Edgar Bronfman Rewrites History, Has A Pretend Epiphany
from the not-quite-there-yet,-cuz dept
As for the rest of his "epiphany," don't buy it. About the only thing he seems to have realized (way too late) is that Apple isn't the enemy. He does say, repeatedly, that they need to offer a better customer experience, but he's said that before. And he's talking about the mobile industry, which he's talked up before, without realizing that the troubles it faced were coming from the ridiculous requirements (pricing, DRM, bundles) that he required them to have. Just a couple months ago, Bronfman was going on and on about why the record labels need to come up with new ways to make ubiquitous content more scarce, and the only reason he's so focused on the mobile platform is because he (incorrectly) thinks it allows the record labels to have more control. So, while it's nice that he finally (sorta) realizes that going to war with consumers is a bad idea, he doesn't seem to actually understand what happened or how to really fix things. Of course, we're more than willing to help him sort out the problems and come up with a better model. I'll even provide a discount for being family.