Chris Parker

Chris Parker

Longform/Music/Sports Journalist

Former Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter for Cleveland Scene, write news/policy cover stories & music features at magazines and alt-weeklies nationwide.

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SFWEEKLY

Cell phones: the future of music

There's no shortage of challengers to iTunes' hegemony. In September, MySpace opened its new music storefront, and Best Buy purchased Napster to dip into online music retailing. In August, Rhapsody formed a partnership with MTV/Viacom to help market its subscription and download service; two years ago, Microsoft launched its Zune player and its streaming and retail alternatives, Zune Pass and Zune Marketplace. In a shot across the bows of its subscription-supported rivals, Zune Pass announced last month that all users would be entitled to 10 free monthly downloads.

Yet all these companies are still just scrambling after iTunes' crumbs.

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