Before Apple Music existed, there was iTunes. The place that everyone would go to download the latest music, and would pay .99 cents to $1.29 per track. However, times have changed and Apple Music produces more content than just music now. Apple has podcasts, audiobooks, videos etc. After a while, putting all of that content into one place can get very exhausting and can become cluttered. As of Oct. 7 2019, the update MacOS Catalina will not allow iTunes.
Apple first launched iTunes in 2003, so that music could be played easier on the iPod. This made music more accessible to the listeners, as iTunes and iPod were already synced together because it was under the same company. iTunes eventually ventured into podcasts, videos, audiobooks and ebooks. As time went on, Apple felt that iTunes became too cluttered, and that it would be better to condense some of the content. This is primarily how Apple Music came about, as well as Podcasts and Apple TV.
Although iTunes will be no more, it shouldn’t be looked at as something that is “gone”. Apple simply wanted to better organize their content by separating it into different categories; they’ve completed a job well done.