So Madonna released a new album. She got some press running up to the release because she seeded file sharing networks with a file that cussed out the people downloading it. Her album didn’t make #1 in Britain on its first week, which they say is bad for her. But what really got my interest was this article (scroll down to find the Madonna story). I think the ending really hit it on the head.
“If record (CD) buyers don’t rush into stores for either of these items, it won’t be entirely because the product is bad. It will be because the era of purchasing music in stores is over for those who matter (kids). There has been an essential change in the way music — and soon movies — are delivered to consumers. The only people unaware of this are the record companies. It’s as if the old milk men who used to deliver bottles of the cold white stuff at dawn refused to acknowledge the rise of the convenience store.”
I hit the file sharing network to grab the new song “American Life” and didn’t really like it.