, AndyC wrote

Personally I think the in-box apps shouldn't have any form of in-place advertising, it just seems tacky. That said I can't imagine spending much time actually looking at the music player app (as opposed to just having it in the background), which is surely the common case, so I can't imagine in-app advertising being a particularly good option for either consumer or advertiser there.

Yeah ... that is the saving grace of the music app for me. Even though I don't like how it's laid out, I still find myself using it because search + the popup that appears when you use the volume controls are the only ways I actually want to interact with it most of the time and those do work well.