Yawn “Universal Music Takes on iTunes”

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. BusinessWeek.com


About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.