In my book, “piracy” is nothing more than a shoddy alibi for business failure and lack of innovation. A delay tactic so the industry could avoid adapting to the changed market for as long as possible.
iTunes and Spotify are the companies actually serving all your music. Tech companies saw what listeners wanted and made it happen. It took years of negotiation, ridiculous stipulation (DRM, anyone?) and demands for incredible compensation on behalf of the industry.
Imagine if the record industry had actually spent the last 12 years innovating and building what customers wanted. Maybe we’d be happily streaming from Sony or Warner instead of Apple.
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