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MacBytes
Dec 19, 2005, 12:36 PM
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Link: Q&A with Napster CEO Chris Gorog (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20051219133609)

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Keynoteuser
Dec 19, 2005, 01:32 PM
There's a big difference between someone talking with some amount of intelligence and someone talking through fear that his company is about to go down the drain...this one reads like the latter.

yellow
Dec 19, 2005, 01:40 PM
What a dumbass.

Nobody is going to spend $5,000 to fill an MP3 player.

Like you have to 1) spend it all at once, 2) cannot rip your old CDs, 3) won't steal from your friends/kazaa, 4) you'd be surprised how large some people's CD collections are and how much they've spent on them.

I wish I could tell this guy face to face..

I want to OWN my music when I buy it. I don't want to rent it from you.

TwitchOSX
Dec 19, 2005, 02:31 PM
Exactly. I dont want to have to pay $15.00 a month to rent music.. even if I can rent every song from their catalog because if I ever miss a payment, or cant pay $15.00/month for some reason, then I have NO music. Thats not cool.

HOWEVER,

I do think that Apple should license Fairplay to other music STORES. Not necessarily other MP3 players. If other stores can sell music that will run on an iPod, then I think Apple might sell more iPods.

Fender2112
Dec 19, 2005, 08:50 PM
Nobody is going to spend $5,000 to fill an MP3 player.

I'm not going to spend that much on CD's either. Maybe over my entire lifetime I might. So that argument becomes moot.

From the article, could any of you tell what benefits or value Napster brings to the table? I couldn't. It's the same story we keep hearing. Apple needs to open up so everyone else can make a few bucks. WAHWAHWAH ... cry me a hand full.

On Jan. 10, I hope Apple does offer a subscription service. Then the cry babies will have no more excuses. Then they will have to get off their butts and earn it the old fashioned way, just like Apple did.

It would also be interesting to know where Gorog gets his statistics.

Nermal
Dec 19, 2005, 11:37 PM
Gorog: We’ve found that many consumers don’t know when they purchase an iPod that they can’t use it with a service such as Napster.

Then why don't you make Napster compatible with iPods? Or does that make too much sense? :rolleyes:

Jimjiminey
Dec 19, 2005, 11:42 PM
"The villain in the story is the iPod. You have this device consumers love, but they're being restricted from buying anything other than downloads from Apple. People are bored with that…Clearly, consumers are rejecting the iTunes business model in droves."
Leaving in droves? Is this guy trying to justify Napsters meager existence by making up facts and figures? Hmmm...10 million ipods expected to ship this QUARTER!
I love these guys as they whine about the ipod/iTunes. If I have a mac and for some reason want to shop on Napster, I can't because of Microsoft's DRM, which won't work on Apple, and I am expected to care? If the shoe was on the other foot, they would love to see Apple go down, just as we can't wait to see them go down.

greatdevourer
Dec 20, 2005, 11:36 AM
Call me mad, but Gorog sounds like a Troll from WoW :p

Record companies have added a lucrative, if relatively small, new sales channel by selling through iTunes Err... iTMS has done a lot more than add a "small new sales channel"

The consumer loses. The record label loses. The only ones making money are the guys at the Cupertino computer company. How does the consumer lose? And the record companies make 3 times as much as everyone else put together, which is how it is all over the music industry.