Second the Motion

Good coverage of the economics of digital music files in C-ville and the New York Times Magazine’s portrait of Rick Rubin. Rubin is wrong about subscriptions — I don’t want to pay for someone else’s selection of what I might like, thank you very much — but at least he understands that the industry as it has known itself has passed its sell-by date.

Message: changing the economics away from the corporate industrial model doesn’t mean abolishing music (any more than adopting the corporate industrial model meant inventing music).

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