Apple is making more waves in the Cloud music world.
Apple is in talks with major record labels to provide a subscription-based music service, allowing unlimited access to songs for a monthly fee, the New York Post said, citing unnamed sources. A few weeks ago, Apple VP of Internet services Eddy Cue discussed with music labels how they could implement this plan, the Post said. The service could have tiered pricing ranging from $10 to $15, depending on much music would be included and how long consumers would be able to access the content, one source told the Post.
As many already know Google may be going ahead with their plan to charge $25 a year
Google is proposing to charge users $25 a year to store digital copies of their music on the company’s servers, according to a published report. CNET reported in February that Google has been talking to the four largest record companies about creating a music service that would feature a cloud component. Ed Christman over at Billboard reported on Tuesday that Google is “circulating a proposal” among the top labels that, in addition to the $25 fee, also includes a plan to give users the option of having “their purchases transferred directly to their cloud-based account.” Google Music users would also be allowed to sample a full-length track one time for free and from then on would be given access to a 30-second snippet.
The price point WILL be a factor for many.
Just look at AppleTV. At $99 it’s finally taking off.
Will a $10 difference be enough for Apple to win this war? With people as cheap as Hoover, I can confidently say ‘Hells Yes.’
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