Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 14th Mar 2012 07:06 UTC
Multimedia, AV By reading various media news in the last year or so, a very disturbing pattern appeared. When media providers like Amazon, Apple, Google, Netfix, Microsoft tried to license content off of Hollywood, they were either given extremely high prices, or they were being rejected altogether. Microsoft even canceled a finished XBoX360-related video product recently because they couldn't license content easily, Netflix is given harder and harder time as time goes by (notice how only a few good movies were added to their streaming service in the last few months), and even the almighty Apple had the door shut on its face numerous times.
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RE[3]: just buy them!
by Adam S on Wed 14th Mar 2012 12:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: just buy them!"
Adam S
Member since:
2005-04-01

Apple doesn't make music.

There's a big difference between brokering content and creating it.

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RE[4]: just buy them!
by Vanders on Wed 14th Mar 2012 12:53 in reply to "RE[3]: just buy them!"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

There's a big difference between brokering content and creating it.


There is. There's also a big difference between selling computers and selling music, yet Apple managed to move into selling music quite easily.

If they can expand their core competency to include "Selling music", why should we think that they couldn't expand even further to include "Making music"?

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RE[5]: just buy them!
by Adam S on Wed 14th Mar 2012 13:18 in reply to "RE[4]: just buy them!"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

I appreciate the argument, I just find the logic flawed.

I don't think learning to sell digital files is the same as becoming a music writer. I don't think the same creatives who make Apple products would naturally be good at making movies or music.

It's possible, but I don't see it as natural progression at all.

By this logic, shouldn't Apple start writing books too, given the success of the iBookstore?

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