iTunes Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking iTunes Quotes from Neal Brennan, Eddy Cue, Daniel Lyons, Rachel Sklar, Trent Reznor. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I get music from odd places that I assume are fairly typical at this point. I’ll just go on iTunes, go to EDM and just look at the Top 100, or I’ll go on the Beats app and look on the playlists that are sort of curated.
Neal Brennan
I think when you go to a store and you go to the Justin Timberlake page and stream it from there, that’s great, but that means you went to the store. iTunes Radio lets you discover it without you having to think about it.
Eddy Cue
The iPod wasn’t the first MP3 player. Nor were the iPhone and iPad the first in their categories. The real reason for the success of these devices – the true unsung hero at Apple – is the iTunes software and iTunes Store. Because Apple provided them, it wasn’t just selling hardware.
Daniel Lyons
I use iTunes for downloading music, but I always decline when prompted to update this or that new version.
Rachel Sklar
iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don’t feel cool when I go there. I’m tired of seeing John Mayer’s face pop up.
Trent Reznor
I mean, Internet radio, which is basically a guy with his iTunes putting it over the computer, is the only way you’re going to get true eclectic music programmed.
Cameron Crowe
The journey of making money in music has changed a great deal and is now based on merchandising and just being very smart in the business. Downloading from iTunes has become the way to purchase music and the price that you pay there for a song cannot compare to the days when people paid money for records.
Liz Mitchell
I personally stream or download from iTunes because I love the quick access that I have to music; I don’t have to write down a list of songs that I like and then go to the shop.
Katie Melua
Stay the course and keep building an integrated Apple ecosystem of iPhone + iPod + iMac + iTunes + App Store + Apple TV. No one has yet demonstrated they understand how to create an ‘experience-based ecosystem’ as well as Apple.
John Sculley
Because of things like iTunes and streaming and social networking, it’s destroyed music. It’s destroyed the motivation to go out there and really make the best record possible. It’s a shame.
Kirk Hammett
Files on iTunes – and thus iPods – are incompatible with everything else. Applications on iPhones may only be sold and uploaded through the iPhone store – giving Apple control over everything people put on to the devices they thought they owned.
Douglas Rushkoff
I think it was iTunes that first proved that people would spend money to get things they really wanted.
Jack Conte
Netflix, Amazon, iTunes – whatever platforms emerge – we are looking at as having the same potential that home video had for the movie business. Which means there are entirely new opportunities to monetize our capital investment in content and do so in ways that work for distributors, for consumers and for creators.
Bob Iger
I don’t stream or buy CDs… pretty much everything I buy, I do it on iTunes.
Mark Hoppus
The reality is, when I’m sitting in a hotel room at 3 in the morning, and I see something on the Internet that interests me in the form of a band I want to hear, I like the ability to just go online to iTunes and download it immediately.
Mike Portnoy
We don’t decide how a movie will be distributed until it’s finished. It might be on iTunes, it might be on 3,000 theaters, but we make that decision after the fact.
Jason Blum
The Walking Dead’ is my show. I download it from iTunes so that I can watch it the second it comes out. It’s a show that I’ve got really involved in, emotionally.
Kate Nash
I went on iTunes and looked at versions of Christmas songs. Everyone has done them!
Vince Clarke
iTunes is my favorite record store.
Perfume Genius
I’m not sure why anybody makes a physical CD anymore when the costs are so much lower to just throw it up on iTunes. And it doesn’t seem that making a hard copy of something prevents pirating any less. I mean I’m amazed that they still do that.
Cliff Martinez
I kind of date my musical discovery back to when I was 13 years old, getting my iTunes account and using that as a major tool to discover new music.
Nick Jonas
Apple, iTunes, and streaming services have made the single a more easy thing to access. What that’s done has made the album as a collection of songs almost meaningless. But an album that has a concept or story or reason to be an album, if anything, has more meaning now than it ever has.
Matt Bellamy
Obviously, I want it to be legally downloaded, and I myself have spent a fortune on iTunes because, for me, that’s the easiest way to get music.
