Thursday, June 06, 2002

Fascinating article positing that due to rampant copying and the realities of the 21st century, the music business will become the new book industry. In their day the book industry had "rock stars" like Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck, but then the finger of commerce moved on. And whereas music biz folks used to only be happy with selling at gold and platnium levels, they'll become satisfied with releases that break 40,000...working and sweating for every sale. Very interesting stuff, and a lot of it has the ring of truth...they are discussing this over at Slashdot, from whom I shameless stole some of the preceeding copy that describes the article's contents.