Tag Archive for ‘Subscription Services’

Steve Jobs Bashing Music Subscription Services ➝

Steve Jobs, discussing subscription music services in 2003, as referenced by Dave Mark on The Loop:

You pay to download 500 songs and one day you stop paying your subscription fee and your entire music library goes away.

He was right. I don’t want to pay $10 a month for the rest of my life just to listen to music. Especially when my favorite artists, none of whom are “top acts”, will ever make meaningful money from the deal.

I’d much rather buy a digital download directly or, even better, a physical CD of the album. I will own that music for the rest of my life and I’ll be supporting artists along the way.

➝ Source: loopinsight.com

Spotify Premium Now Bundled With AT&T’s Top Unlimited Plan ➝

Bundling entertainment services alongside connectivity will inevitably end poorly — if cable companies have taught us anything. But in the meantime, I guess you’re better off taking advantage of these deals than not. We currently have free HBO through our AT&T plan and have been more than happy with it. Just keep an eye out for rising prices or signs of overall service degradation. That’s when we need to start complaining.