Monday morning re-evaluation

From a 2004 article in Billboard with Steve Jobs:

How do you view the subscription model vs. the iTunes à la carte download model?
Steve Jobs: We have more discussions with the content owners than anyone else. This is something we’ve pursued right from day one. If for $10 a month you could put 10,000 songs on your iPod, we’d like to know about it. But you can’t, because there’s no business model that makes sense for the labels, or the subscription fees you would have to pay are ridiculous. It doesn’t matter what kind of technology we develop or Microsoft develops for something like that if there’s no content to be licensed with acceptable terms to use it. One of the failures of technology companies is that they build technologies thinking everything else will work out. Look at Microsoft’s tablet PC. It’s a terrible failure. Just because you build it doesn’t mean they will come.

7 years later was Steve Jobs still right about subscription models for iTunes?

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