…and it stinks.
Here’s the latest record label scam to force you, forever, to rent your music from them:
Universal CEO Doug Morris is reportedly hammering out a way to provide music from Universal, Sony, and possibly Warner, while incorporating the cost into cell phone charges, according to the report. So, instead of paying per song, customers would pay a little extra for their phones or their wireless service and obtain most, or all, of the labels’ music as part of a package deal. The service would be called Total Music, BusinessWeek.com reported.
See here. I pay enough cell phone charges already. I do not want to pay extra, for the rest of my life, to rent music I don’t want and to lease songs I already own. I buy my music, preferably just once. Are we clear?
Also, I’m not all that excited about digital Vikings and Hobbits.