Is There Any Tech Company That Doesn't Plan To Offer An Online Music Store?

from the just-curious dept

What a world iTunes has created. If a company is in the technology space, it seems to be preparing to offer its own music download store. Next up to bat will be Hewlett Packard offering up downloadable songs for sale (with all the usual copy protection, of course). Does anyone want to start taking bets when all the various tech company run download music stores will start folding, be spun off, or start merging?

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Oliver Wendell Jones (profile) says:

My big fear

My big fear is that in order to draw customers the latest round of music-download-startups will have to go to big name artists and groups and offer them huge sums of money if they allow their music to be available ONLY on their service.

I’m not a big fan of Apple, but it seems they got iTunes pretty much right (or as right as we’ll probably see for a while) so I don’t see a need for 15 other competitors in the same space. I don’t want to have to sign up for 16 different music accounts so I can get all the songs I want to hear.

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