Rick Rubin - Recording Industry - Rock Music - New York Times
Testing out this blogger functionality.... but this is an interesting article. As fucked as the music is, the industry is savable. Maybe it will be de-centralized, maybe the revenue model will change, but people will pay for music.
Personally I think they need a killer app that will beat the iPod, they need subscription models that rewards the best seller artists and labels, they need guys like Rick Rubin making good music.
The subscription models are out there with Napster and Rhapsody but they haven't taken off b/c you can't use your iPod with it. iNBC just fired the first shot across the bow by pulling their content off iTunes, let's see if other content owners will the same.