| |bigunkGort, Klattu Birada Nikto
Re: It's all good They don't even want ITumes unless Steve Jobs will up the price Apple charges so RIAA, et all can get a piece of IPod sales.
Bottom line, it's a money grab. RIAA, the record companies and the world at large have long known they are putting out CDs with 1 or 2 good songs and the rest is filler. They pressure the artists to spin out the worst kind of swill so they can spread the good material over multiple CDs for the length of the contract. What for? Money. Remember when Perot ran for President. His big phrase was "follow the money".
Now (and for a few years back), their fat, dumb, and happy business model is under attack. Consumers (the reason these companies are in business) are saying "Wait a second. We want proper value for our money." The record companies are not interested. So the people start stealing so they can create the compilations they desire. Several companies try to create a pay-per-song model, and get sued out of existence. Apple comes up with one (they have the money to withstand a legal battle) and it is accepted...for a while. Next thing you know, record companies switch back into the greed mode.
Follow the money. Always follow the money.
Televideo ergo sum.....I watch TV, therefore I am.