“How Bowie’s moonage daydreams came true”

November 2005

Internet, Record Labels, Radio, Television
by John Naughton (the Observer Sunday October 16, 2005)

An interesting article by John Naughton on the future of ‘paid for’ music. Synopsis: Rock star David Bowie wrote a thoughtful piece in the New York Times in June 2002 about the future of music. ‘The absolute transformation of everything we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years,’ he wrote, ‘and nothing is going to be able to stop it. I see absolutely no point in pretending that it’s not going to happen. I’m fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years, and authorship and intellectual property is in for such a bashing. Music, itself, is going to become like running water or electricity…’

For a link go to : http://observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,,1592964,00.html

See also the article by Ben Challis on digital distribution and online business models at :http://www.musicjournal.org/05digitaldilemma.htm

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