Never thought about it like Simon Caulkin did.
The form we got our music in was pretty much how they wanted us to have it. If you wanted a song that wasnt a single you had to buy the whole 78, 45, EP, CD, LP or whatever.
We have choice now as a consumer. Not only in how we obtain the music but whether we listen to it in our lounge or out running.
Even from iTunes you can burn to a CD in whatever format takes your fancy.
iTunes can rip music into many formats (AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, MP3, WAV) from CDs
Caulkin states …
“Basically, the record labels are devotees of the Henry Ford business model: ‘You can have any music you want so long as it’s what I want to give you.”
This originally reported in the Observer and commented on in the MacDaily News
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