July 29, 2003

SONIA ARRISON HAS THE LATEST on music downloading. Key bit:

While it’s true there are finally a few music-industry endorsed services where users can legally buy online music (like Apple’s iTunes, Listen.com’s Rhapsody, and newly-launched Buy.com’s buymusic), the models are clunky and still need to be tweaked. That it took so long to get them reveals how unresponsive the industry is to the changing marketplace and consumer demand.

Yep. If they had bought Napster when they had the chance, they’d be much better off today.

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