12.3.07

Artists vs. Labels

A small but interesting reading here.

Two quotes:

That said, Dan Sheeran of Real Networks believes it’s no longer a matter of “if” DRM will die, but when. The industry itself is most definitely divided, ironically with the major labels standing to gain the most with the death of DRM.

and
today’s label monopoly has sliced the music industry into two competing entertainment sectors: real musicians and pop. Real musicians, undeniably, maintain high economic inelasticity while the realm of pop yields the bomb-like future of an ADD-prone toddler fed a breakfast of Krispy Kremes and Pixie Stix before church.