Thursday, November 18, 2010

Itunes Holdouts

So by now everyone has heard the news that The Beatles have now allowed Apple/Itunes to sell their products. This is a huge deal because well I for one thought that this would and should NEVER happen. But hey, times are changing I guess.... but now with The Beatles caving... you got to think who will be next. Well I'll tell you three artists that it will never happen to, and well after you hear their reasons you can't really blame them. 

Frontman Brian Johnson explains:
"Maybe I’m just being old-fashioned, but this iTunes, God bless ‘em, it’s going to kill music if they’re not careful … It’s a…monster, this thing. It just worries me. And I’m sure they’re just doing it all in the interest of making as much…cash as possible. Let’s put it this way, it’s certainly not for the…love, let’s get that out of the way, right away."

Garth Brooks
"These [Apple] guys are sweet guys, but they’re businessmen, so they understand. … They truly think that they’re saving music. My hat’s off to them. I looked at them right across the table with all the love in the world and told them they were killing it. And until we get variable pricing, until we get album-only [downloads], then they are not a true retailer for my stuff, and you won’t see my stuff on there—with all the love in the world. That’s nothing that they haven’t heard, either."

Kid Rock
"I just don’t like being told what to do. I don’t have a beef with Apple, or iTunes, or any of them. I do have a beef with that it seems kind of socialist of them to charge the same price for every song. What if every car cost $4,000, you know what I mean? A song from my neighbor’s garage band is not the same value as Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run.’ I just want to decide how my product gets sold with the people who sell it."

Well after hearing that.... you can't really blame them. Especially Kid Rock when he says "A song from my neighbor's garage band is not the same value as Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run'."


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