[internetworkers] MS opens music store

ron thigpen ron at fuzzsonic.com
Fri Sep 3 10:51:16 EDT 2004

Michael Czeiszperger wrote:

> Anyone out there buying tunes from Microsoft?

Nope.  For stuff I really care about I still buy CDs.  They come with 
their own backup.  Other benefits: Artwork.  Liner notes.  No DRM (that 
I will buy).  Flexible in terms of compression formats.  The only 
drawback is storing the physical artifact.  Looking forward to getting 
them all ripped losslessly and available on the home network.

I do check out lots of new stuff on the eMusic service.

Of course, I also still buy a lot of vinyl.  And now that some of my 
favorite labels are on eMusic, I can have it both ways w/o the pain of 
vinyl digitization.


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