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Apple Music Classical

During my time in iPod there was a notorious customer who would submit a bug report every year detailing how bad the UX was for organizing and finding classical music given the inconsistencies and variations in track naming and "authorship" fields. (They weren't wrong.)

From Apple's FAQ on the new Music Classical app:

Classical music often involves multiple musicians recording works that have been recorded many times before and are referred to by different names. For example, from the formal Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 to the popular byname of Moonlight Sonata, or in multiple languages, such as Mondschein Sonata in German. Such complexities mean that classical music fans have been ill-served by streaming platforms. Until now. A distinct app, included with an Apple Music subscription, gives these classical music lovers the editorial and catalog content they’ve been missing.

I have no idea if that customer was still posting those bug reports over the last decade nor if they're even still alive.

But I am 100% certain their spirit lives in Apple Music Classical. The company cares about their customers and listens to them. Sometimes it takes awhile, but they do.

So wherever you are Mr. Classical Music Aficionado, this one was clearly built for you. And I'm proud of my former colleagues, well done Fruit Co.