The Trouble with iTunes

27 Aug ’05

If you’re in the music business, iTunes is rapidly becoming your worst nightmare – a runaway success that quickly solved the problem that the music industry couldn’t lick after several years of trying – standing in between the industry and its customers, and using iTunes as a tool for selling iPods, not solely as a tool for, well, selling music.

Jeff Leeds has a great article on this in the NYT. Proof once again that the download wars were only ever about keeping control of the lucrative music distribution business, and had nothing to do with the ‘rights of artists’ – as if any more proof were needed.

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