May 01, 2003
Friday night, Apple retail stores around the country are hosring an
iTunes party, showing off the new iPods. But everywhere I've been over
the past couple of days, all I keep hearing about is the new iTunes
Music Store. Windows users can't wait for it to be available to them.
The Mac users are gloating.
Posted by macmike at May 1, 2003 12:46 PM
In the middle of covering a legislative hearing in Lansing yesterday,
someone passed me a note. "iTunes is awesome!," it said. I have no idea
who sent it to me. I spoke at a National Day of Prayer breakfast in
Clarkston this morning. Three people came up to me afterwards to say
they were hooked on the service.
275,000 songs were downloaded in the first 18 hours. As for me, I
really do have a serious problem with the site. I can't stop clicking
that one-click order button. Seriously. Every time I have visited, I
have bought. I need to get a grip.
The shopping cart feature hidden in the prefs... Helped me threw my
addiction... Insted of getting the music asap, you must wait a little
and then take the final tally, then you havee the music...
the iTMS is very dangerous, even with the shopping cart. If I didn't
have other things I know I'm saving for, I'd be spending way too much
money over there. Of course, I had to buy one song to check out how it
works [and I'd say it works quite well]. Hopefully, that one won't turn
in to 20, or 50, or 100, like I know it could.
The coolest thing about iTunes 4, though, is when a co-worker callls me
up and says "Why are your MP3s showing up in my iTunes window?", and I
explain it, and they say, "oooooh, cool"
I so know where you are coming from. I am forcing myself only to buy
one song a day, and only an album a month. Keeps me from spending too
much money, yet gives me my iTunes Music Store fix.
I'm in the same boat, but I'm buying albums, too. I bought a
classical double CD with 55 songs for just 11.99!!!
Steve Jobs will be the savior of the music industry. I predict that
he and Apple (or Pixar) will buy a major component of the music business
before too long. Why not?
I have to disagree. I did buy one song. But most of the albums I
want are not available yet, though I understand the indies are coming.
In order to make this of value to me Apple would have to make the albums
substantially cheaper than the physical versions. I would much rather
own ca opy of the disk, than own a virtual copy.
As far as saving the record industry, it is not really in trouble.
Independant labels are doing amazing business. It is the giants that
are suffering. And i say "Who needs em?"
I am thrilled about the new service and iTunes 4. . .
My sound gets killed now, so I have to restart every 2 hours. found
that it has to do with the Sound Sticks. So I have unpluged them, and
it doesn't crash the sound or machine but sometimes it trips and
sputters the sound.
I hearby send this please fix meme out.
I really enjoy my sound sticks