2 thoughts on “Apple Vs Subscription Services”

  1. It’s the WRONG analogy. The burning to CD is a minor thing just like burning tracks from itunes is a minor reason to buy fro m itunes.

    The main problem with subs is it sounds all fine (1-million tracks, $8!) but the reality is you have to schedule TIME in front of your PC – you must listen to dozens, hundreds – thousands of tracks, select those and move them into playlists – repeat each month for music you LIKE enough to LISTEN but NOT enough TO OWN? Then if you want to download them, that’s another time allotment.

    You save ZERO time with a subscription based service. You in fact are playing radio programmer in your spare time. How many people spend hours walking around BORDERS listening to CD’s? Not many. SAME THING!

    If you want to LISTEN to music, why do-it-yourself? Why not regular radio, internet radio (both free) or satellite radio and then BUY THE tracks you actually like enough to own from the store or itunes?

    Who has time to play radio station for music you DO NOT OWN? How is it different from going to Borders?

    It has certain appeal – college students and peope who want to stream record either because they are cheap or because they are thieves … true music fantatics with income are not satisfied with the “low” fidelity of MP3, they’re not going to be satisfied with stream recording anyway so they are out … what does that leave you?

    It’s a business but it’s like ice skating rink music licensing, it’s a business but ultimately, a minor player.

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