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The iTunes Music Store continues lead the industry

updated 02:50 pm EST, Mon December 15, 2003

ITMS leads the industry

Apple's iTunes Music Store with its competitors enjoying much less success due to Apple's "first mover" advantage, aggressive advertising and its iPod, according to TechNewsworld: "The first to take on Apple was BuyMusic.com in July. It expected 1 million daily song downloads. 'We're not achieving that at all,' says BuyMusic CEO Scott Blum. 'I've spoken with my competitors, and we're nowhere near (Apple's) numbers.'" The article notes that Apple spent over $125 million to advertise the iPod and iTunes Music Store in 2002.




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Yep.

    Where's the article?

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    It so obvious...

    it doesn't need a article.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    LOL

    Hey... great to hear. Especially with all those supporting facts. :-)

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    RIPE.

    this track is just RIPE to be a 10-15 minute live jam.

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    Aww...

    I feel sorry for BuyMusic. They had Tommy Lee and everything...

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    BuyMusic got it all wrong

    Building stuff for Windows lusers is a waste of time. Windows is a culture of technical illiterates and non-payers. It's a bad market to develop for.

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    No...

    No, BuyMusic got it all wrong because their service was confusing, rushed, and didn't work right. Apple got it right because their service is elegant, smooth, and works more or less perfectly.

    Build it right, and they'll come. Build it poorly, and people just plain won't.

    Say, Mr. Blum, how does that Crow taste? Don't talk big if you don't have the product to back it up. And you lost my business to the rest of Buy.com for locking out Mac users from browsing the music store--thousands of dollars of purchases, down the flusher.

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    RE: No.....

    Huh, Buy.com lost my business for the same reason, cool.

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    2002?

    There was no iTMS until 2003..

    So which is it? Apple spent $125M to promote the iPod in 2002, or it spent $125M to promote the iPod and iTMS in 2003?

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    One point missing

    The article misses one important point. The DRM Apple uses seems quite fair compared to the wma-c***.

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