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Apple takes aim at Spotify with music-streaming service for $10 a month

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by audiokid, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/apple-takes-aim-at-spotify-with-music-streaming-service-for-10-a-month-1.2412093
     
  2. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    "...and Apple employee Jimmy Iovine at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference..."

    Wait... hold da phone a sec... Jimmy Iovine works for Apple Computers now?

    Are we talking the same Jimmy Iovine who worked at The Record Plant and Sound City, and engineered and produced bands and artists like The Raspberries, John Lennon, U2, Tom Petty...?

    As far as the subscription fee goes.. I'm not against it - as long as the artists and songwriters start getting paid again... or maybe instead, I should say "start getting paid more than a $3.00 monthly check from Spotify for a Gold Record "...

    With exception of iTunes, people have had a sense of "entitlement" about music for quite awhile now, they want it on demand, and they want it for free... a mindset that started with Napster, and which has been perpetuated by other "music distribution services" along the way, who also don't charge for it. Or, just as bad, ( maybe even worse) those who do charge for it, but then keep all the money for themselves.
     

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