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Yahoo Music … Playing in Mono

Yahoo Music has resulted in a lot of fuss (most complete coverage on PaidContent) and violent reactions on the stock market. Just would like to point out things which make it a difficult pill to swallow for now – it works only on Windows XP, it works with about a dozen music players, and doesn’t support Mac. In music industry parlance, this is an EP, not the full album! Alternative viewpoint from a Yahoo insider, obviously!

4 Responses to “Yahoo Music … Playing in Mono”

  1. $60 is sweet… no more looking for the darn CDs that aren’t where they are supposed to be, and no more ripping! Yippie, erh, Yahoo!.

    So, I guess I got lucky, because my PDA and phone both work with Yahoo! Unlimited (and I got both for less than the cost of an iPod).

    I guess it’s Apple vs. the world. Haven’t we seen this before?

  2. Oh i think it is perfectly justifable expense. i think it takes out napster and real out of the equation. i think apple will launch something like this as well, it is a matter of timing.

  3. $60 a year is going to be pretty easy to justify for having full access to 1 million tracks for a year even if iTunes remains your primary listening platform.

    In the WMA world, Yahoo’s service appears that it can “win”. For iTunes users, the Yahoo service will be a nice complement until Apple rolls out something similar.

    All the cmplaints about owning vs. renting are moot. We’re talking $60 for a year! That’s one inexpensive dinner for 2. Or a nosebleed seat at a mediocre concert!