Monday, February 23, 2004

iTunes vs Rhaposidy

Business 2.0 did a comparison between iTunes and Rhapsody. Surprisingly, the reviewer thinks Rhapsody's subscription-based business model is the future:

"What gets you hooked on digital music is the access to a virtually unlimited pool of songs. But filling your iPod with 10,000 songs at 99 cents each will quickly become prohibitively expensive. That's why I believe that, over time, subscriptions will become more popular, especially for serious music fans, savvier Internet users, and older consumers who might enjoy a wider range of genres and styles than that found in many physical record stores. Ultimately, subscription services will have to merge with the store concept, because there will always be that subset of albums that you just have to own."