Apple Music Connect seems to slowly go the way for iTunes Ping. Apple has begun notifying Apple Music Artists that it eliminates the ability for artists to post content to Apple Music Connect, and previously published Apple Music Connect content will be removed from the For You and Artists Pages section of Apple Music. Connect content will still be visible through search results on Apple Music, but Apple removes artist-submitted Connect posts from search in May …
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Here's the announcement that artists receive today:
We & # 39; I have made some changes to Apple Music that we will tell you about.
We always look for ways to improve the focus on artists and help them better connect to fans. So we have given Artist Pages a brand new design and added a new, personal Artist Radio.
Today, we streamline the music discovery by removing Connect posts from Artist Pages and For You. This means that you can no longer add to Disconnect from December 13, 2018, but all previously uploaded content will still be searchable until May 24, 2019. You can still create Artist Playlists with the latest version of Apple Music.  Apple also says that "Link posts from artists is no longer supported" on this support document.
Apple Music Connect debuted with the launch of Apple Music as a way that artists can reach fans directly through the music cap. Although there was a flood of content at launch, the feature has not been developed much since then, and it has shown – many artists have only content from when the feature debuted.
As a result, Apple has demoted Connect from a dedicated tab in the Music app to a section buried under music recommendations and personal playlists in the For You section.
Apple also uses the section to post content from its own music collections of curated categories (which may still happen?), But it's certainly sound like Connect as a platform, anything else will be left by May 2019.
Apple Music has done well with other social features that iTunes Ping kind of tried to cope with years earlier.
For example, Apple Music users can follow each other and share game activity as a way to recommend music on the platform. Apple also has an automatic playlist that recommends music every week based on what the friends are listening to.
Apple Music still has the ability to integrate features provided to both artists and fans. For example, Apple can integrate concert tickets in Apple Music and make it even easier to know when artists in the library publish new music (subscribers receive sporadic messages for now).
Apple Music is usually updated annually with platform updates for iOS, so maybe we'll see more features coming to Apple Music when iOS 13 is previewed in June on WWDC. At the moment, it seems that Apple Music draws heavily on Connect.
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