said by 88615298: said by elray:
Those comfortable with the existing distribution model aren't going to bite the hands that feed them by starting a race to the bottom, and most are smart enough not to attempt to do distribution themselves.
The same stupid mindset thought it was genus idea to kill off the VCR. How would their businesses be today if they had actually won their case?
I wasn't complimenting their business acumen, only explaining it.
Companies are willing to take risks, but they do so with the intent of making greater profits, not exposing themselves to headaches for less money, which is the outlook for anything that resembles the ala-carte fantasy model that forum members pine for.
There are a few ways to do new distribution that are win-win for all the players and the consumer, but that would require a buy-in from all stakeholders, and that's like herding cats to take a swim. Ain't gonna happen.