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BusinessWeek: Why iTunes Has Bands on the Run

Byte of the Apple columnist Charles Haddad writes how iTunes has shifted control from artist to consumer when buying music.

“DISTANT WAILS.  In the hands of listeners such as McGinley, Apple’s iTunes is a tool of liberation. It gives them the freedom to pick and choose, and, in essence, make their own compilations from favorite tracks. And that’s just what many of those who wrote in told me they were using iTunes to do. In fact, the opportunity to compile personalized play lists and track selections may be one of the service’s biggest draws.

Fans of iTunes represent an unstoppable force. Who wants to keep all those CDs if you can carry around 1,000 songs on an iPod and easily expand that library through the Internet? Not many I suspect. Nor is this growing army of Internet-savvy users going to stop at music. Not too far in the future an iVideo and perhaps an iTome, for downloading literature and audiobooks, respectively, will be available”

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iTome for adio books? I have tons of content on my iPod already. It is ideal.
  iPod and other things:

Posted by Sebi on July 30, 2003 at 12:57 PM (PDT)


Sebi’s right, not to mention that the note reader function on current iPods is more than sufficient.  I read Prisoner of Azkaban on that thing.

Posted by Zim on July 31, 2003 at 8:23 AM (PDT)

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