Simon Cowell considers lawsuit against Apple re iTunes’ Leon...

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    I hear all four people that tried to buy the album were really upset it didn't work. :rolleyes:
     
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    Seems there were 38,000 not 4.
     
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    and what would be the cause of action?
     
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    None that I know of. Never cared for those type shows and made for marketing singers.

    But still..
     
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    Wait a minute, they don't like selling songs on iTunes -- but bitch and moan when iTunes is down. :rolleyes:

    I can see a refund of the product placement dollars, but likely there is a clause in the contract for the times when iTunes is futzed.
     
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    Hmm, interesting that the record companies could be so upset at the loss of some iTunes sales after their recent posturing this year.......... Maybe they need iTunes more than they think?
     
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    Yes because everyone who was unable to purchase a copy through iTunes decided against the purchase after just 15 hours. :rolleyes:

    Let's be honest, it didn't stop the sales, it only delayed them. Nobody lost so much as a dollar.
     
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    Like the upcoming season of American Idol needs any more publicity. :rolleyes:
     
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    True, but this is about the UK equivalent, X Factor.
     
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    Well said. With the likes of Cowell around, the music is perfectly capable of destroying itself without Apple's help.

    If Cowell sues Apple, then I think Apple should just refuse to sell whatever junk is churned out by the winner of X Factor 2008... then watch it make Christmas #24 instead of Christmas #1.

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    God, could it be that the music just sucks and nobody wants to buy it?
     
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    Perhaps he should sort out the obvious issues with the telephone voting first before pointing fingers at others.
     
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    I think he should sue all other record shops for not being open 24/7 365 like iTunes is.
     
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    So new artists these days only have one week of greatness? That´s quality.
     
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    For X Factor winners that's much, much more than they deserve. ;)

    The X Factor is geared towards the eventual winner being the Christmas number one a week or two after the grand final, essentially hijacking the charts. It would probably be a bit of an embarrassment for Cowell and the show if the winner failed to top the chart over the festive period, hence the slight whiff of panic. And of course let's not forget that this is all publicity for the song, keeping it in the public eye...
     
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    Me get mucher dumber by reading that. :eek:
     
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    Artists? Please spare me! thats pure marketing.
     
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    The Sun?
     
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    How can he sue a program? Does that mean I can now sue InDesign for crashing on me at a critical deadline time?
     
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    .... what's in it besides Page 3?
     
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    iTunes is very well known, Apple arguably much less so over here – it just makes the headline a little more attention-worthy and sensationalist. We're talking about The Sun don't forget, we're dealing with the lowest common denominator here. ;)
     
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    This is just hype planted in an attempt to generate sales. A quick search on Apple's Discussion Boards turned up one thread with half a dozen contributors, the last of which had successfully downloaded it and is offering to email it to people for nothing.

    I'd be stunned if Apple's contract didn't have an "...in the event of technical difficulties..." clause in it.
     
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    two words for you simon, greedy cc****. you and your riaa whores can roll over and die already.
     
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    Sadly, it is already the christmas No.1 by a country mile.

    Oh well, I watched Strictly Ballroom anyhow, but I heard enough of the "winner" (yet another sub-sub Michal Buble (who is in turn, a sub-sub Sinatra))
    to know that mediocrity is now the most important thing in the music "industry"

    It's enough to turn you off music altogether...
     

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