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.

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

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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?

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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.

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1 comment:

cakes4rockstars said...

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