MacVoices #15185: Bryan Chaffin on Apple’s 30% Cut of Music, Apps, Movies and Books

Bryan Chaffin  of The Mac Observer and host Chuck Joiner take on the topic of Apple’s mandatory 30% cut of revenue from App Store and Music Store purchases, with a special focus on music. Whether your iOS device should be the perfect place to consume music, who it benefits, and what it is worth are part of the debate. Is Apple’s position unfair to competing services like Spotify and Pandora? What is a place in Apple’s sales ecosystem worth? Bryan and Chuck also start what will be a series of shows celebrating the 10th Anniversary of MacNotables with comments about some of the early shows.

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Show Notes:

Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he’s doing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, App.net and LinkedIn.

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Bryan Chaffin  began using Apple computers in 1983 in a high school BASIC programming class. He started using Macs in 1990 when the Kinko’s guy taught him how to use Aldus PageMaker, finally buying a Power Computing Power 100 in 1995. Bryan is the cofounder of  The Mac Observer  and currently serves as Afternoon Editor. He has contributed to MacAddict and MacFormat magazines, and coauthored Incredible iPad Apps for Dummies with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus. You can find out more about Bryan at his personal site,  GeekTells.