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Old 09-28-2006, 05:14 PM
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Default Pre-Loaded Content: What's Coming?

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/sep06/09-28ZunePricingAvailabilityPR.mspx

Included in today's press release are details on the Zune's swag of pre-loaded content. We have nine audio tracks, twelve music videos, three short films, and a variety of images. Obviously, tastes differ among us, but what do you think of the collection? Also, do you think its inclusion will help drive Zune sales?

Audio Tracks
• Band of Horses, “Wicked Gil” (Sub Pop Records)
• Bitter:Sweet, “The Mating Game” (Quango Music Group)
• CSS, “Alala (Microsoft edit)” (Sub Pop Records)
• Darkel, “At The End of The Sky (edit)” (Astralwerks)
• Every Move a Picture, “Signs of Life” (V2)
• Small Sins, “Stay” (Astralwerks)
• The Adored, “Tell Me Tell Me” (V2)
• The Rakes, “Open Book” (V2)
• The Thermals, “A Pillar of Salt” (Sub Pop Records)

Music Video
• 30 Seconds to Mars, “The Kill” (Virgin Records)
• BT, “1.618” (DTS Entertainment)
• Chad VanGaalen, “Red Hot Drops” (Sub Pop Records)
• Coldcut featuring Roots Manuva, “True Skool” (Ninja Tune)
• CSS, “Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above” (Sub Pop Records)
• Fruit Bats, “Live: The Wind That Blew My Heart Away” (Sub Pop Records)
• Grandaddy, “Elevate Myself” (V2)
• Hot Chip, “Over and Over” (Astralwerks Records)
• Kraak & Smaak featuring Dez., “Keep Me Home” (Quango Music Group)
• Kinski, “Live: The Snowy Parts of Scandinavia” (Sub Pop Records)
• Paul Oakenfold, “Faster Kill Pussycat (Featuring Brittany Murphy)” (Maverick Records)
• Serena-Maneesh, “Drain Cosmetics” (Playlouderecordings)

Film Shorts
• 5 Boro: “A New York Skateboarding Minute” (Skateboarding)
• Radical Films: “Kranked — Progression” (Mountain Biking)
• TGRTV The North Face (Skiing/Snowboarding)

Images
• A variety of images to personalize a Zune device, including 12 classic rock posters from “Art of Modern Rock”
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:34 PM
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Couldn't care less...I'll be a subscription user so the free content isn't very valuable to me.
 
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:06 AM
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Never even heard of most of the artists. They would be very short lived on my Zune.
 
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:15 AM
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Never even heard of most of the artists. They would be very short lived on my Zune.

A lot of it is about new artist discovery, if you're into that sort of thing. I am, so I'm looking forward to hearing some of the pre-loaded tunes.

Having said that, a couple of the artists (e.g., BT and Paul Oakenfold) are quite well-known already, so it's interesting seeing their work bundled with the Zune.
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Old 09-29-2006, 11:54 AM
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Never even heard of most of the artists. They would be very short lived on my Zune.
Unless of course you like them.


I havent heard of any of these guys so I assumed they're indie artists. I like that. I'm always looking for something new.
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:18 AM
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Unless of course you like them.


I havent heard of any of these guys so I assumed they're indie artists. I like that. I'm always looking for something new.
Does anyone know the name of the song in the video "TGRTV The North Face (Skiing/Snowboarding)" ?
 
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:08 AM
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Uh, the musical group is credited at, well, the end credits.
 
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