Thursday, December 20, 2007

David Byrne on new music business models

This article in Wired Magazine illustrates the new music business models emerging from the failure of traditional record companies to satisfy its customers.

Music is, after all, more powerful than the plastic or person that delivers it. We have a need to create it and consume it (in the most epicurean way).

"Some artists are the Coke and Pepsi of music, while others are the fine wine — or the funky home-brewed moonshine. And that's fine. I like Rihanna's 'Umbrella' and Christina Aguilera's 'Ain't No Other Man.' Sometimes a corporate soft drink is what you want — just not at the expense of the other thing. In the recent past, it often seemed like all or nothing, but maybe now we won't be forced to choose."
David Byrne

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