Retailers whining about the iTunes U2 release

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OLC-question-markThe thread starts: Oh is the brick and mortar music retail world fuming over how the U2's "Songs of Innocents" was released. It is a illustration of how the music industry has changed. I find it somewhat Ironic that for years people in the music business who could see the future told the Labels that if you don't get on board this new distribution system the music business is going to pass you by. Instead they fought tooth and nail blaming everything on piracy. Killed every early attempt to legally market music online. In Walter Isaacson's biography "Steve Jobs". Job's relates when he was looking for content for the iPod with music download service to be called iTunes. He told Walter he was treated with contempt by recording executives. At one point he asked these executives who their customers where, they answered Walmart, Kmart, etc. Steve told Walter he left the meeting with a big smile on his face because he knew had them because these executives had forgotten who their real customers where. That sums it up the recording industry they forgot who their ultimate customer was. Now all they can do it complain about unfair this is, well the chickens are coming home to roost, I have no sympathy for them. 

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