Monday, August 23, 2010

Apple is the 800-Pound Gorilla in Music, No Matter What Some May Say

Apple’s dominance of the download market is a huge deal, Forrester Research analyst Mark Mulligan says. "I’d argue that EMI and WMG are actually downplaying the importance," he says.   It’s not in their interest to scare investors. And Apple's dominance might be a cause for concern.

Apple’s dominance is such that would be new entrants have to think as a priority about what their "Apple strategy" should be.  Should they be MP3 or build an iPhone app?  Should they integrate themselves into the iTunes ecosystem or co-exist?

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