I nostri figli non vorranno diventare rockstars

Spero avrai trovato tempo per leggere l’intelligente articolo di NewYorkMetro, dove Michael Wolff spiega perché internet ha messo fine al music business:

“Suddenly there was another distribution avenue offering far greater product range,” notes my friend Bob Thiele, who’s been producing, writing, performing, and doing A&R work in L.A. for twenty years (and whose father was Buddy Holly’s producer), and who, in my memory, never before talked about avenues of distribution. “And then, before anyone was quite aware of what was happening, file-sharing replaced radio as the engine of music culture.”

It wasn’t just that it was free music — radio offered free music. But whatever you wanted was free (whenever you wanted it). The Internet is music consumerism run amok, resulting not only in billions of dollars of lost sales but in an endless bifurcation of taste. The universe fragmented into sub-universes, and then sub-sub-universes. The music industry, which depends on large numbers of people with similar interests for its profit margins, now had to deal with an ever-growing numbers of fans with increasingly diverse and eccentric interests.

Io non sono mai riuscito ad ascoltare una radio senza provare un forte fastidio. Invece su internet ho le mie radio tematiche preferite e me le godo.