What Did I Drink Before Buying That Song?

from the please-make-it-stop dept

It's almost comical just how many consumer products brands are getting themselves involved with downloadable music, whether by offering their own branded download system or by partnering with a more well known download store to offer free tracks. The latest of the bunch appears to be Heineken who is offering a similar deal to the Pepsi/iTunes free song downloads promotion - except that the Heineken one doesn't use iTunes. Instead it's using some other service, meaning that the free songs you get from Heineken won't work with the free songs that you get from Pepsi, and your entire music collection is going to be segregated by what beverage you happened to drink before downloading it. This is progress?
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  • identicon
    Galley, 10 May 2004 @ 6:45am

    RealPlayer Music Store

    Why in the heck would someone assume you could use free RealPlayer Music Store credits in the iTMS?. Anyway, RealPlayer Music Store is better than the iTMS in many ways.

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      Mike (profile), 10 May 2004 @ 9:07am

      Re: RealPlayer Music Store

      Er... no one assumed you could use RealPlay Music Store credits in iTunes. The point is that the music from the two stores won't work together.

      How would you like it if the CDs you bought from Tower Records wouldn't work in the same CD players you bought from Sam Goody?

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    • identicon
      solid, 10 May 2004 @ 5:25pm

      Re: RealPlayer Music Store

      Ok, I'll bite. Tell us the many ways RMS is better than iTMS.

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        dweebert, 10 May 2004 @ 8:10pm

        Re: RealPlayer Music Store

        I'll take a stab at it...

        1) Less contention for resources
        2) Fewer choices to have to make
        3) ..umm.. Can continue playing iTunes in the background while browsing their store
        4) ..er, ah.. Fewer characters to type in your web browser address bar when you want to complain
        5) .. Gee, I know there was something else.

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    Melangell, 10 May 2004 @ 5:11pm

    Damn..

    And I thought that you were referring to the act of getting all drunked up and buying tens of dollars worth of music from the iTMS....

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