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Yawn “Universal Music Takes on iTunes”

Posted by geeknews at 1:49 PM on October 12, 2007

Who are they kidding. I half laughed this morning when reading the referenced article in BusinessWeek. Seems the chair of Universal Music is enlisting the help of other music companies to roll their own music service.

Ok lets look at a music service being run by recording companies and the list of features it will have.

  • DRM
  • High Prices
  • DRM
  • DRM

The way they think the can beat Apple iTunes is to sell music as a subscription service and have the music service some default with media non apple media players and mobile devices. Time will tell if they can compete but unless they can beat Apple with new portable media devices they are simply not going to be able to compete.