Saturday, April 5, 2008

I want my music good -- and free!

If you're old -- I started out with LPs and 8-tracks, for the record -- then this next story will hold special relevance. It's courtesy of

Will owning music go the way of 8-track tapes, Walkman cassette players and 78 rpm records? For most of the 20th century, music fans were often distinguished by their record collections, and those who found music to be an important part of their lives had shelves upon shelves of vinyl to prove their dedication to the art.

The author goes on to discuss the issue of paying for music vs. getting it for free. If you care about the future of the music industry -- if not for the artist, then for the consumer -- then read this little tome. It's worth your time.