Muchmusic's idea of marketing is to put snippets up on their web site, to entice you to watch the repeat performance.
What will it take for the music industry to friggin' get it?? Now with silly decisions like this - the industry will keep blocking innovation! I agree with Cuban on this one. And wasting money!
It seems like they'll never get it - oppressive control doesn't work in the end! Instead - lead with technology, and we'll follow. I would LOVE to use iTunes for downloading songs - BUT:
- the restrictions are retarded (I get a new computer every year or so - meaning I'll have to burn CDs in the end)
- a lot of songs are not on there (even VNV Nation is missing)
- i'm stuck with the iTunes player (miraculously I actually prefer windows media player! Wow - I prefer a MS app!)
- 0.99/song is too expensive. I can find CD's in toronto for 10 bucks. ENTIRE CDs. You know, something I can touch - with a plastic case and everything! iTunes is the new middle man...so IT COSTS YOU LESS to distribute to me electronically. I GET LESS. So CHARGE LESS!