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Lots of hullabaloo about Apple’s iOS subscription product . The basics – everyone pays 30%, you can’t charge more on the iPhone for the product than you do on other platforms, and you can’t link out from the app to the browser to handle subscriptions without Apple being in the middle. It’s not even clear that apps will be able to just post a message telling people to create an account from their computer and then come back to their iPhone and use the app.
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ComScore published its 2010 Digital Year in Review report. In their analysis of what Americans are doing with their mobile devices, listening to music didn't fare well, which is a nice way of saying that it ranked dead last.
50% of radio listening happens in the car.
Nokia (NYSE: NOK) may have shuttered its unlimited music service in all but six of the 33 markets where it was operational, with low subscri… Nokia (NYSE: NOK) may have shuttered its unlimited music service in all but six of the 33 markets where it was operational, with low subscriber traction as one of the main reasons for the closure. But judging by the number of mobile music services coming out this week — from the label Sony (NYSE: SNE), the operator Cricket, and the startup mSpot — there’s still a lot of faith in making a business out of mobile music, if you pick your moments carefully.
Most mobile carriers have a mobile store, filled with much of the same music you can find on iTunes.
I'm a big proponent of cloud-based music services for mobile devices.
One by one, executives behind leading subscription music companies are speaking out against the new Apple Tax. CEO Steve Jobs has made it clear that when Apple brings new subscribers to apps he expects them to let Apple handle the billing process and for providing that service, he believes his company is entitled to a 30% cut of the profits.