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(IT World)   The guy who got people to buy overpriced headphones and tickets to Eminem's movie is confident he can get people to subscribe to a music service   (itworld.com) divider line 17
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1246 clicks; posted to Business » on 18 Jan 2013 at 10:26 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-18 10:39:59 AM  
they just need to find a way to put a big ass logo on it so other people know they bought it, like starbucks or beats. Its all about the logo.
 
2013-01-18 11:13:15 AM  
The article is right in that the only way a subscription model will succeed is if pandora and spotify go out of business.
Or else they are going to have to pull off an internet version of Satellite radio. I don't have satellite radio, but everybody who does have it says it's worth it.
 
2013-01-18 11:48:22 AM  

Komplex: The article is right in that the only way a subscription model will succeed is if pandora and spotify go out of business.
Or else they are going to have to pull off an internet version of Satellite radio. I don't have satellite radio, but everybody who does have it says it's worth it.


and assuming this will be a streaming service, it's going to be difficult with the download caps on cellphones and high speed internet carriers already pushing for download caps bandwidth prioritization crap.
 
2013-01-18 11:57:28 AM  
Why pay for music when youtube exists? Seriously, streaming will never work. The entire dynamic of music is changing. You'll make your money off ads online, or at live shows. That's about it. No one is gonna pay for it anymore. And I don't say that as some sort of elitism entitlement, it's just fact. Adapt or die.

Also, are we supposed to not like 8 Mile anymore? It was a well made movie, Eminem was surprisingly humble and good in it, and it was fun to watch. I'm confused why we're supposed to think it's stupid now.

Komplex: I don't have satellite radio, but everybody who does have it says it's worth it.


Count me in that group as well. No, it doesn't have that obscure band you've never heard of, but it does have entire channels dedicated to:
40's music
50's music
60's music
70's music
90's music (I've been told there's an 80's channel, but the 80's suck dirty ass so I've never tried to find it)
Howard Stern
Business talk shows
Hip hop channels
Techno channels
Covino & Rich

To me that's worth my $14 bucks a month. You can rewind up to 40 mins as well. And if you're listening online? Well if you tune in to Stern for example and it sounds like they're coming off a great bit, you can rewind it even though you weren't even tuned into it. That's fantastic.
 
2013-01-18 12:44:32 PM  
I pay Pandora a whopping $36/year to not listen to ads.  It does annoy me that I don't get unlimited skips, but I can always switch to a redundant station of a different name and keep on truckin'.
 
2013-01-18 01:14:43 PM  
spotify premium ($10/month) + last.fm, RYM, and various review sites for research purposes and new releases has worked just fine for me for almost 2 years now. But then again I'm pretty methodical in my listening habits and put forward the effort to listen to full albums and sift through the duds in order to form my own personal musical tastes. I'm guessing most of your Beats by Dre target audience just wants what is cool and hip piped directly to them so they have that sweet sweet hipster cred.
 
2013-01-18 01:45:52 PM  

sure haven't: (I've been told there's an 80's channel, but the 80's suck dirty ass so I've never tried to find it)


Don't you blaspheme in here!

/Sirius subscriber and shareholder
//stock rise in 2012 has paid for over 10 years of service.
 
2013-01-18 01:49:34 PM  
The licensing is too complicated for me to understand when it comes to purchasing media. It's easier for me to just pirate it....at least I know what I'm getting into.
 
2013-01-18 02:19:27 PM  
I pay for Grooveshark, the ability to have the songs offline on my android phone makes it worth it especially on long trips where 3/4G get sketchy in areas
 
2013-01-18 03:47:52 PM  

Komplex: The article is right in that the only way a subscription model will succeed is if pandora and spotify go out of business.
Or else they are going to have to pull off an internet version of Satellite radio. I don't have satellite radio, but everybody who does have it says it's worth it.


I had it for years. Started with XM. Loved it for many years. Then they introduced DJs talking over the music, and playing the end of one song over the intro to the next. Sirius/XM merge and then more DJs and wackiness on a lot of the stations. I just wanted to hear uninterrupted music and don't need to be told what I'm listening to because 95% of all satellite radios have displays telling me what I'm listening to.

Changed stations around, killed some of the great ones and created new ones. Example: 80's new wave with tons of obscure songs became 80s new wave top 40. Then they merged traffic and weather for cities (in my case Dallas and Houston) and that was annoying.

First world problems? Yes, but I am paying for the damn service.

Finally said fark it and bought a 160gb iPod with an FM transmitter.
 
2013-01-18 03:48:54 PM  
Tom Petty's Buried Treasure and Saturday Night Safety Dance were great programs though.
 
2013-01-18 05:01:08 PM  
UH... ENLIGHTEN me here, Eminem has a MOVIE?
 
2013-01-18 05:21:07 PM  

utah dude: UH... ENLIGHTEN me here, Eminem has a MOVIE?


Seriously?

8 Mile
 
2013-01-18 09:27:40 PM  
a guy this cool could sell me anything Link
 
2013-01-19 11:50:55 AM  
Google will never allow this to work since they will stream music too....

Oh and they bought MOG? That piece of shiat that came with my phone and that I deleted of the second I powered it up? Good luck with that jimmy.
 
2013-01-19 09:51:51 PM  
i have listened to both eminem and dre and can confidently ask

WOULD IT KILL YOU TO HIRE A REAL farkING DRUMMER?

jesus, talk about hemi-semi-demi-talented jerkoffs
those two are lucky they live in talentless times.
 
2013-01-20 07:38:05 AM  

steamingpile: Google will never allow this to work since they will stream music too....

Oh and they bought MOG? That piece of shiat that came with my phone and that I deleted of the second I powered it up? Good luck with that jimmy.


Sounds to me like he wants to do for internet radio what they did to fm radio: make it shiat.
 
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