USA Today online music store poll

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  1. Java macrumors regular

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    Everyone, cast your vote for the iTMS on the USA Today poll.

    USA Today link

    Currently, as of 2:09pm PDT, Napster is winning.
     
  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    As of Now:

    :rolleyes:

    Numbers -- > Names of Service.. Napster has 42.09% ect...

    erm also this is BS since the poll is attached to an article about Napster... :eek:

    Also People who didn't read the article and who are hiding under a rock might think its the P2P Napster.

    :eek:
     
  3. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Maybe I'm just missing something, but I don't see the poll.
     
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    yeah...can't find the poll

    do you know how many people voted?...probably only a drop in the bucket compared to how many people will be using these services...i hope
     
  6. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    If nothing else, the article confirms that the Windows version of ITMS will be announced on Thursday.
     
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    Sure, this really pissed me off...........
     
  8. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    uh huh. subscription. right. next thing we'll be told that "discovering art is a richer experience if you donate $10 to the museum".

    what exactly is a "music destination"? to me it's a place to easily browse, sample and buy music, and perhaps organize it. sounds like itunes to me...

    actually, this whole thing sounds like a bias to me.

    pnw
     
  9. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    How are the other services "music destinations???" I would think ITMS would be the ultimate music destination, and $10 a month rent WTF how can they like that?
    I smell a rat...........
     
  10. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    The Poll was deleted because iTMS was gaining.

    :(
     
  11. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    There's probably some truth to this statement.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of unbiased journalism.
     
  12. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Wow I have been really out of it... I had no idea they were that close!
     
  14. rueyeet macrumors 65816

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    "Music destination" is a music industry term for offering you content and context surrounding your music buying. Y'know, previews of what's new and hot, videos of upcoming bands, showcases of current bands, etc. It's all about the content, which the subscriptions and downloads are there to lure you into.

    In other words, shoving more marketing crap down your throat.

    But they throw that in there so you'll think you're somehow getting less from iTMS because it's "just a store." In my opinion, it's all the industry-sponsored crap that keeps me away from their sanctioned sites, and the iTMS is just the right kind of "less" that I want--actual buying of music, without the spiel and hype!

    As for subscriptions and streaming, I could care less. I want to be able to listen to my music on my iPod, offline. If Apple's rumored "listener loans" are a legal, non-subscription way to try out stuff before I buy it, then that'll take away the last advantage offered by subscriptions.
     
  15. Java thread starter macrumors regular

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    could be true

    I wrote to the USA Today staff about the article. So far, nothing back on their statement about a "music destination".

    I have to laugh at the fact that just to transfer your music to another device, I have to pay $10 per month. So, if that were true for the iTMS, then all of us who have used the iTMS from the start would have been out roughly $80 by now. Wasn't the goal of online music stores to be easy and cheap?
     
  16. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Re: could be true

    Report back if you get anything.

    Seems like a load of BS to me...

    :mad:
     

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