A lot of you might be saying, “Dan, your quest to squeeze a nickel out of the eight people who actually read this website has gone too far. The iTunes affiliate program is tackier than the Google AdWords, Gmail invites, and Amazon affiliate links combined.”
And you might be right.
But consider this excellent argument from my favorite tech visionary, Cringely:
That’s why I signed up for this particular nickel scheme. As someone with a passion for lots of different kinds of interesting music (and a few weak spots for guilty pleasures), a world that replaces big record business with a horde of music fans (with good taste and free time) is a world I want to participate in.
I played around with the idea yesterday of starting a music-recommendations blog that was totally separate from this one, but I don’t think I have the time and energy for that. Plus, it’s totally being done better elsewhere. I’ll probably focus on putting out an iMix playlist every month, promoting it here, and seeing what happens.