Originally Posted by HiFi Yeah
It is a transfer from the arts to technology. Long-term people gain $199 iPods with no good albums/films on them. It actually isn't in anyone's best interest but it is reflective of society values in the society where AAPL and GOOG originate (corporate profits high, arts low).
That's the truth.
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If you think Google will be better for artist than the 'evil' label system, one needs to stop drinking the EFF's, err Google's, er EFF's Kool-Aid. (the EFF takes MILLIONS of dollars every year from Google to lobby congress and spread Big Tech propoganda)
All one really has to do is open their eyes and take a good look around. The city is on fire, anarchists are busting down the doors and leaving very few alive.