Recording Industry Dabbling In File Sharing
from the slowly,-but-surely dept
For years, people have been telling the recording industry that the strategy of yelling at and suing your best customers isn’t a particularly intelligent long term strategy – and figuring out a way to embrace file sharing made a lot more sense. Well, now it seems that the industry is trying to have it both ways. While they continue with their lawsuits, a few major labels are starting to explore opportunities that involve using file sharing services to promote their artists. Of course, they’re doing this in fairly limited ways, but it’s a start. EMI seems to be the most progressive, from what this article says, and they’ve admitted that it’s important for them to figure out a way to embrace file sharing. Of course, this seems to go against recent statements from others in the industry who are saying there can be “zero tolerance” for any kind of file sharing. Eventually, the record labels will realize that embracing file sharing is (and has always been) the only solution to their current “problems” – but the question remains whether or not it will be too late for them to really make a difference when they finally come around.