On this day in 2005, iTunes sold their 500,000,000th song. Started in 1998 under the name Soundjam, iTunes has become the dominant medium of music consumption in the present world. The aesthetically suave and user-friendly interface coupled with its native compatibility with iconic devices as iPods and iPhones make iTunes a pioneer and staple of digital music use. In 2015, Apple started its streaming service Apple Music on iTunes to launch into the burgeoning streaming industry by featuring exclusive album releases.
Editorial Assistant Weiyu Dang currently lives in Montreal because of his intense affection for the STM. While he attends McGill to pursue a double major in English and History, Young Wei purposefully lives far from school to capitalize on the metro commute potential. Musical interests include Bartok, Hard Bop, and YG. Weiyu worked for La Scena Musicale from July 4th to August 1st, 2016.