Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html en-gb 30 Mon 31 Aug 2015 22:46:15 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html zillakilla http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html?page=92#comment12 I also agree with 9CD's are the future!!!I think if you buy a Full Album digitally... you should also receive a physical copy of the CD as well!! or as was pointed out, we are really just renting the music!ITunes is poor... I upgraded my iphone, lost the music I had purchased, and had to buy it all again!!With a CD you can rip it and transfer the music to your mobile device as many times as you want and still have a backup.Until DRM free downloads are the norm.. I won't be purchasing anymore music digitally. Fri 26 Sep 2008 09:40:01 GMT+1 martineyles http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html?page=84#comment11 I'm with 9.CD is the way to go with music. Fri 26 Sep 2008 07:09:29 GMT+1 chall5 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html?page=76#comment10 I have to agree with 9. I won't even consider buying mp3s that have DRM but even without DRM most are still too expensive. For example I picked up the latest Elbow album at a supermarket (whilst I was doing my shopping) for £7.93 with all the benefits mentioned above by 9 (nice artwork, a box, easy to play in my car, uncompressed and most importantly a permanent archive I can go back to if my PC and backup system fail). The same album at a leading digital music outlet is £7.49. I don't think I would have paid more than £5.99 for the digital version. Thu 25 Sep 2008 12:34:36 GMT+1 _Ewan_ http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html?page=69#comment9 ephemeral01 wrote:Someone commented that companies treat us like criminals... how so?By asserting that if they don't cripple the product by wrapping it in chains you'll steal it. Because you're a thief.That's how. Thu 25 Sep 2008 01:21:55 GMT+1 juuxjuux http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html?page=61#comment8 Silly old me, paying 80p/track for 16bit 44.1khz uncompressed, DRM-free music that comes with a long term physical archive and even a nice box with pictures in it.I must be mad to wait the 24-48 hours it takes for this old-fashioned CD to arrive when I can have a sub-standard, restrictive and finite version on my phone in less time for more money. Dear Music Industry You are still not getting it. Love Your customers...for now Wed 24 Sep 2008 21:44:19 GMT+1 polymerchicken http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html?page=53#comment7 A DRM-free version of Nokia's "Comes with Music" is all but unimaginable, so we're stuck with a "Napster" type phone - but perhaps a halfway house is feasible?If only the majors can be more flexible with the songs, that would be good.For example, allow users to choose X tracks every month they are on the contract to keep without DRM or burn on a CD for free.And offer users a slightly more pricey subscription which allows more tracks to be DRM-free during the period.Lastly, instead of giving them a flat 300 songs at the end, perhaps give more songs back to them the longer their contract lasted (would encourage loyalty).Advertising features would distract from the "free music" marketing message, but as many have rightly pointed out, at least they should be honest/upfront with the consumer about the DRM-feature and include more mitigating features to make the DRM subscription a bit more stomachable... Wed 24 Sep 2008 16:42:14 GMT+1 7digital http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html?page=46#comment6 This post has been Removed Wed 24 Sep 2008 16:14:32 GMT+1 djmikeyc http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html?page=38#comment5 These unlimited download services seem like a crappy halfway house between music on demand and downloads. You're effectively renting the music, so why not just say so? Wed 24 Sep 2008 16:00:57 GMT+1 SusiWeaser http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html?page=30#comment4 Hmm. I've been told by a Sony Ericsson spokesperson you only get to keep 100 of your top tracks, which is an entirely different proposition i.e. a bit rubbish. I wonder if SE and Omni have spoken recently. Wed 24 Sep 2008 14:46:45 GMT+1 nenslo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html?page=23#comment3 @3:How exactly is this "unlimited access"? By it's very definition, this means without bounds or restrictions, but all the music will have DRM which is a complete contradiction in terms. What happens in a few years down the line when you've upgraded your mobile (most likely to a different make and/or model) and got a new PC?I don't know about anyone else, but I'd get tired of downloading my favourite songs every time I upgraded my mobile. Wed 24 Sep 2008 13:23:44 GMT+1 ephemeral01 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html?page=15#comment2 I think ideas like this are the future...If the cost is right, either low or hidden then unlimited access to music seems like a great idea!Why carry around a large and limited library when I can grab a mobile phone and listen to the latest music simply by switching it on and having music easily downloaded?Someone commented that companies treat us like criminals... how so?Music subscription systems ARE good value, not only that but the bands and labels get paid on a per play basis.Ideas like this will eventually put an end to the majority of illegal downloads. Wed 24 Sep 2008 12:44:57 GMT+1 Le Dave http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html?page=7#comment1 The trouble with these is will they have a sufficiently large back catalogue? If it's got the sort of songs I want then I'll be considering this, I always use Sony Ericsson phones and don't bother with my MP3 player anymore as the walkman on there is just as good and it saves me carrying 2 devices (well 3 if you include my work phone).I expect they won't make the contracts much more expensive than a normal unlimited internet contract as it just wouldn't be attractive to their target audience. I'm guessing £40 a month with a free phone, if it's any more than that then they're going to be very disappointed with the uptake! Wed 24 Sep 2008 12:27:39 GMT+1 nenslo http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2008/09/mobile_music_how_unlimited_how.html?page=0#comment0 I'm getting sick and tired of companies trying to screw as much money as possible out of the digital music-buying public. They seem to think we're all thick and simply willing to hand over copious amounts of cash for heavily restricted music (Apple users notwithstanding).Online music piracy will never disappear unless all companies involved stop treating people like criminals.I hope both systems fail miserably. Wed 24 Sep 2008 12:15:50 GMT+1