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He's right and wrong all at the same time... It isn't a particular CEO that's killing music it's the technology and business model that's killing it.
I don't read music but I am a firm believer that in order to work in the business at any level you should be able to read raw sheet music. There aren't enough musicians left to legitimize music today and any that surfaces gets pushed away because their music is not conformed to the industries idea of what music should be to sell based on how they are able to market it.
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Originally Posted by ForumViewer View Post
http://music.msn.com/music/article.a...0&affid=100055

On one hand I see where he is coming from, but if it wasn't iTunes, it would have been something else. It is 2011 after all.
Fallacious. It was a magical time in his life (in many of our lives), but it wasn't a magical time in and of itself. I personally had to wait for an opportunity, usually about once every 3-6 months, to get to any kind of music store. The nearest place was 100 miles away. That's obviously not typical, but think about how iTunes would have changed that experience. I ended up ordering most music by phone and getting it in the mail. Imagine ordering music and then waiting a month to receive it. I can fault Jobs for a lot (A LOT), but he didn't kill the music industry. In fact, he may have helped save what remains of it.
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Bon Jovi, advocate of premature hearing loss.
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So you like having more crappy quality files than having a few higher quality files? To each their own I guess. Oh wait, I don't get the higher quality stuff outside of CD.

Quick someone design a flac PMP for the corporate munchers to sell so we can have more choices.
how many people are going to buy it? and them buy the appropriate headphones
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Audio previews is why Bon Jovi no longer makes any money. teehee

Also I personally feel that Bon Jovi has been trying to kill music since the early 80s. teehee²
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how many people are going to buy it? and them buy the appropriate headphones
Gah. I'm tired of the headphones make things lossless argument. You need both to enjoy the best sound no doubt but why suffer if you can have access to higher quality sources? I'll admit it's not super huge but I can still notice the difference even on my crappy sets (not the damn earbuds).

That's like saying why force HD/3D on people if they're not going to notice a difference.
     
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the music industry was living on a prayer before steve jobs came long...

but on a serious note i agree w/ bon jovi
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I think it was napster that was the first thing that moved away from physical storage medium by the grace of parker, itunes only built on top of it

As far as the connection with the artist goes, I think ping and artist's page are doing a great job, I don't think its right to blame jobs for it.

and who says you cannot put on your headphones and crank up the volume to the max

P.S. Ahhh I see the news on MSN, not that I don't trust them.
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I think the internet killed music, not just Steve Jobs.
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Originally Posted by dontpwnmebro View Post
how many people are going to buy it? and them buy the appropriate headphones
Very, very few people now actually have a quality mobile listening set up.
I've got a bunch of audiophile friends with very expensive speakers and stereo systems. But out of them all, only 2 of them have decently serious headphones. (Westone UM2 and Westone 3). <- multi-driver IEMs.

And both of them seem quite content with listening to lossy files out of their iphone 4.


I'm the only one packing a Cowon player loaded up with FLAC files.
I'm currently using Earsonic SM3 triple driver IEMs that I had to get shipped from germany.
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