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European labels scared of Apple dominance

“Music labels are dragging their feet in licensing their songs to Apple Computer because they fear its long-promised European music download site will dominate the online business, industry insiders say.

The five main record labels are understood to be scared that Apple, which makes the iPod digital music player, will become as successful in Europe as it has in the US, where it has 70 per cent of the legal download business. That could let it dictate which stars or records succeed or fail by deciding which to promote on its site.”

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21

BigSid,

AND_what’s your point after all that trolling? smoke ‘n mirrors? yeah, about as much as smoking out of your rear-end. Why are you so upset about what apple is trying to do? WhatEVER that may be? Why are you trying to “sell” your ill-fed crap-opinion to others?

People on this site are trying to support apple because they like what apple is doing for them (I don’t see any other site promote the same message, maybe because all other “competitors” are the ones there for profit only - not their customers), if you don’t like it, or like to smoke more out of your backside, please do so elsewhere - no one (including apple) is forcing you to eat what they serve.

your POV is not welcomed here

Posted by voodoo on May 6, 2004 at 9:30 PM (CDT)

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Voodoo-

Do you work?  Do you pay taxes?  Have you ever complained about the way the government is doing things?

Same thing I’m doing here.  Yes, I’ve supported Apple.  I’ve bought two iPods, but that doesn’t require me to think everything Steve Jobs says is the Gospel, or that everything Apple does is divine.

If you don’t like my POV, then don’t read my posts.  The whole point of this site is for people to have discussions.

I don’t see anything in your post that was of any benefit to anyone on this site, so you may want to consider just keeping your mouth shut next time.

Your main problem is that you were duped by Apple.  Fooled by their smoke and mirrors… that’s why you don’t get the point of my post.

Talk to you later, fanboy.

Posted by BigSid in Los Angeles on May 6, 2004 at 11:46 PM (CDT)

23

Quoting angry british man(silver_haze20),

“I really cannot beleive you just said that zim, exactly how patriotic are you to your oh so fantastic country run by the worlds number one (George Bush if you couldn’t work it out)”

BZZZZ!  The correct answer we’re looking for is “sarcasm.”  Sorry, you lose the car and the trip to Scotland.


But getting back to the topic, historically there’s almost always been a backlash anytime a system or entity has established a majority of influence.  This is, justifiably, due in part to the power that system inherits.

Because of this, two things occur: 1. the system currently in the position of power will do whatever they can to stay in power, and 2. there will be group, perhaps quite large, that arises in opposition to that system.  I think people instinctually and naturally try to balance power.  It’s a survival mechanism.

So I’d say that what the record companies are worrying about and what we’re discussing on this forum is perfectly natural.  I would actually worry a lot more if a given company or system became the dominant force and no one opposed it.

Posted by Zim on May 7, 2004 at 2:44 AM (CDT)

24

Apple wants to know what it feels like to have a monoply. By all means, go for it. At least with an Apple monoply the the music players would look good.

Posted by WOLF MAN on May 8, 2004 at 10:18 AM (CDT)

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