Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Music industry who?

Radiohead's release of their new album has not only spurred copycat releases by other artists including Madonna and Trent Reznor but has also caused a tidal wave of information and speculation about the current state of the music industry.

Trent talks about how commercial he thinks iTunes is and why he's following Radiohead's lead.


Jeff Zucker os NBC Universal thinks iTunes has ruined the music industry. I think they just found a way to continue its profitability.


In Denmark they're tossing around the idea of tacking on $20 to everyones internet bill that would allow you to download as much music as you like. Did you catch that? Everyone. Sounds a little communist if you ask me. Yeah, I called out communism. Don't front - we all know that shit doesn't work.

UPDATE: Sunshine is very smart and has informed me that Denmark actually is Socialist - which while there are differences is pretty close to communism in the idea that everything belongs to everyone - the two just distribute it with different rationale. You learn something new every day, eh?


Rolling Stone talks the music industry. This is a good read. They never write anything good or objective so relish in how well thought out this article is.


1 comment:

cakes4rockstars said...

actually, it's kind of more socialist which is pretty much how denmark rolls on the regular. <3