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Old 05-02-2010, 04:00 AM
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Default The State of Subscription Services, As Outlined by a Seattlite

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.seattleweekly.com/2010-04-28/music/rhapsody-in-zune/' target='_blank'>http://www.seattleweekly.com/2010-0...apsody-in-zune/</a><br /><br /></div><p>"<em>Months later, I was sitting at Caf&eacute; Presse reading an article that compared the songwriter Holly Miranda to Nina Simone. Normally, I would have added Miranda to my [LP]&nbsp;look-for list. Since I was in a wi-fi hot spot, I turned to my Zune, browsed the collection, and downloaded records from Miranda's former band, the Jealous Girlfriends, and a refresher course on Nina Simone. The albums&mdash;and any subsequent tracks I picked up that month&mdash;were all covered through Zune Pass.</em>"</p><p>&nbsp;<img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1272768420.usr495.jpg" style="border: 0;" width="500" />&nbsp;</p><p>Seattle Weekly's Chris Kornelis shares&nbsp;a recent anecdote with his positive Zune Pass experience and an overview of the subscription landscape.&nbsp;If you can wade through the thick hipster smarm on the first page, it's actually a decent read. And while not heaping praise on the Zune device, he seems to come away with a generally good attitude about the experience. He also discusses the competition from fellow Seattle company Rhapsody and what the future holds with&nbsp;Android and iPhone apps. Like Kornelis, more and more I'm realizing that "owning" music (downloading a la carte) isn't as important as I once thought. Tastes change, collections get too large, and computers get upgraded. Having access to thousands of songs on-demand is definitely the direction of the market. The question remains which company will lead us there.</p>
 
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:41 AM
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This reminds me. When all those hands-on videos on YouTube were surfacing from the Kin's launch "party," I remember the Microsoft employee mentioning music and video in the same Zune Pass reference. I'll try to find it, but she could have just confused Zune Pass with Zune Marketplace as a general source of content for the Kin.
 
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:16 PM
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Yeah I've been singing this song for like 5 years
 
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