Interesting news from Apple Insider, who reports on comments from NBC, and that Warner Bros. may be considering pulling a “Universal” and going month to month with iTunes in December.
Is it just me, or have the music companies started acting like teenagers of the digital music age? In 2001 and up, they were kids, doing what their parents (in this scenario, Apple) told them to do. Things are going well for a few years, then BOOM – they hit puberty, and all of the sudden they have to rebel against the people who raised them and showed them the way (in the digital music space, at least).
Now they’re going off and having permiscuous relationships with other content providers, trying to find the right home…when, ultimately, they’ll come back to iTunes. Apple will make a few concessions and everyone will be at peace with the world again.
Now, on this NBC comment.
While some industry watchers are calling moves by NBC and others “a mistake,” NBC Universal spokesman Cory Shields is quoted in the piece by the Post as saying that his company’s programs are one of the primary factors that help drive sales of Apple hardware.
“The iPod is only as good as the content on it,” he said.
I have to agree – an iPod is only as good as the content on it…and there are lots of places to get GREAT content on your iPod or iPhone.
By his estimation – do you know how is REALLY selling iPod and iPhones for me? Revision 3.
Who needs NBC on their iPod? Not me.