Apple reportedly plans to cut the price of Beats Music
posted by Alan F. / Oct 03, 2014, 10:43 AM
Although Apple is in talks with the labels, there is no guarantee that the recording industry will agree to any change in royalties. Sales of digital downloads have been dropping and the music industry is quick to blame streaming outfits like Spotify, Rhapsody and Beats. The trio offer unlimited streaming for as low as $10 a month. Music fans can already stream music for free from YouTube, Pandora and Apple's own iTunes Radio, as long as they don't mind getting bombarded with advertisements.
Apple's purchase of Beats Audio earlier this year for $3 billion, included Beats Music. While it still is unclear what the motivation for the acquisition was in Cupertino, it was Apple's largest corporate purchase ever. That is why many were shocked when there was talk last month that Apple was closing Beats Music. But that turned out to be a false rumor (hey, it happens folks!), and while Apple is apparently keeping the streaming service, it wants to price it at a more consumer friendly rate. The question is whether Apple can succeed in convincing the music industry that lowering what they receive in royalties could result in stronger demand, and a higher bottom line.
source: Recode via SlashGear
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Why there isn't any Amplifier or High Quality Speakers on both new iphones while they are free for them and also no Beatsaudio equalizer or Logo on new Iphones
posted on Oct 03, 2014, 10:53 AM 0
If you want "sponsor" logos get an android: Verizon, AT&T, Google edition, etc, and get the bloat that comes with the logos. One of many reasons why I prefer iPhones - no sponsorship branding and the trash that comes with it. If I want beats - I can download it.
posted on Oct 04, 2014, 2:03 AM 0
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Google editions do not have sponsorship logos (GPE S4, HTC One, and also the Nexus lines, plus the Moto X/G if bought direct from the Google PLay Store). Even many of Sprint's phones do not come with Sprint logos. My Note 2 from Sprint has the Samsung logos only (no Sprint logo on it). On the other hand, Verizon LOVES to brand their logos over everything, except for the iPhone and Windows phone I think.
posted on Oct 04, 2014, 9:57 PM 0
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This is a new concept for me. Apple wishes to reduce the price????
posted on Oct 03, 2014, 10:54 AM 4
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Lol. Not 100% new. Apple became a household name in the late 70s/early 80s due to being the 1st company to offer a low cost consumer home computer, at the time they released the Apple II, it was like half the cost of similar computers.
posted on Oct 03, 2014, 7:08 PM 0
Actually Apple buys the best from the tech and offers at $0.00 to its consumers: authentic fingerprint technology, siri, loads of music and shows on iTunes, and then there are its own apps that are incredibly powerful - GarageBand, iMovie, pages, numbers, etc. and for example - I still haven't founf any movie editing software on PC or iOS or Google that's as easy to use and so sophisticated as iMovie. What about new Mac OS updates - unlike windows where they charge $99+ to upgrade or over $200 for new windows - macs new OS are free!!! And all the tools like doc processors, movie editors, photo editors that come with it are also free.
posted on Oct 04, 2014, 2:11 AM 0
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Wtf is this Apple-http://mostextremenews.com/iph
posted on Oct 03, 2014, 11:18 AM 1
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It's hoax... Do some research, dude.
posted on Oct 03, 2014, 11:33 AM 2
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Apple can reduce its price unilaterally, WITHOUT artist taking a cut in their income All Apple has to do is takes a SMALLER fee so CONSUMERS benefit Apple is the one sitting on billions, if it want to make it music service more attractive ask for less A cynic would say if prices are lowered Apple pays less to the Artist Apple must know my friend Al Truistic
posted on Oct 03, 2014, 12:00 PM 4
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Apple and cutting prices in the same sentence? Bwahahahha only if Beats Music 2.0 is coming out next week. Give me a break.
posted on Oct 03, 2014, 6:37 PM 0
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This is a desperate move to jumpstart Beats Music. It only has 250k subs and declining while facing intense competition from services like Spotify with 10+ million subs, Apple's own iTunes, Pandora and rdio. It sounds like this may be a last ditch effort to revive the music service as it looks like the partership with AT&T has not worked out as expected.
posted on Oct 04, 2014, 6:03 AM 0
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