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September 08, 2005

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OK, the real question is who is your cable provider that you only pay $13 a month??

I don't think iTunes/iPod will nosedive like you predict unless they get their songs to play on an iPod. I mean, they have 80% or so of the market, who's going to go out and spend $200 or so for an entirely new player just to save a couple a bucks a month in song purchases? That doesn't make much sense, not to mention the fact that there isn't much of a good iPod competitor.

Personally, I own a Creative Zen, and it works pretty well. I'm happy with it, but when a friend won an iPod mini, I tried it out and loved the interface. It genuinely is better than the current crop of competitors. If I owned an iPod I wouldn't move off of it to any of the competitors.

So, I don't think there will be such a huge nosedive. But I can see the appeal of a subscription service. It just doesn't happen to appeal to me...

I am actually currently considering one of the Sattelite Radio Services (subscription for music and you can't even pick the song) so this is obviously a better deal. Since I don't have an MP3 player and listen on my computer at work and home, this might be an option.

I am actually currently considering one of the Sattelite Radio Services (subscription for music and you can't even pick the song) so this is obviously a better deal. Since I don't have an MP3 player and listen on my computer at work and home, this might be an option.

Matt - Comcast basic cable baby...you don't get jack for channels except discovery, but that's my main reason for having cable at all...that and the air reception around here is terrible.

AJ - "Who's going to go out and speed $ to get a different player?" Me! I have an iPod, it's nice, but I think the iRiver kicks it's tail. I can ebay my iPod and pick up an iRiver and be out maybe $50...and have IMO a device better than the iPod.
Now if you never buy new music and just want to listen to your current CD's then I can see not wanting Yahoo. But if you want to listen to new stuff or stuff you probably wouldn't actually purchase then Yahoo is the way to go. I've been having so much fun just listening to stuff I never would have before Yahoo.

Chris - $5/mo and you can listen to over a million tunes...that you get to pick ;-)

It will be interesting to see what the music scene looks like in a year. I'm still holding to my prediction :-)

Jason

You're beginning to sell me on this. 10 more blog articles this long from you and I'm in.

:)

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