Why I'm not using apple music

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Makendu

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They already want me to attach a card to automatically charge me after free 3 months hoping that you forget you did that and collect there easy 10 dollars. I will stick to piratebay already lost me apple

Damn i like apple but people dick ride them on this forum so hard. Just tried apple music its complete crap it just lets you play the music you buy on iTunes any of them free while using your subscription and the UI is crap i do love apple but apple music is ****.


For everyone crying for me using piratebay saying I'm stealing i have not stolen **** ,get over yourself.
 
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Michael Goff

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They already want me to attach a card to automatically charge me after free 3 months hoping that you forget you did that and collect there easy 10 dollars. I will stick to piratebay already lost me apple
Good thing we all know you'd rather steal music than pay for it. It's not like all subscription services do this and it's easy to shut off or anything.
 

C DM

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They already want me to attach a card to automatically charge me after free 3 months hoping that you forget you did that and collect there easy 10 dollars. I will stick to piratebay already lost me apple
We already have a a few threads about this. Did we need another one that doesn't add anything and misses everything already covered in the other threads that address it all?
 

AleXXXa

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They already want me to attach a card to automatically charge me after free 3 months hoping that you forget you did that and collect there easy 10 dollars. I will stick to piratebay already lost me apple
+1.
It's sad Apple uses these dirty tactics.
Free trial my arse if i have to give them my credit card information.
 

Makendu

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to all you talking **** why would i pay for music when the artist only gets like 1 dollar from album purchase when i can see there concert and they make like 100% i think some of you are new to the music industry
 

KALLT

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The reason they ask for a credit card is to weed out the people who are highly likely to never (can't) subscribe.
97% of free trials require a credit or debt card this is far from the norm.

It's a free "trial" not a free service.
Big difference.
That doesn't mean that they can't ask for a final confirmation at the end of the trial period though. Once you added a valid payment method, it shouldn't be a problem. I suppose Apple sees the subscription as a commitment regardless of the trial. They just won't charge you for the first three months.
 

Michael Goff

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to all you talking **** why would i pay for music when the artist only gets like 1 dollar from album purchase when i can see there concert and they make like 100% i think some of you are new to the music industry
They're making less from your free trial. Also, they make nothing when you pirate it. Don't pretend you care about the artists.

Edit: And they don't make 100% from concerts. I don't think you know how the industry works.
 

MentalFloss

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They already want me to attach a card to automatically charge me after free 3 months hoping that you forget you did that and collect there easy 10 dollars. I will stick to piratebay already lost me apple
So you will continue stealing music, because there is a risk that you might actually end up having to pay for it at some point via Apple Music?
 

MentalFloss

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to all you talking **** why would i pay for music when the artist only gets like 1 dollar from album purchase when i can see there concert and they make like 100% i think some of you are new to the music industry
Oh, the old "artists make money from concerts" BS. I think the only people who keep mentioning this are the ones who really really really really really need to make up an excuse why it is fine to pirate music, because otherwise they'd feel bad.

Why not just say "I'm a parasite, and I feel ok about it." Is that such a difficult line to cross? Still some last traces of remorse instilled by parents who did not fail completely after all?

That "artists make money from concerts" argument is so obviously nonsense and has been refuted so many times (not all artists can tour, not all music is suitable for live performances, not all artists want to tour, relying on concert revenue would force less well-known artists to tour only locally, etc.) that nobody can really believe that unless they must believe it to wash their hands clean. Believe it or not, many of the artists who come to your home town make zero Dollars from concerts (touring is actually unbelievably expensive), because they tour to support their albums. Which you pirate.
 

dumastudetto

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I think the biggest frustration people are going to have is the realisation that their $9.99/$14.99/m doesn't actually guarantee their library remains playable as long as they keep paying. Albums and tracks often get pulled from subscription services for various licensing reasons. When this happens, the albums/tracks should become unplayable. Across the multiple services I have tested through the years, all of them have chunks of tracks in playlists that can no longer be played.

I know for most of us who are experienced with music services know this. But those who are new, and I'm sure Apple will capture a lot of people new to music subscription services, this is probably going to surprise and frustrate them. The expectations haven't really been set. Pretty much all the discussion and articles focus on the need to keep paying, and haven't mentioned issues beyond the customer's control.
 
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MentalFloss

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Anyone who believes that tours are the way to make a ton of money should read things like this:
http://www.metalinjection.net/its-just-business/bands-money-touring
They should drop all financial penalties for people convicted of pirating music and instead just force-tattoo that link on their arms. ;)

And what they are describing there seems to be a band that is touring only in the US, and they can't make money. What if they have fans abroad? What if they have most of their fans abroad? That actually happens to some bands, whether they like it or not. An American band that travels to Europe or Japan can easily lose money on that kind of tour unless they charge ridiculous ticket prices that only hardcore fans are going to pay. So if you're a European fan of an American band (or vice versa), then this whole "money is made from concerts not albums" model is really a killer for you.
 

marmiteturkey

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to all you talking **** why would i pay for music when the artist only gets like 1 dollar from album purchase when i can see there concert and they make like 100% i think some of you are new to the music industry
Are you even old enough to have a bank card or go to a concert? You write like an 11-year old.
Are you really so incompetent that you can't remember to cancel a subscription in a THREE MONTH period? Set a damn reminder on your iPhone if for some reason you can't cancel auto-renew as soon as you set it up.

You choose to pirate music because you're a cheap thief, not because you care about artists or know all about the music industry. Have you bought a gig ticket for every artist whose music you've ever pirated? Quit lecturing people on 'the music industry', and grow up.
 

ViviUO

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to all you talking **** why would i pay for music when the artist only gets like 1 dollar from album purchase when i can see there concert and they make like 100% i think some of you are new to the music industry
Because everyone just goes to a concert every time they want to hear a specific song.

Is this clownshoes for real? I smell a troll.
 

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