Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Digital Music

I was reading an article covering "casual pirates" over at the NYT and this sentence stood out: "paid-for downloads from services like Apple’s iTunes have fallen short of hopes..."

How strange, I have never heard anything like that before. Usually it's how Apple controls too much of the market, and how well it is doing.

But really, the music industry does not want digital downloads to work. The stakeholders are far too invested in physical plant for that. If digital downloads succeed, that is a failure, and if they fail, that is success.