This reminds me of something a little off topic: my wife and I were
discussing the pros and cons of the current Time Warner Cable (TW) and FOX
network scuffles going on... I expressed that I really wished that TW would
just drop the FOX stuff since I'm generally not interested. And I mentioned
that what I really look forward to seeing was a model where we pick (and pay
for) only the "channels" that we would actually watch.
We counted out loud together... we came up with only 5 out of the 110 or so
channels that we're "paying for."
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From: "Dan Nelson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 6:01 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Media Timeline - Death of music business
The music business is not in death spiral because of any format... it is
dying because they fail to grasp the concept that people/consumer wants to
pick and choose what they listen to.
The iPod/iTunes facilitated this... the consumer can pick and choose and
doesnt have to buy a dozen filler selections on a cd for $14.95 when they
can buy the one song they like for 99¢.
The format has noting to do with the sales model.... its how that product is
sold.. not the box its in.
> > On Dec 31, 2009, at 11:36 AM, Aaron Levinson wrote:
> >> Oh and I almost forgot those absurdly tiny "slot
> music" cards made last year (by Sony maybe?) So miniaturized
> in fact that you needed tweezers and a jeweler's loupe to
> find them. I saw one full page announcing their ill-fated
> launch in the NYT and then poof, relegated instantly to the
> enormous (and ever-expanding) dustbin of moronic ideas.
> >> And people wonder why the recorded music business
> is in a death spiral...