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WSJ: Apple to sell music videos? Video iPod in Sept?

updated 07:40 am EDT, Mon July 18, 2005

Apple to sell music videos

Apple may be as the next step in the evolution of its iTunes Music Store. The company has recently held discussions with major recording companies, seeking to license music videos to sell through the iTunes Music Store, according to a Wall Street Journal report that speculates the negotiations may be a possible prelude to the September introduction of a new video iPod. "Any foray into video would represent a major gamble by Apple that it could translate its smash success in digital music into a broader entertainment franchise. If successful, such efforts could help create a significant new source of income for media companies that are stepping up efforts to distribute video content on the Internet, in part to counteract the growing volumes of pirated movies, television shows and other programs being traded online." [subscription required]




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  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Ironic...

    ...that MTV started and made its nut on music videos, which at leasrt originally were promo pieces for bands' songs, and were free - even to the networks. Of course this was at the same time that a father and son in Bristol CT were trying to figure out how to fill 24 hours a day with sports on cable...

  1. MacScientist

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    But you can do it now

    You can see videos in iTunes already for free. Why would anyone want to buy them?

  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re:But you can do it now

    "Why would anyone want to buy them?" So you can download and save them.

  1. webraider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    For now

    You can see videos on Itunes and it's worked pretty well for Apple. You watch the video and then you think.. I wanna bring this with me to listen to so then you buy it right? But I can now see "preview the video" much the way we preview the song. The days of watching videos on itunes are limited. This is why Apple hasn't refreshed the way we can search for a video. It's gotten rather cumberson and there is no search feature that I'm aware of.

  1. porieux

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    too late

    Apple is already selling videos in the iTunes store and have been since video support was added to iTunes.

  1. MacScientist

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    RE: too late

    Apple is not selling videos in the iTMS. After you watch a video, you may click through to buy the song at the regular price of $0.99 US. The videos are not available for sale.

  1. Donny

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    RE:RE: too late

    Actually there are videos that are only included with the purchase of an album. They aren't avalable for free viewing. Granted they could be thought of as "thrown in" with the album, but you still have to pay money in order to watch it.

  1. beazer4444

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Leave it to apple

    Leave it to Apple to take an idea that's been around for a while (Window's "Plays for sure" MP3 video players) and turn it around to a new & fascinating idea that will bring in bucu-bucks!

  1. porieux

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Apple is selling videos

    they cost 99 cents, along with songs

  1. kentuckyfried

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    PSP killer

    If anybody can make a better, portable video player than Sony that doesn't require a freakin expensive memory stick, it'll be Apple. =)

    The moment that happens will be a glorious one. lol.

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