U2.com: Online Bonanza
1. When did Google, Yahoo, etc become ‘ISPs’?
2. Artists have been robbed by the industry since the dawn of times. Technology is *freeing* them from greedy managers and record companies only interested in making a quick buck.
3. Young, creative artists, bands, are finding new ways to connect with their audience and make a living off their talents all over the world. Yes, it’s probably hard for establish acts to change course so drastically. The days of the supergroup are over.
4. Rock bands can’t run a government? When’s the last time McGuinness spoke to Bono?
5. ‘Lossless’ is not a movement. It’s a compression technique.
McG also said U2 will release a new album around October. I promise not to torrent it. 😉
I don’t agree with everything McG said, but I admire his balls for actually speaking his mind. McG is right, the record companies have sat on their arses and ignored the internet/digital revolution for too long. And when they have reacted, it’s in a half-arsed way like they’re a bunch of old men who don’t know how the internet works. Especially here in Australia, they still operate like it’s 1981. If McG gets some healthy debate about music downloads and the future of the industry happening, then I’m glad McG spoke his mind.
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