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!



$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?

Om Malik

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.


$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!

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