Friday, April 4, 2008

New EMI digital chief sounds off Douglas Merrill, the outgoing Google CIO who is taking up the newly created post of president of digital at record label EMI, talks about the challenges of his new position. "Artists want to create and they want to sell, fans want to experience those things," he said. "What's the role of the labels? I don't know."

Mmm, "TBD": sounds like someone has no idea
Music, music, it's what the people want. But, they want it unshackled, flowing and free.
Screw DRM free music. Listeners are going to be able to get that anyway, whether they pay for it or not. Where music labels make the bulk of the profit is no longer in CDs. It's in all the add ons.

Merrill says a whole lot of blah. Read it if you want, but you're wasting your time.

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