toggle

AAPL Stock: 100.96 ( -0.83 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Steve Jobs talks music in Rolling Stone interview

updated 10:35 am EST, Mon December 8, 2003

RS interviews Jobs

A Rolling Stone talks about Apple's foray into the music industry, its competitors (Dell, RealNetworks, and Microsoft), relationship with successful artists, and other many other topics: "Still, Jobs' bet on digital music is a hugely risky move in many ways, not only because powerhouses such as Dell and Wal-Mart are gunning for Apple (and Microsoft will be soon, as well), but because success may depend on how well Jobs, a forty-eight-year-old billionaire, is able to understand and respond to the fickle music-listening habits of eighteen-year-olds in their college dorms."




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Um...

    iTMS is a STORE, its the labels that get to decide what's hot or not.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    What's Rhapsoy?

    Is that the Tofu equiv. music service?

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    old and out of touch?

    And why wouldn't Jobs have the magic touch regarding knowing what a younger demographic wants? He's already proven it time and again (for ALL ages) with the movie products created by Pixar, and with the iPod itself.

    Just because some barrel-chested, bottom-line Jews walking around in plaid shorts on Florida beaches know how to compile junky recycled hits into the latest KTEL knock-your-socks-off collections, doesn't mean WASPy Jobs can't figure out something wildly popular, and which at the same time happens to have an elevated sense of taste and style.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re:old and out of touch?

    i doubt it has anything with being a jew or a n***. you racist prick.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    College kids still steal!

    The trick isn't converting the college kids. They want/need the cheapest option, which currently is Kazaa. Likewise, they may very well buy the cheapest music player, or just use their computer as a dorm-room stereo system.

    Apple is going after the hardware market with high quality, reasonably priced music with great software as the stick. The trick is not to hook college kids, it's to hook those of us with the money to spend, the desire to respect copyright law, and an appreciation for good music and a good buying experience.

    My father is a good case of the success of the ITMS. He downloaded iTunes for his Thinkpad last week. He said he hopes Apple groups all of the credit card charges for song purchases into one charge on his bill - otherwise his bill is going to be 6 pages long. This from a man who has never given Apple a penny in his life and last bought an album more than a year ago.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Steve Jobs also...

    ...has that mojo going on with the artists. I do not see any of these other services (or computer companies) CEOs/Presidents having one on one televideo conferences with the musicians, or meeting up with them face to face to sell them on their service...

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    the record exects

    are also old and out of touch

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Jews?

    What the f*** are you talking about?

    Keep you're anti-semetic comments to yourself.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    RE: old and out of touch

    I cannot believe what some people feel is acceptible post, let alone think.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re:What's Rhapsoy

    You missed a "d", it's Rhapsody. And doesn't that name sound familiar? It was what OSX was know as before it became OS X.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Autodesk Smoke 2015

Since May of this year, Autodesk has been shipping the highly anticipated update to its high-end post-production video editing suite, ...

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

toggle

Most Commented