I'm pretty sure that our days of lounging about listening to music are going to end, but being able to listen on the move, as we till the fields or line up for a kipper will be a great way to kill time and ease the pain. Which is why these guys seem to have it in spades.Spotify on TV in Finland | telecoms.com - telecoms industry news, analysis and opinion
Spotify, the darling of the online music market, has expanded its presence in the Nordics through an exclusive deal with Finnish carrier TeliaSonera that will see the Spotify service deployed on a number of devices from mobile phones to TVs.
THIS is what the music business should be doing instead of trying to sue their customers into compliance with a failing business model. Never mind Spotify or iTunes, where is the EMI Channel turning out the best of music old and new, subscribe now to the classical, heavy metal, Joni Mitchell channel that you can create in a few moments online and hear the best (or if you prefer, the most execrable) music EMI has produced in over 100 years of development yadda yadda.
Instead of which, no. Lets demand that people keep buying superseded technology and paying us bulk money for the privilege of being totally controlled or prosecuted.
Oh, and if you wonder why we Kiwis are so big on downloading "illegal" content, maybe its because there are regional licenses that forbid us from having stuff until the companies deign to release it to us and bone headed stuff like this
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Yeah, right on the ball our music companies, or are they just too busy trying to strongarm the Government into letting them hack our systems and take control of our media?
Tim O'Reilly figured it out years ago, give your stuff away free and make it easy for people to buy it if they want and behold, an actual, digital, business.
Instead, absent thinking and sclerotic processes. Time for a merciful release for most of these companies.