Comments:As increase in digital music sales slows, record labels look to new ways to make money

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more sh-t to learn and buy just to do your f-ckin art.021:21, 4 April 2013
Comments from feedback form - "More sources would be nice."006:37, 1 December 2010
Comments from feedback form - "The title is glib, wordy and r..."011:14, 2 September 2010
confusing116:45, 1 September 2010
Where to begin?012:59, 1 September 2010
BIG MONEY!005:06, 1 September 2010
Comments from feedback form - "Maybe a wee bit more on the su..."001:07, 1 September 2010
Falling Music Sales023:54, 31 August 2010
Comments from feedback form - "this article seems to only pre..."023:39, 31 August 2010

more sh-t to learn and buy just to do your f-ckin art.

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Last edit: 21:21, 4 April 2013

more sh-t to learn and buy just to do and enjoy your f-ckin music. SLOW IT THE FRIG DOWN! and lets see what we got.

216.197.91.2 (talk)21:05, 2 September 2010

Comments from feedback form - "More sources would be nice."

More sources would be nice.

129.123.253.200 (talk)06:37, 1 December 2010

Comments from feedback form - "The title is glib, wordy and r..."

The title is glib, wordy and redundant. It needs to read something like "As digital music sales slow, record labels look for new ways to make money"

99.148.254.222 (talk)11:14, 2 September 2010

My iPhone has a nifty button in the lower right of the main screen which says "iPod". Amazingly, it works. Also note that an iPhone has on-board storage roughly on par with an iPod. That storage is really only useful for music, like the iPod's. It even has a headphone jack and comes with earbuds (and no mic). It's reasonable to assume that the iPhone is the upgrade path for the iPod, and may even contain the same software.

Trent Reznor may have "released" the app on the Apple store last May, but only after it was rejected by Apple without immediate clear explanation. It didn't seem like he thought Apple really knows how to deal with "digital" media.

By the way... even if common usage is incorrect, CDs are most definitely digital. That was a major selling point, when they came out. It's like saying the newest cars are examples of the overall explosion in gasoline technology.

67.238.173.253 (talk)14:49, 1 September 2010

Some ipods (the so-called ipod touch) run software similar to the iphone, and now the ipad, called 'iPhone OS'. (It is a modified version of Mac OS X.)

All three devices can play music and can use the app store (but the ipod can't connect to the cellphone network.)

I enjoyed when my nephew demo'd BBC iplayer to me on his ipod touch.

InfantGorilla (talk)16:45, 1 September 2010
 

Where to begin?

Well, let's start with DRM. People don't appreciate having crippled software shoved down their throats. CDs were awesome because you could share your favorite band with a friend without lending them your entire music collection. Also I don't feel that it's an exaggeration to say that DRM has driven a lot of people to piracy that ordinarily wouldn't, just so they could have some control over their music collection.

Let's continue by saying this is all just a little bit alarmist, isn't it? The reason fewer people are buying iPods is because pretty much everybody in the universe already has some kind of device (like a cellphone) that can play music.

Maybe they should focus more on developing nations - get those kids to hock their OLPC laptops for an iPod, it's a whole new market segment!

74.212.26.6 (talk)12:59, 1 September 2010

BIG MONEY!

Wow, if 9.2% growth in sales constitutes $400 million, that makes digital music sales worth around $5 billion. That means if 95% of downloads are illegitimate, these companies are losing $95 billion! They must have been rolling in cash before piracy was such a problem!

Wait... that's not how much they were making before...

64.228.142.199 (talk)05:06, 1 September 2010

Comments from feedback form - "Maybe a wee bit more on the su..."

Maybe a wee bit more on the survivability of the CD and Vinyl formats would make the article a bit more comprehensive.

71.17.164.245 (talk)01:07, 1 September 2010

Falling Music Sales

Music is the transfer of emotion, if you compress the music you lose the power for it to move people. Address this problem and all others will fall by the wayside.

72.11.88.210 (talk)23:54, 31 August 2010

Comments from feedback form - "this article seems to only pre..."

this article seems to only present one side of the story and, while it covers that side well, it still creats clear bias would recommend counterpoints

71.224.174.67 (talk)23:39, 31 August 2010