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The RIAA Has Got to Stop

May 20, 2009, 10:33 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Dvorak)

"The music industry, having painted itself into a corner, has decided to take the easy way out. The labels identify the very few highly promotable acts and pump all their resources into them. Thus we end up with the Britney Spears era. And while these essentially Broadway products do sell CDs and concert tickets, they're not refining musical taste or helping the market for music as a whole.

"So the music industry hopes to survive by suing into oblivion the file-sharers, who are, coincidentally (as mentioned earlier), the only ones supporting the industry by buying CDs. The irony of this is too rich to ignore. It's just funny, really, kind of like chopping off your legs because you're tired of their following you around."

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