Joshua Bell
And for it to make the statement the way that it did, for ‘Controlled Chaos’ to debut in the Top 10 of the iTunes rock chart… We debuted behind Queen and Chris Cornell, so it’s not like we were just hidden away in the back of the instrumental metal category.
Nita Strauss
You could be Top 5 on iTunes, but for people to buy an album, they’ve got to have a connection with an artist. Every time I bought someone’s album, it was about the connection. I was loving everything, from their raps to their style. I wanted to meet them.
Meek Mill
I’m not going to lie. I check the iTunes charts. It’s all about the iTunes charts. I only go on the Internet for the iTunes charts and basketball blogs.
Nate Ruess
As a musician, you want the music in as many hands as you can get it into. More importantly, I want people to get the music for the fairest price, and in the most convenient way. And that’s really turned into iTunes when you’re talking about selling albums.
Kid Rock
I don’t think people really do listen. We plug into music, and we have short attention spans. We tend to download individual tracks from iTunes rather than a whole album. We buy music DVDs and watch them once, and then they disappear into a drawer, or we loan them to a friend, and we never watch it again.
Ian Anderson
I try and keep up with the top 10 on iTunes.
Taylor Lautner
In YouTube’s early days, my band Pomplamoose was making a living by releasing videos on it, which drove iTunes sales. And because YouTube was small enough, our videos would bubble to the top and new fans could discover us.
Jack Conte
We Can’t Stop’ – everyone said that it wasn’t going to work on pop radio, because it didn’t have an EDM-type beat. But it went to No. 2 on Billboard and No. 1 on iTunes.
Mike Will Made It
I like buying iTunes. It’s instant.
Caitlin Rose
I feel like a Mac store! I have a Canadian iPhone, an American iPhone and an iPad. I’m constantly downloading music to iTunes.
Jennifer Morrison
My daughter wants to do yoga with me and wants to be in the theater thing, and I can’t tell her, ‘Don’t be an actress.’ My son loves guitar and loves to be in a band and wants his iTunes downloaded with all this old-school hip-hop so he understands where hip-hop came from.
Laura Dern
Guess what, Beyonce? White people like your music, too. White people buy your songs on iTunes, memorize your lyrics, and admire your talent and beauty. Little white girls wanna be like you just as little black girls do, but instead of that, you’d rather perpetuate the great battle of the races.
Tomi Lahren
My whole life, I’ve sung and listened to music, and since the beginning, I’ve had iTunes and used Apple Music for streaming.
Billie Eilish
We have, we have our stuff on iTunes. We feel the wave of the future is getting as much distribution as we can. We feel that we should be nonexclusive and get our content out there.
Leslie Moonves
A lot of people see a Nissan ad and they see a finished product in a record store or on iTunes and that’s the face of the band.
Patrick Carney
Music has changed. You can just throw songs out on iTunes song by song; you don’t have to do a whole album.
I like movies and radios and Bruce Springsteen and New Jersey. That’s what I like, and if people don’t like that, well, literally you can go on iTunes, and there’s hundreds of other bands you can listen to.
Brian Fallon
From a completely financial standpoint, digital is starting to crack as far as an independent filmmaker’s access to getting your story out there – Amazon, iTunes, all of those. It makes the prospect of doing it yourself – not easy by any means – but possible, maybe for the first time.
Shane Carruth
The sad thing is that I only ever read novels in bed and now only on the iPad, and thanks to Netflix and iTunes my reading time is getting eaten up more and more by movies and brilliant sci-fi television, like the U.K. series ‘Misfits!’
David Hewlett
When I have to compete with John Coltrane and Miles Davis and Louie Armstrong on iTunes, which I’m doing now, that’s a problem. That means that jazz is not being heard by younger audiences.
Robert Glasper
I get sick when I think about someone going to iTunes and downloading two songs off our album. It’s not meant to be listened to that way.
Dean Ween
People just don’t sit down and watch shows live anymore. They DVR it. They stream it; they watch it on Netflix or iTunes.
Madchen Amick