Music Wars Will Be Settled Amicably

Nice little comment in Red Herring:

“What we’re seeing in this battle of wills is a natural result of technological change, one that will eventually be settled amicably because the price of music and movies and television programming will be adjusted to meet the realities of easy reproduction and redistribution. The question may be “Will you pay 99 cents for a song today?” but tomorrow someone will find the price where a song simply can’t be delivered for any less. The music companies may not be included in the music-delivery profit equation, though we suspect that as long as A&R and marketing are important to manufacturing the next Britney or Beyonce, there is a future for music labels. Who, besides music producers, will keep the Beverly Hills Armani store in business? “

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