I don't really think this should come as a surprise based on the surge of popularity in streaming services over the last few years. Since free access or a low monthly fee grants virtually unlimited use on these sites, the pay-per-song model that Apple used to redefine the digital music industry is indeed becoming obsolete. That said, it'll be interesthing to see what Apple's streaming/radio serivce will look like considering the fact that they've truly been the innovators of new products and service ideas in all areas of computer and media technology in the past. I do disagree that their layout and design is "archaic". As a music lover myself, and someone who likes to oragnize and keep a database of the music that I have, the Itunes program is incredibly efficient and clean. It allows quick and easy categorzation and seraching to easily find music that I have. It is a weird thought to think that the general music consuming public is continuing to move into a mindset that places absolutely no value on owning music. While I think the streaming services are easy to use and convienent, I will always want to curate and organize my music collection as it is so key to my idenity. I suppose my record collection will continue to be much more important to me as a physical entity and collection as any digital file of information. Maybe the fact that paying for a file doesn't yield any physical product being consumed has led to the streaming surge as the most powerful tool in digital music use.