And it ain’t to the funny farm. 4 students have been sued by the RIAA for allegedly hosting between 75,000 and 1 million files. Wow, that’s quite a gap!
[T]he music industry has been slow to adapt to the changing patterns of music consumers, many of whom want their music on an a la carte, or song-by-song basis, as opposed to buying an entire CD.
Slow?! They downright just haven’t adapted. Give the people what they want and they will pay for it. Rumor has it, Apple may be up to something good. In any case, the longer the industry takes to change it’s ways and embrace the Internet as a tool by which to promote bands, the longer people are going to get used to eating for free. Know what I’m sayin?