The Sun shines on Napster

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jul 22, 2004.

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    Hmmm, classy... not.
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    Despite the size of The Sun's readership (and not really wanting to cast aspersions on the social make-up of said readership), I think Apple is better off maintaining the 'aspirational' quality that the iPod currently enjoys...

    However, what does worry me is that The Sun is a News International publication (read Rupert Murdoch) and could mark the beginning of a wider partnership with Napster within that organisation worldwide...
    :(

    jx
     
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    Just keep sending iPods to BBC broadcasters, that will generate far more interest nationwide than targetting the poxy Sun comic. 5 live is like a covert Apple love in, Whenever music is mentioned, iPods seem to crop up. Whenever there is a PC virus someone writes in a solution - get a Mac - and it gets read out.
     
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    Being on the other side of the Big Pond, I am not sure what quality newspaper the Sun is (though I have heard of semi nudes in the UK tabloids).

    At least in the US there is a greater chance of getting people to buy a premium product if shown why it is better. For that reason Apple should look at iTMS giveaways to build awareness for iTMS and the iPod.
     
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    Free Napster songs?

    I wonder if you'll be allowed to play them when your subscription to the Sun expires. :rolleyes:
     

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