Originally Posted by pmoeser
They somehow seem to think that by agreeing to streaming music terms with another Apple competitor it will loosen Apple's "stranglehold" on their industry. It worked so well for them offering DRM free music once before...
What they have done is ensure that the whatever-million number of iOS users can't give them any money
How happy are the artists they "represent" with this decision?
Frankly, I don't care for streaming. All I want to be able to do is to access my music like I can access my Apps. If it's not on my device when I leave home, I can simply download it again as I have already paid for it
What really ticks me off about the deals the media companies make with Amazon is that they won't ever give Apple the same deal.
They've backed away from giving Apple streaming rights because they think people would abuse it, yet they give those rights to Amazon and some startups.
They won't give apple the rights to stream movies because they are afraid people would abuse them, but they give those rights to Netflix.
They won't give Apple the rights to let users keep an online vault of their music because they are afraid that people would abuse it, yet they give those rights to Amazon.
Also, Apple will probably *not* let you store music or movies in the cloud that you didn't purchase from them legally, but Amazon is somehow allowed to just let people put whatever the heck they want up there. Apple has built the most successful, respectable online music and movie service bar none, but the industry still treats them, and all the iTunes users like criminals
while giving Amazon and their customers insider deals and special privileges.
It's such an obviously corrupt system it's just laughable.