New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
iPod Hardware and Accessories All iPod hardware discussions.

Microsoft plans MSN online music service


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Murlyn

 
Murlyn's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 11, 2003
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Posts: 4,909
Murlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to all
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM OS 10.5.2

Murlyn is offline
Source: MacMinute.com

Microsoft plans MSN online music service
November 17, 2003 - 00:56 EST Microsoft plans to introduce a music download service next year that will compete with iTunes, Napster and others, Monday's Wall Street Journal reported. A spokeswoman for the software giant confirmed that Microsoft's MSN Web site will offer such a service in 2004, but declined to provide further details. The LA Times reported in June that Microsoft had already shown its music store to executives at several record companies. The newspaper also said that Microsoft's service would "give consumers more music-related information to guide their purchases than the iTunes Music Store does."

My Comments: It's getting ugly! But again.. Apple is the innovator.
QUOTE Thanks
Murlyn

 
Murlyn's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 11, 2003
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Posts: 4,909
Murlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to allMurlyn is a name known to all
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM OS 10.5.2

Murlyn is offline
Source: MacRumors.com

Microsoft Music Store in 2004?
Monday November 17, 2003 03:07 AM

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft plans to introduce a music download service in 2004 and was recently hiring for a senior-level marketing position for the upcoming service.

First mention of a Microsoft Music Store came in June 2003 when Microsoft was said to be demoing their version of the online music store to record company executives. Bill Gates later confirmed that Microsoft was exploring the development of a music download service.

According to the article, Microsoft will be offering the service through its MSN Web site.

While Microsoft is only one in a series of music download services being launched over the next year, it has the unique position of being able to promote its service with all Windows installations which could provide them with a significant base market. Apple presently enjoys this advantage on the Mac platform with their iTunes jukebox software.
QUOTE Thanks
MacAddikt

 
MacAddikt's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 30, 2002
Location: Sunny So Cal
Posts: 2,118
MacAddikt is a glorious beacon of lightMacAddikt is a glorious beacon of lightMacAddikt is a glorious beacon of lightMacAddikt is a glorious beacon of lightMacAddikt is a glorious beacon of lightMacAddikt is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: G52x1.81.53208x+/-

MacAddikt is offline
its already begun beta testing according to microsofts website. MSN Delivers Beta of New Online Music Service.

http://music.msn.com/

i dont see how a seperate website and jukebox (horrbile jukebox) combination could be seen as better than iTunes integrated store/jukebox

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iPod Giveaway | How To Get The Most Out Of Your iPod's Battery »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Wal-Mart plans music download service Murlyn Schweb's Lounge 0 11-06-2003 06:01 PM
Dell to launch online music service, player Murlyn iPod Hardware and Accessories 3 09-28-2003 12:39 AM
Apple, Analysts on new music service schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 9 04-30-2003 01:14 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?