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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
July 7, 2013

Apple Is One Sly Negotiator

Apple’s iTunes radio, Pandora, and Spotify, basically offer the same services to their customers.  They each probably have the same publishers on their lists and the same artists who are going to have popular music to sell.  They each have a large set of users who will divide their time between each service, depending on which one appeal to them the most.  So if all of this is basically the same, where do the services differ and how are there profits to be made by each?  With these streaming services, the content is not what will sell and make money, it is their agreements with each individual label and publisher.

It all comes down to how well they can negotiate a good deal for themselves, and it seems like Apple has been on top of this since day one.  They have managed a plan that will basically cut royalty payments …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
July 3, 2013

Move My Traktor Tunes & Settings To Another Computer?

Everyone seems to have their own school of thought when it comes time to transfer songs from one computer to another.  Some will ditch any hardware and simply do it wirelessly or through an internet connection – while some do not have this option, given the amount of data they want to transmit.  Others will use a large external that is connected to computers as a virtual hub between their laptop and their desktop system.  Finally, the most common method of transferring files onto a drive for DVS use comes down to using a smaller intermediate storage device, like a small thumb USB drive.  Since the amount of information on these drives is quite large these days, the size vs. capacity is a big winning factor.

Instead of having entire libraries stored on one space, DJs sometimes transfer files over as if they were only playlists that did not need …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
June 28, 2013

Google Play Music All Access

I can honestly say that the iPhone and the iOS have a few edges over a stock Android phone, especially a phone like the Galaxy S3.  Setting up the iPhone is remarkably simple since you aren’t given too many customization options to muddle up, and there aren’t as many annoying bloated apps to get rid of either.  The worst offender on a stock iPhone is probably the Newstand Icon, which many do not use and find annoying.  But compared to what you need to do to a S3, I understand why many feel that the iOS and Apple products are more user friendly.

Apple has recently launched their own streaming music service to compete with the best of them out there (Pandora, Spotify, etc.), and if my guess is correct it will be extremely easy to use.  This is the key to all Apple products and what makes them so …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
June 16, 2013

Apple’s iTunes Radio

Apple’s introduction into the streaming radio business has caused heads to turn and has raised a few questions as well.  People are really wondering what effect this will have on the current industry which is divided between a few known contenders such as Pandora and Spotify.  Common sense says that they will bag a portion of the market, the portion that is already dedicated to Apple related products and iTune – but there is another factor that also needs to be looked at.  What about the artists?  What kind of music will iTunes host?  Producers who aren’t signed by big labels have long since felt the heat when it comes to getting their music out there.  Will iTunes Radio make it better or worse for them?

Subscription services like Spotify have to balance their costs as well as their profits, and when it comes to costs they tend to buffer …