try new stories and keeps the trend on remaking successful content from the past (as superheroes ad nauseam) we may see those Lycra-cladded characters fighting around us in the future, instead of just in 3D.

I wonder what is next in the world of theatre and dance, and whether funding cuts to the arts may hinder our chances of tapping on new technologies.



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