The good news is that Apple is separating the music, TV, and podcast functionality from iTunes, so you don’t have to use it as much. However the bad news is that iTunes still isn’t going away completely.
We all hate iTunes. Fortunately, Apple is planning on breaking up the maligned software into TV, Music, and Podcasts in the next version of macOS.
The new apps will be based on Apple’s Project Marzipan, which aims to make it easier for developers to port iOS apps to macOS by allowing both platforms to share a common codebase. Apple got the ball rolling with the News app for macOS last year with the three aforementioned apps to follow suit this year.