Tuesday, July 6, 2010

'So you want to be a rock and roll star..?'

I just became aware of this new product available at Walgreen's, which apparently was launched at the beginning of this month.

Sounds like it might be a step towards this... but I'm not getting excited just yet.

On an industry-related note, Simon Jones has another good blog post where he asks "So is music free now?" - it's a debate, as he points out, that's been alive since the 'home taping is killing music' warnings thirty years ago, and is even more important now that downloading, both legal and illegal, is having a significant effect on how we learn about new music and how those musicians are rewarded.

I wrote a bit about this a little while ago, but its not going to go away, and its always good to revisit an issue that will have such a fundamental impact on how music will be created, and paid for, in the future.

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