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BuyMusic.com not selling 300,000 songs

So, BuyMusic.com started out by saying they had 300,000 songs available for download the first day of business. IF that were true than their claim would also be true that they were “The Largest Online Music Store”. Well, Mr. Blum in the past has also stated that they were the first legal online music downloading service, which we all know to be false. So judging on BuyMusic’s track record I set out to find out how many songs BuyMusic really had ready for download. By clicking on every single category and then by clicking on “List all” I could get an accurate number. I added all the numbers together and came out with a nice figure of 200,069. Yup, that’s right, nowhere near the figure of 300,000.

You see, the problem is that Buy.com is privately owned by Scott Blum, that means that he can release no official word on how many downloads he has, how many songs available, or how many people have visited his store, etc.

So just a fair warning, every time you hear a figure come out of his mouth, take it with a very large grain of salt.

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Comments

1

Wow. How sad…

Posted by Squibbles on August 4, 2003 at 4:06 PM (CDT)

2

Its true, Jesse had the guts to post this out on the open web and I applaud his courage to work with me and standup against this corporate travesty known as buymusic.com

For more information please visit boycottbuymusic.com, or our newly opened and redesigned forums/bulletin board.

Daniel

Posted by Daniel Berman on August 4, 2003 at 4:53 PM (CDT)

3

As soon as iTunes Music Store is released for Windows… Buymusic.com will be a thing of the past.

Posted by ntljr in Woodland Hills, CA on August 4, 2003 at 5:15 PM (CDT)

4

And, in other news, every MacIntosh released has been “The Fastest, Most Powerful, Personal Computer In The World.”

(Bottom-line, consider everything based on who’s saying it.)

Posted by Pensive Chimp in Hollywood Park, Texas on August 4, 2003 at 5:23 PM (CDT)

5

OK… so whats the big deal with buymusic.com?

whats the big threat?

Posted by Bababooey on August 4, 2003 at 5:55 PM (CDT)

6

Gmonkey, you make a valid point but what company is not going to try and put its products in their best light? :)

Posted by Daniel Berman on August 4, 2003 at 5:55 PM (CDT)

7

Can one download from buymusic.com and transfer the music to an iPod?

Posted by arsolot on August 4, 2003 at 9:34 PM (CDT)

8

Not easily, files on buymusic.com are in WMA format.

Posted by BigIzz on August 4, 2003 at 9:56 PM (CDT)

9

AND, they’re DRM protected, so you can’t decode them to wav or other formats without either recording them analog or burning then ripping a CD.

Buymusic.com is a ripoff, a travesty to all of the people who want an opportunity to buy music, and has so many technical glitches that I have heard many horror stories of their product not working at all, being overcharged, etc.

That’s why iPod is specifically NOT supported. On the buymusic site, they specifically sell Creative Nomad Zen players. Their commercials are blatent ripoffs of Apple’s. Generally a terrible service that I cannot wait to see the death of.

Posted by Sraphim on August 4, 2003 at 10:14 PM (CDT)

10

omg i love this site! i wanted to start one like this

Posted by ti on August 5, 2003 at 4:20 AM (CDT)

11

Sraphim,

I don’t know about starting your own but you can definitely help out on the forums if you like :)

Posted by Daniel on August 5, 2003 at 3:12 PM (CDT)

12

Little known Windows feature allows you to use the built-in sound recorder to record directly off the sound card. This allows you to record streaming audio or downloaded music into WAV format. Once in your own file, you can do whatever you want with it.

Posted by Ripper on August 5, 2003 at 6:09 PM (CDT)

13

@ripper

how how how how how how how????????

Posted by ti on August 6, 2003 at 6:31 AM (CDT)

14

“And, in other news, every MacIntosh released has been “The Fastest, Most Powerful, Personal Computer In The World.”
 
(Bottom-line, consider everything based on who’s saying it.)”

GMonkey - fastest computer is entirely subjective. clearly mistaking facts is not. 2+2 does not equal 7, but I’m sure that’s what buymusic’s calculator is showing.

Posted by Nathan Adams on August 6, 2003 at 8:22 AM (CDT)

15

is it just me or does buymusic.com seem to be running satirical commercials making fun of Apple? That’s very childish.

Posted by southstar in off this planet on August 6, 2003 at 11:42 AM (CDT)

16

I’m not sure about satirical (certainly likely), but I think buymusic’s commercials are stupid anyway.  I don’t hold anyone in judgement, but just how does watching a bunch of obese, unattractive people gyrating and singing off tune make you want to go buy music?  I don’t get it.  Even if it did work with my Ipod, I wouldn’t buy from buymusic.

Posted by Z on August 7, 2003 at 2:58 AM (CDT)

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