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Phil Leigh Quotes

Microsoft is saying on behalf of themselves and, indirectly, on behalf of the rest of the subscription (services), 'If you want a subscription offering, if you want the better recurring revenue from subscription pricing, then give us a better price.'
Phil Leigh
#Rest

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the future of search is in audio and video. Searching through text on the internet has really reached a maturity point,
Phil Leigh
#Doubt

This is not going to be a slam dunk for Creative to just go in and get paid.
Phil Leigh
#Creative

Apple made a misjudgment that there's no market for subscription services.
Phil Leigh
#Apple

[The problems facing Hollywood regarding legitimate downloads are in some ways the same ones the music industry has faced. Unfortunately, the movie industry obviously hasn't learned from the mistakes made by the music business. Rather than launch with an all-you-can-eat offering -- the approach the industry's free competitors are winning with -- Hollywood is moving too cautiously and weighing down the few titles it makes available with too many hooks and time restrictions.] The initial usage rules are pretty restrictive, ... A good reason for downloading a movie is to take it on a business trip. The 24-hour limitation makes that a problem.
Phil Leigh
#Hollywood

The labels want to feel like they have some power and influence. They're losing the control they once had.
Phil Leigh
#Control

Their world is an analog world; it isn't digital. Electronic media of the future is clearly going to be digital. So you need to have digital in your DNA.
Phil Leigh
#Future

I don't think it's a fad. Those who lived without it think, 'Why do we need it?' But I remember when T-shirts were white. People want to make a statement. And ring tones offer that. I think we'll see growth. You hear complaints from record labels about problems in the digital age, but this is a real net positive.
Phil Leigh
#Fad

We've have seen a dramatic and sharp rise in the number of Web conferences.
Phil Leigh
#Conferences

Until just before Christmas, the big brokerage firms had tried to ignore it, as though it was some annoying insect that would eventually fly away. Now it's gotten their attention. But most of them are very slow to respond, and there isn't much time.
Phil Leigh
#Christmas

The labels have complained basically that they're not making enough money on downloads, that they prefer subscription services,
Phil Leigh
#Money

If the Beatles did come on board, I'd imagine you'd see a lot of publicity. It would have the effect of pressing down the accelerator a bit in the online music business.
Phil Leigh
#Publicity

Certainly some of the luster has come off, but 20 percent growth is nothing to sneeze at.
Phil Leigh
#Growth

[The furor could give Sony a black eye, potentially costing the company millions of dollars.] They're making consumers apprehensive, ... They're concerned that they're buying something that makes their computer crash. This affects all the labels. The average consumer doesn't know it's just Sony, so they become reluctant to buy CDs.
Phil Leigh
#Company

If the labels really want to fight piracy, it defies logic to increase prices and create more of a disincentive for the consumer to use legitimate providers. If they want to encourage the public to use legitimate online pricing, raising prices is about the last thing they should think of doing.
Phil Leigh
#Logic

If Rhapsody and Microsoft and the manufacturers can get Rhapsody to Go and Napster to Go to work reliably and smoothly, we could see that subscriptions gain market share.
Phil Leigh
#Work

The Microsoft ecosystem has a lot of moving parts, and in the Apple ecosystem, Apple has complete control.
Phil Leigh
#Control

Since the market has, for the last 10 years, been steadily trending toward digital media, this has worked towards the advantage of Apple.
Phil Leigh
#Media

Media does not need to be sold in the physical form factors anymore.
Phil Leigh
#Media