The Year The Music Dies
from the it's-about-time dept
Wired Magazine is running an article talking about a topic covered here quite often. The music industry may be collapsing, but that’s different from music itself collapsing. The old industry refuses to change with the times, and so the times are changing without them. The article predicts that the music industry, as we now know it, will die off much faster than most people expect, and that what comes out of its remains might be a lot better for everyone. I tend to agree. I think that the old music industry had the chance to lead that revolution, but they missed it. I also don’t believe they’ll die as quickly as the article predicts. Folks like the RIAA will keep on fighting, even though it just keeps on dragging them down.