The music industry in it's current form just needs to be put out of it's misery.
The idea of a group of major tech companies buying the music industry sounds good to me. Better to have one last windfall of money and get out with whatever shred of dignity they might still have.
It's just painful and embarrassing to watch the music industry die a slow and painful death the way it is right now. It's pretty obvious by now that the music industry would rather litigate than innovate so it's not like they are really in the business of music anymore.
It's like they are a brain-damaged version of Elmer Fudd. Any type of innovation that would actually help them and bring them a little closer to "getting it" when it comes to the digital world is met with cries of "Kill the innovation!" "Kill the innovation!".
I mean, the freaking work is being done FOR them! All they have to do is got to the table and negotiate RATIONALLY and they would more than likely make money from this and then look at there! Another revenue stream for them that requires no effort other than basically cashing a check.
(That is their favorite thing to do right?)
Money for nothing, innovation for free. Get on board you big dummies!
"More than anything she is sounding much more dangerous that your typical Washington type with no tech knowledge: She sounds like she has just enough knowledge to be dangerous, and not enough to know why."
AC - look in the mirror as this basically describes you. I will concede that you seem more close minded and ignorant though.
I just can't see the justification for making your content less accessible since it seems ultimately to lead to it being less valuable. It makes absolutely no sense at all.
I guess they just fail to see the larger picture or maybe they even refuse to acknowledge it with hopes that it will go away somehow. Who knows? The simple fact of the matter is that media of all type is moving to digital format and away from physical format.
They are rapidly gettting left behind and they are either too ignorant to realize it or too stupid to acknowledge what is happening and adjust accordingly.