"This is part of a much broader shift in media consumption by young people. They’re moving from an acquisition model to an access model."Had the people running the music labels understood this fact in 1999 - the year when the business peaked (and oh the cosmic irony - the year when the world discovered Napster) - or even in 2005, they could have come up with a more meaningful pricing model, instead of letting "free" become the standard.
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Die Die My Darling
From yesterday's Op-Ed page in the Times, a column about the decade-long "undoing" of the music industry: