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."


----- Original Message ----- 
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...
> >