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This is the combination of a couple of posts I wrote at the Yahoo board under my capitolJ handle.


This message is in reply to justice_butitch..
I'll put the links here at the top in case you don't want to suffer through my amature attempt at logic found below his quotes..

AM/FM internet simulcast double your fun? Ok, but double the royalties too!:
Napster says no free lunch?:
Sound recordings as works for hire?:
Why all this activity around digital recording in the music industry anyway? Doesn't the US Copyright office have anything else to do these days?:

There is a lot more there. Form your own opinions do your own DD.

He said: "I think the quality would be just a little under. Remember, no fee, it's all free. Look at the Creative Labs NOMAD. The cost is falling fast on that.

'We are in a time when the average cost of music is going way down, and you guys want to charge more for it. Takes balls. Lets face it, we are all getting nickle and dimes on monthly fees, who wants another one?"

Consider the person who buys one pack of cigs every day. He supports his habit at say 5$ per pack for a total of 35 dollars a week. Liken that consumer to the Napster or MP3 user. Sure, maybe he rolls his own or maybe he gets some over the boarder coffin nails from time to time but still, he's a premium payer.

Consider the carton purchaser. His price is steady, consistent and volume. His average price might be might be higher one or two months out of the year but at the end of the year he's spent less time in the store shopping and a lot less money for his addiction. Liken the carton purchaser to a SIRI/XMSR subscriber.

So my final reply to justice_butich is that while I know I'm going to get nickle and dimed I'd rather do it on a monthly basis by spending bucks with a premier subscription service than on a daily basis with the overpriced corner store supplying me at individual unit prices. Simple economics for a simple mined investor.
Talk about defining a radio market and mutual overlap! How do they define SIRI/XMSR markets?

It's time to change some rules defining a 'RADIO' Hmm.. what software will SIRI/XMSR radios have installed? Those in the know have researched telematics and realize it's still a year or two away from realizing the beginnings of its potential. Who here wouldn't be willing to pay the price of a diner to some tech for an in as to whether they use QNX, Linux, BeIA or WinCE? Anyone?

Oh, remember AM radio? Remember my prediction that ONE YEAR AGO that AM radio would eventually become Amature Band radio? I still believe..
Ok, maybe I was wrong.. maybe they'll let it happen to FM too?

See how much just one AM piece of radio station spectrum is valued at here:

Anyway, part of the reason for my investment for SIRI is because of the value of their spectrum. I think the message and links above and below emphasizes that SIRI/XMSR will have legitimate means to capitalize on their wireless pipes.

I think any wireless delivery company able to survive the next ten years will be a wise investment. MCOM and AT&T Wireless are two that I see making a tremendous comeback. MTNT should do well. 3g should be huge some day .

As for SIRI/XMSR, '& the beat goes on.'

Always pumping, not yet dumping.
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