Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The cHook

I dont know where to start with this article - I hate people who characterise the internet as something 'new'. Its been around for donkeys years already and massive changes to the way music is experienced has been around for more than ten years. Its disappointing that this article didnt give a voice to those with the opposite view point - and there are many. This attempt at discussing the value of music is nothing if not repetitive of out dated arguments and a narrow view of the music industry. I do appreciate the suggestion at the end that collection societies may have a greater role in the future but suggestions of 'theft' and analogies to road safety are ridiculous. Take a look if you can be bothered.

Further Reading
The Music Network, 'The Hook: Do we need to accept that music should be free?' (15 February 2011) < http://www.themusicnetwork.com/music-features/industry/2011/02/15/the-hook-do-we-need-to-accept-that-music-should-be-free/ > at 15 February 2011

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