Kanye West not a fan of a Tim Cook


Macman45

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Frankly, the day anybody like this starts to influence my choice of products I would begin to question my sanity.

He can use what he likes, I will use what I like.

And life goes on regardless...:D
 

rdowns

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There is no person alive who I could care less about what they think.
 

phrehdd

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Well then, I have more reverence now for Tim Cook.

Kanye is <insert whatever negative thought you have here>.
 

MattG

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There is no person alive who I could care less about what they think.
Seriously. I wish Apple would innovate and make some kind of "Kanye Filter" that could filter out anything with his name in it. So sick of seeing this guy and hearing his name.
 

GoCubsGo

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Why does the press give this low life ******* attention? Who cares what Kanye West thinks about Tim Cook. This guy is a total tool who does things in a lame attempt to feel relevant. His actions did exactly what he had hoped and the so-called media plays right into it. Guy should just go crawl under a rock. He's not an artist, a musician, or even a decent human being.
 

roadbloc

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If artist performing at the iTunes festival don't get paid then he has a valid point. Not sure if he is directing his anger at the right people though. This might be something that Cook has nothing to do with.

Doesn't stop his music from sucking though.
 
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nebo1ss

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If artist performing at the iTunes festival don't get paid then he has a valid point. Not sure if he is directing his anger at the right people though. This might be something that Cook has nothing to do wih.

Doesn't stop his music from sucking though.
Not a fan of Kanye West and have no time for him but agree with this comment. One has to be able to separate the individual from the issue.
 

rdowns

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http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/09/04/apple-itunes-festival-dalrymple-2/

"The iTunes Festival is a great way for us to share our love of music with our customers with free tickets for 30 nights of incredible music," Oliver Schusser, senior director, iTunes International, told me. "Plus, it gives artists exposure to millions of iTunes customers around the world who can view the live streams on their iOS devices and Apple TV."

The second part of what Schusser said is key. Even if the iTunes Festival were only a free local event, bands would still want to be a part of it. The concerts are streamed to millions of viewers around the world -- just the kind of exposure that can kickstart a musician's career.

The evidence of what the opportunity means for a band could be seen on the Festival stage. Phox, Tuesday night's opening act, thanked iTunes for the opportunity again and again. Even the night's headliners, The Lumineers, thanked Apple. Everyone knows how important this is.

A successful performance at the iTunes Festival can mean a huge increase in sales for the band. I know people on my Twitter feed who hadn't heard of Phox before but bought their album after watching the band on Apple TV. A twitter feed isn't an indictor of sales, but it does show how much people liked the show, and that's what the musicians want.

I spoke with Bill Lonero, lead guitarist for San Jose-based rock band Lonero, about iTunes Festival and what it means for a band. Lonero has never played the festival, but as a musician with several albums to his credit, he sees the benefits. Being aligned with Apple, promoted alongside Apple, then playing the festival and being streamed around the world is huge for bands big or small.

"There is no downside to being part of the iTunes Festival," he says.
 

bluespark

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If artist performing at the iTunes festival don't get paid then he has a valid point. Not sure if he is directing his anger at the right people though. This might be something that Cook has nothing to do with.

Doesn't stop his music from sucking though.
Not sure what point that would be -- it's not like anyone is forced to perform at the iTunes festival. Whatever Apple's terms are, an artist can choose to accept or decline.
 

roadbloc

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Not sure what point that would be -- it's not like anyone is forced to perform at the iTunes festival. Whatever Apple's terms are, an artist can choose to accept or decline.
His point is he doesn't get paid. He obviously chose to decline and then complain about.
 

Rogifan

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His point is he doesn't get paid. He obviously chose to decline and then complain about.
Hmm...I'd be curious to know if other artists have complained about not being paid. It's not like Apple is charging for tickets but asking the performers to play for free.
 

roadbloc

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Hmm...I'd be curious to know if other artists have complained about not being paid. It's not like Apple is charging for tickets but asking the performers to play for free.
Probably just Mr West. He likes to moan as most may know. Any others not up for it will probably just decline and leave it at that.
 

ucfgrad93

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Why does the press give this low life ******* attention? Who cares what Kanye West thinks about Tim Cook. This guy is a total tool who does things in a lame attempt to feel relevant. His actions did exactly what he had hoped and the so-called media plays right into it. Guy should just go crawl under a rock. He's not an artist, a musician, or even a decent human being.
Agreed. There are a lot of people that the media should just plain ignore.
 

Jessica Lares

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Hmm...I'd be curious to know if other artists have complained about not being paid. It's not like Apple is charging for tickets but asking the performers to play for free.
Some artists complain about not being paid enough to play at Glastonbury. :rolleyes:

Little artists see it as a great deal for them, but bigger artists see it as being a little brand they're lending their hand to. The "little brand" in this case being Apple.

It wouldn't be just a problem for Apple, but with all festivals in general these days.
 

CEmajr

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Kanye has become purely an attention who're these days. Guess he has to keep himself in the media somehow since his 'Yeezus' album was trash.