Rhapsody for Macs
nospam at spacelabstudio.com
Mon Dec 19 11:03:17 EST 2005
Forgot to mention, that you get 50 songs free without even having to
give them a credit card or anything. So you can try it out/explore first.
Chris Rossi wrote:
> Guys, emusic.com. No DRM. MP3s play anywhere. Access to the entire
> Kill Rock Stars, Merge, Tzadik, K records, Dischord, Matador, etc.
> catalogs, and much much more. A whole universe of stuff, really,
> excluding for the most part major labels.
> I think, but I'm not sure, I might get some kind of free song kickback
> if you sign up and tell 'em I sent you. Replace 'nospam' with 'chris'
> to get my email address.
> I pay $15/month and get 60 songs. Which is actually a little more than
> I'm capable of processing, especially since I still buy CDs, so I've
> considered cutting back to the $10/month 40 song plan. It adds up to a
> lot of albums after a while. I've got it all hooked up to the stereo at
> home, the headphones at work, the iRiver on the road.
> Nathaniel Florin wrote:
>>--- stablenet at nc.rr.com wrote:
>>>As many closed technologies have proven in the past,
>>>this is a poor business model. Betamax was superior
>>>to VHS, but the latter won the war because of more
>>>distribution and licensing.
>>>Apple doesn't care if you use a Rio or an iPod -
>>>they will sell you an MP3 regardless.
>>Unfortunately this isn't exactly true. The iTunes
>>Music Store sells you MPEG-4 AAC (Advanced Audio
>>Coding) files which have a Digital Rights Management
>>code built in that, among other things, only allows
>>you to play them on an iPod (though you can burn them
>>to a generic audio CD as well). There are ways around
>>this to get them on your Rio, but they tend to be
>>complicated and tedious and are definitely not
>>approved of by Apple. Apple, on the whole, detests an
>>open system (though it loves an open source on which
>>it can build a closed system). The company has always
>>relied on high sales margins rather than high volume
>>and so the more proprietary something is the better.
>>This is part of what has kept me in the business of
>>buying vinyl and CDs, and IMHO is the major weakness
>>of the iTunes store.
>>I say all this as a long-time Mac user, btw.
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