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More Music Exec bungles
Michael considered fate at 17:35   |   Permalink   |   Post a Comment
I fall in and out of love with random people on the internet every day - and really, it is just their pictures that are doing the selling. I'm buying the dream. I leave work on Friday a republican and return on Monday as a democrat. I'm chasing the belief. I can't decide if life goes too fast or if life goes too slow. Every time I save a dollar I think I should be spending it but a penny saved is a PENNY THAT MAY NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY EVER AGAIN.

You don't want to lock up pennies for eternity, do you? That would be horrific and inhumane. Or in..centane---er, insane? Unless they were terrorist pennies I suppose.

Unirregardlessnessious, I do have some respect for anyone who can stay on point longer than this rambling idiot, like those tv writers struggling in the streets of NY and LA, fighting the good fight with catered food and free candy. It must be rough.. but why am I belittling them? Given their adversaries, it would seem we're on the same team somehow:

Jason Ross, Daily Show Writer, spoofs John Stewart and Daily Show while attacking Viacom spoofing itself spoofing.. all over his face? Whatever, you get the picture.

This comes at a somewhat fortuitous time for the writers, who no doubt are a savvy bunch and think they can leverage some sympathy from us consumers given the last few years of RIAA/MPAA DRM/Copyright garbage that has been forced up our collective rear ends.. and brings me to my next link, Warner Music's boss Edgar Bronfman says "oops, we were wrong" :
"We used to fool ourselves,' he said. "We used to think our content was perfect just exactly as it was. We expected our business would remain blissfully unaffected even as the world of interactivity, constant connection and file sharing was exploding. And of course we were wrong. How were we wrong? By standing still or moving at a glacial pace, we inadvertently went to war with consumers by denying them what they wanted and could otherwise find and as a result of course, consumers won."
At least that is what the major news outlets will probably tell you. As strange as it sounds, he seems to think the constant, ongoing, and very directed attacks on consumers in the form of DRM lawsuits was "inadvertent". You might have to dig deeper to see that he was talking at a conference on mobile technology. Then dig one step further to see what he was really saying, which is that they want to continue screwing us over, only in the cell market this time:
"By packaging a full album into a bundle of music with ringtones, videos and other combinations and variation we found products that consumers demonstrably valued and were willing to purchase at premium prices. And guess what? We've sold tons of them. And with Apple's co-operation to make discovering, accessing and purchasing these products even more seamless and intuitive, we'll be offering many, many more of these products going forward."
And guess what? Nothing has really changed.

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