Sometimes you have to wonder how Andrew Lack keeps his job as Sony Music's CEO. This is the same guy who complained that there could be no business model unless all music was locked down (wrong), and then blamed music fans for forcing him to fire people, rather than admitting that it's been his own bad leadership and failure to move the company into offering what people want that has caused the company trouble. He also has said that because he can't figure out how to run his business, he needs the Supreme Court to prop up his obsolete business model. It appears he's still on the same kick. Paid Content and Buzzhit are taking Lack to task for his latest ridiculous statements, complaining that Steve Jobs can make money on both music sales and hardware sales (wrong again), but he's stuck on just making money on dwindling music sales. Isn't he the guy in charge? Shouldn't he be trying to figure out how to make the business change with the times, rather than whining and begging the courts to save his business model? If someone else is making money and he's not, doesn't that speak to his own (lack of) ability in running the company? Of course, it seems the even scarier quote in the article is when he says: "Technology is a friend to the entertainment business and particularly to the music business, but it's not quite as friendly as it should be and will be in a few years." The implication, obviously is that in a few years Lack honestly believes that copy protection will work and the technology will only work in favor of the industry. It's a bit scary that Sony thinks this is the right guy to be running a business going through such a major transition. It's as if the head of a buggy maker was saying that he was waiting for new automobile-slowing technology to take off -- and then he'll have his business model back.
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