Don't take long for the copy cats.<br><br>Dan Hart, chief executive of Echo, a joint venture of Tower Records, Best Buy and four other retail chains that plans to mirror Apple's pay-per-song model in the larger Windows world.<br><br>
I'm sure Apple is peddaling as fast as it can. I wonder, too what contractural arrangement Apple has with the labels. From what the RIAA person says, the Apple deal is a beta test for them, with 3% of the market as the testers. They probably won't want to end the test too soon. And if Apple has a contract with them that might make it realtively difficult for other companies to put stuff on-line, then . . . <br><br><br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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Right.<br><br>The RIAA person also mention that they would have been happy with a million a month. Apple did that in 1 week. The labels eyes are big with dollar signs now.<br><br>Like you mention<br>Since it took Apple 2 years to open that door - Did Apple lock the door behind them or is the door left wide open so anyone can walk throught it??<br><br>My thinking is.<br>Since the labels now smell money - they would want to get more similar stores like Apples up and running. Leaving Apple to compete with all the knock offs?<br><br>
Hummm<br><br>But what about the resellers do they have a different contract?<br>After all Apple is the first online.<br><br>So the brick and morter sellers have a different contract - therefore the back door could be open.<br><br>Just thinking out loud.<br><br>
This cached my attention:<br>"It's ironic that a computer manufacturer is teaching the record industry the next step, and so far, that's what's happening."<br><br>Apple as computer manufacturer. I think they are much more than that!<br><br>
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