Why Microsoft, labels cling to music subscriptions


Sherbet is NOT and NEVER WILL BE ice cream.
Oct 11, 2008
Toronto, ON
What strategies show promise? Panel members discussed some well-worn ideas, such as bundling music fees into people's Internet-access bills.

I am sure they would love the idea of taxing internet connections. Free money. Why the fuck should I pay Universal if I have no interest in Britney Spears? Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

And you wonder why they are having issues.


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Oct 14, 2008
I smell MASS CANCELLATIONS of all BS that runs on subscription! The problem is that this type of setup is fueled by people who sign up with an auto debit or credit card charge and the days of available credit is all but gone.

As soon as I can get on my roof I'm installing a decent digital antenna and that'll be the end of "a cable box in every room".

I'm tired of paying for things that never have and end to the gouging and FORGET music subscriptions/taxes. I'll buy the vinyl if there's ever one good enough to buy.


Well-Known Member
Oct 21, 2008
Yes, I do foresee the end of "$10 a month for unlimited downloads", but I think programs like iTunes will be fine. Maybe some bands will offer downloads straight off their websites. (I think Coldplay already did this, and what about U2? I do remember it was some current alternative group, though.)

Digital antenna? What about HBO and Cinemax? ESPN? CNN? OTOH, you don't NEED a cable box in every room. No one ever said you did. Stick the cable straight between the wall and TV. You'll save at least $8 per month per box and you'll still end up with approximately 70 channels on those TVs.