Yesterday was all about bitching about itunes 4.0.1, but it all seems to be put into perspective today doesn’t it? Real announces their own music service, based on a 10 dollar a month subscription, then $.79 a track to burn it to 1 cd…
here’s an excellent analysis of how this is lame:
Let’s do the 5th grade math folks… (Score:4, Insightful)
by SuperMario666 (588666) on Wednesday May 28, @03:33PM (#6060018)
10 tracks @ RealR – $7.90 + $9.95 = $17.85
10 tracks @ Apple – $9.90 + $0.00 = $09.90
25 tracks @ RealR – $19.75 + $9.95 = $29.70
25 tracks @ Apple – $24.75 + $0.00 = $24.75
50 tracks @ RealR – $39.50 + $9.95 = $49.45
50 tracks @ Apple – $49.50 + $0.00 = $49.50
So I have to buy fifty tracks per month before Real Rhapsody is even remotely competive, not to mention the fact that something like one-third of the tracks aren’t burnable at all.
Man, everyone everywhere is complaining about the update for iTunes.. Right, no more sharing your thousands of songs with total strangers if they command-k into your box. Stop complaining! Go develop your own alternative if you think it’s such a horrible experience! As a musician, artist, and person who regularly pays the shareware fees for programs that enhance my life, I don’t have a problem with this new restriction. I thought it was a horrible error to leave that open to clients other than iTunes in the first place.
So you think it sucks you can’t share with anyone you want to anymore? Here’s you in your next life:
A longtime fan of yours: “OMG, it’s you!!
You (the famous artist): Yeah, heh, thanks, yeah.
fan:I love your work!
you:thanks.. it sure is hard work to be me.
fan:I loved your early work!
you:oh, yeah, thanks…
fan:yeah, I copied it from some guy years ago!
you:really, copied it, huh
fan: yeah, fuck the RIAA, right?? Hahaha! Stick it to them!
fan:yeah, I found your new stuff online too, but it’s not as good as your older stuff.
you: Huh, really
fan:Yeah, sure am glad I didn’t pay for that crap!
so how’s that going to feel in your next life? Why don’t you just own up to your Karmic debt and just pay for the fucking music that enhances your life so much?
this is just wrong. 6 channel surround sound in a port-a-potty. I don’t even feel like I even need to say anything more.